Jennifer Rossi, Kingston Swim Team, Kingston, TN
3 weeks ago.
Our swim team was going to fold, 2 years ago. It is a team that is run solely by volunteer parents. I took over las tear so that our kids would be able to have their summer swim program continue. We fund raise like crazy, doing concessions for basketball games in the winter, car washes in the summer, we have our annual swim-a-thin which we started last year. However, we are still struggling to get this team heading in the upward direction. We can only swim two months out of the year, as we have no indoor facility in our county. Many parents don't have the funds to drive their children to the surrounding counties facilities. We have gained community sponsors these last two years who have been awesome! We were able to purchase two diving blocks and this year we were ab;e to get a lane rope reel with cover and some fins and snorkels to help our kids. However, we are still trying to do what we can with these kiddos who have such potential, to make them better! Our team could benefit so much from anything the swim outlet could provide, including some encouraging words from an Olympian. Clair Donahue is from the next county over and is such a great role model for our youth, as are many of our Olympic swimmers. I love that your company is doing such an amazing thing as this for your customers and their teams! Even if we don't get selected, it is wonderful to see the videos of the teams that do get a visit and supplies they need. God is good and will provide for our team in the way he sees fit. We will keep fundraising to get ourselves an indoor facility and equipment to the best of our abilities, though a visit like this would be icing on the cake! thank you swim outlet for all you do for the kids!
I am the aquatic director of a YMCA in rural northwestern PA. We do not live close to any major cities so it is hard for most of our swimmers to get extra help through a camp or clinic. Our season runs from mid-Sept through the end of Feb. We have 2 great coaches, plus a volunteer coach. We are trying to update our equipment, but it takes awhile & our scoreboards are very bad looking. Any help would be greatly be appreciated.
The Dolphins Swim Team was formally associated with YMCA. In 2010, the Albuquerque branch of the YMCA of New Mexico decided it no longer wanted to support a swim team at the Mountainside facility. This had been the home of The Dolphins Swim Team for 27 years. The move was both surprising and heartbreaking for all the families that had been active participants in that program for many years. Rather than disperse or merge with other teams, the Dolphins decided that they would strive to maintain their own team and find a new place to call home. With the help and support of dozens of committed swimmers, coaches and parents, this team has stayed together, year after year.
The first three years of our post-YMCA existence, the Dolphins were virtual nomads, roaming from pool to pool, looking for a place to swim and call home. Through it all, our members remained loyal, and each year we had a strong showing in both the New Mexico Games and the Sundance League Finals.
Two years ago, we found a new home at the Kirtland Aquatic Center, at Kirtland Air Force Base. It was a beautiful facility, with a wonderful and welcoming staff. However, the location of the facility presented an on-going challenge to our non-military families. They had to gain access to the military base in order to participate, and in this era of heightened security, that challenge became an ever more difficult obstacle to overcome. As a result, we moved our practice facility to the Olympic pool at University of New Mexico. This, too, is a beautiful facility and we are hoping to make it our permanent home.
The Dolphins have struggled to survive, retaining a core of committed swimmers, coaches, and parents. With their help we have maintained a strong team, and placed second at the team portion of the New Mexico Games in 2014. We are thriving, despite all obstacles and trials!
I am the mom of an ambious 13 year old swimmer on a team of 146 ambious swimmers. This is the second USA swim team with which my son has participated and I could not be more excited for him.
The team has 2 coaches, one of which has been coaching this team for over 25 year and the other for over 7 years. These two coaches are so dedicated to teach these kids to not only prepare their bodies to be athletes (starting with yoga at the beginning of each practice and meet as well as teaching good nutrition) but also preparing them for being excellent members of society (through volunteer work and reminding them that homework comes first).
The Coeur D'Alene Area Swim Team works hard and the coaches work even harder! It would be a great honor to have a surprise visit from Ryan Lochte and would help inspire these youth to strive for their own greatness!! Thank you for this awsome program.
Hi, I am swim mom of 2 girls who swim for the Hickam Hurricanes on Hickam Air Force Hawaii. In the last year we have had 4 different head coaches and too many assistant coaches to count. We have a head coach now that really cares about the kids and is doing her best to build the team back up to what it was before all the change. With all the coaching changes we lost alot of swimmers and our team has gone through alot of changes. We swim at a pool on base that has alot of issues and when we bring it up to the people in charge they tell us it is not a priority. A visit from an Olympic swimmer would show them that our kids are a prioritY and would be a great booster for our kids. Our head coach is Jolena Adams and she does alot for our little team, we are a USA swim club and are doing our best to build it back up. Thanks for reading and keep swimming!
I started swimming two years ago. All I can say that it has changed my life. I don't know what I would do without it. I am twelve years old and have had 18 junior Olympic cuts a 1 zone. I push myself and my team everyday to do our best. I swim for O.H.Y.A, Oak Hills Youth Athletics. We have over 70 kids on the team with four coaches. The head coach in Sean Caroll, the other three coaches are Brad Heines, Sandy Caroll, and Laura. We swim at Oak Hills high school and we are a U.S.A team. I hope you get a chance to read this. Swimming is my life and I'm glad I have it there.
I am A swim parent from holyoke Massachusetts. Our team has grown and has become quite competitive nationally. Our team would really benefit from an Olympian coming in and talking to our kids. They listen and take all comments to the pool. Live USA Swimming and all swimming stands for. Go USA!!!!!
