I have been in swimming in some form or another my entire life. I am happy to say that both of our sons are excellent swimmers and swim in age group swimming. I have been an official for the Maryland LSC for 10 years and now have branched out as a coach for our swim team in Eldersburg, MD. We are small but mighty with swimmers from 6-18 years old. Our team has so much heart. When I am not coaching I work as a hospice chaplain and coming to swim practice every afternoon to work with these wonderful young people, after what can be a difficult day, really give me perspective on life. I am so proud of who they are and who they are becoming and feel honored to have a small role in that. To have a visit by an Olympian would be such a thrill for these young people. I'm all about bringing joy to people's lives this would be a highlight not only for my swimmers but for me as well.
Good swim! Is a small program evolving into a large non profit. I teach infants to adults. The pre- school age children and school age children are evolving to team swimming . More than 20% of the children in the program have special needs. With this inclusion program and heavy parental involvement we have blossomed into its own entity. We will be starting fund raising and grant applications to build an indoor salt water facility in the next year. Outcomes are amazing!!! The children are taught even as toddlers to cheer each other on and learn to swim side by side safely and confidently. Keep us in your prayers. It will be very interesting to see how these saline water kiddos square up against fresh water swimmers.
I am a parent of a 12 year old SPY Swimmer and she absolutely loves her team and teammates. Her coachs make sure practices are fun. They are very encouraging and lift the spirits of the swimmers when they have an off meet. My daughter has only been doing this for 3 years, but would one day like to go to Miami University and swim for their team and I thank the coachs for their encouragement.
I am aquatic director at the Denny Price Family YMCA in Enid, OK and have been for 25 years. Our swimmers are from 6-18 years of age. We started our swim team in 1999 with just 10 swimmers and now are 70+ swimmers strong. We are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With our staffing of 2 outstanding coaches and 2 fantastic volunteer coaches our team has great leaders. Our parents also play a huge part in making our team strong with the volunteering they do year round. We fundraise to keep the cost down for our families and to keep our swim equipment updated. Thank you Swim Outlet for you continued support with your fundraising opportunities!
I have been a swim parent for about the last four years and it has been a pleasure to be involved with young people of varying ages. My daughter is a swimmer on the Fort Leavenworth Lancers in Leavenworth Kansas and swim families consist mainly of military families who transfer in and out yearly. We all pull together to make the experience for the kids the best we possibly can give them. We appreciate the effort the parents put in with the fundraising etc. as it is a completely a self funded enterprise despite our home pool being situated on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We are thankful for all the wonderful parents and swimmers over the years and consider ourselves the little engine that could. Every year is always challenging as it is with most teams, but, with some scrimping and reprioritizing we seem to make it through. I am always amazed at the commitment of parents at swim meets who ensure that coaches, timers, officials, and other volunteers are available to make it all happen. Having an inspiring person such as an olympic swimmer visit would be a once in a lifetime event for a lot of our young swimmers
We are an adult swim group that meets 5 mornings a week June through Sept. in Hamburg, Iowa. we do swimming, water aerobics and water walking for exercise and health.....& we are passionate about our group and our choice of exercise! There are about 20 of us that are faithful attendees. We met with the city council this summer and asked if we could do fund raising so we could "spruce up" our old community pool that is still in wonderful condition, but needs upgrades and amenities to make it more attractive to families and youth.
From the shores of Northeast OH, the Vermilion Family Y Swim Team would be proud to show our Team USA what hard work, dedication, and FUN look like in our pool. Our team of 86 swimmers, ages 4-18 yo, is revved up and ready to take on Olympic Gold!
I have a 12 year old girl that swims for a super team Mt Hood Aquatics in Portland Oregon
We have been number 2 in the country at the swimathon we do every year as fundraising
Kids always come up with creative ways to collect money for the team
They have great friendships first of all
Hi, my name is Isaac and I am swimmer for the Sylvania Southview High School team. We are a small community with under 30 swimmers, both male and female. We are surrounded by other teams who overpower us through sheer amount of swimmers. This year, we have 2 swimmers competing each in 2 events at Speedo Winter Junior Nationals. Having a visit by an Olympian would be a huge boost to team morale and hopefully get more people to join the team in future years. Swimming has been part of my life and part of the lives of many of our best athletes for over 5 years. I, as well as many others, would not like to see this sport die out in our school and community. Even though we might be in college or past by that time.
Princeton Minnesota School District Swimming programs provide opportunities for young student athletes. We offer a year round competitive swim training program as an opportunity to prepare for Middle School and High School Swim teams Our Tiger Sharks program has about 45 8 -13 year olds our high school girls and boys teams with Middle school students an additional 65 athletes.. A visit by an Olympian would be a huge boost to the program and help promote the sport in a community where other sports teams dominate. We provide a niche for the individual to join and participate at the highest level they can achieve.
My name is Heather and this is the first year our local high school has had a swim team. Caroline High School first year swim team is so small they practice in 2 lanes. There are about 12-15 kids on the team and one young man, Corran, is in a wheelchair. He has cerebral palsy and he goes very slow when he swims but he absolutely LOVES to swim! He is so excited and never stops even though his lower body doesn't work and sometimes, it works against him. He is only able to do freestyle and breaststroke. His teammates are very supportive as they are all new to swim team as well and everyone is learning together! They don't have their own kickboards, pull buoys, or team suits and the coach is handmaking their team shirts. These kids could use a lift as they just opened the YMCA 2 years ago in the county and most of them haven't had the opportunity to