My son and daughter (18 and 15) have been swimming for the Buenaventura Swim Club for the past 5 to 6 years now. Jason York, our head coach has taken this team from the bare bones to a high quality, competitive team. I have told him, "If you build it, they will come," for some time now. And build it he has. And up and coming they are. For the kids who work hard two to three times a day, and the kids that are on their way up the swim ladder, what a joy and honor this would be. Bring it on Swim Outlet!!
I am a parent board member of the Bexley Marlins Swim Team! Our team underwent a complete restructuring this year with new coaches, several new parent board members, a new logo and many new swimmers! This year we have 157 team members!!! All of our swimmers are giving it their all this summer and are working hard to improve their strokes and times all while still having lots of fun with their friends! We want kids to have fun swimming so they will continue to swim. It is a fantastic sport!!! The team even embraces community service with a fun meet that benefits a local charitable effort in memory of a former swim team member. Our team would be so inspiredl by a visit!
The Andrew & Walter Young YMCA, USA swim and triathlon competitors are an inner city youth team out of Atlanta, GA. Our athletes are beating the odds and embracing "Diversity in Aquatics". Our coach, Kraig Jennings, has taken these athletes to a new level in competitive swim. Meeting a swim Olympian is only a dream for these athletes who are driven, eager and successful in all things competitive swim. Make us your choice, it will be a great day for both the swimmers and the Olympian!
I AM A SWIM MASTER COACH . I´M FROM CHILE, SOUTHMERICA. I HAVE A 50 SWIMMERS IN MY TEAM , THE AGE OF THE ATHLETES ARE IN 20 TO 72 YEARS OLD. I LIKE TOO MUCH THE DELIVERY IDEA, BUT I KNOW IS VERY DIFFICULT TO VISIT US A SWIMMER LIKE A RYAN LOCHTE OR OTHER OLIMPIC CHAMPION. I WILL LIKE TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DELIVERY FOR OUR COUNTRY. MY ENGLISH IS NOT SO GOOD, BUT I TRY TO WRITE IN THE BEST WAY . I WILL WAIT FOR YOUR E MAIL. THANKS.
My kids swim with Forest Area Swim Team ages 8 and 10. This is their fifth year swimming with the team. We have a lot of dedicated swimmers on the team. We could use some inspiration from Ryan Lochte or any other Olympian who would like to visit the area. We have close to 100 kids participating on the team this year and this would be such a special treat for them.
A Gold Medal Delivery to the Coto Coyotes Swim Team would just be off the charts amazing. What an awe inspiring day that would be for our hard working coaches and swimmers. A dream come true for sure. Thank you Swim Outlet for your fabulous products and for Gold Medal Deliveries.
Sparta Mermaids are ladies/gentleman who need continued water therapy so we've formed a water aerobic group to keep us walking. We have knee replacement, hip replacements, Arthritis, back problems, fibromyalgia, etc. We get in good shape for the shape we are in.
HI, I do not swim with a team as of this date. I retired in October and started swimming at my gym, I am up to one hour which is just over a mile...I am slow. I love swimming and I believe that with Swim Outlets help we could bring quite a large group of people to the world of swimming. I bought the G2 underwater swim MP3 and since have had at least 15 people as where I bought it. I even turned my teeth cleaning hygienist onto it. Please come to Bakersfield and inspire more to join the wonderful world of swimming.
My both sons, Ned and Burt, swim for Team Genesis Swim Club and Love Swimming, a Sport Ministry of Trinity Fellowship Church. They have been swimming since they were 4 years old and they love it. As a team, we swim in four different places, and most of us have to drive more than an hour. There are some talents in this little team who wouldn't mind sacrificing anything to become as good as you. We don't mind driving because our coaches are very dedicated to teach our swimmers with properly technique and respect for each other. All swimmers work very hard to improve themselves even though during the winter the practices are cancelled often based on the decision the other organizations make. I would love that coach Rudi, coach Alice, and all swimmers have such a great surprise and support from your team. I know that meeting with you guys, it will be just a dream come true event. I pray to make this happen. Please, please consider Team Genesis! Thank you for serving all over the country. You are a great inspiration for all of us!
We swim with the Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs in NW Arkansas. We have a great group of swimmers who would greatly enjoy a delivery from y'all. Our team has regular "All Team" practices where our Senior swimmers work with our two younger groups. At combined meets it is fun to watch the little kids hang out with the big kids. The little girls on the team hug or ^5 each other right before races and are often found wishing each other "good luck".
After being disbanded our club restarted a little over a year ago, we have a dedicated small group of core swimmers whom would love a surprise visit by your gold team. During our shutdown these swimmers managed to stay active in swimming even though they were at different organizations. We now have a dedicated coach who is bringing out the best in our swimmers. Our swimmers have increased not only in numbers but also in accomplishments. Bixby Swim Club would love to see you at our pool.
How inspiring for the swimmers would this be to a smaller club who normally would not be given the opportunity like this. I know we are in Airdrie, Canada but if there was a chance of having someone visit our team that would be beyond amazing to our group of very dedicated swimmers. Our coach is amazing and our team has won the banner for 6 yrs in a row at provincials for most points for a small team. This would be so exciting!!
Wow, love that these wonderful swimmers give of their time to come to local pools and inspire. We all know that just a drop of inspiration can grow into something great. Fantastic job on promoting and executing this idea, SwimOutlet!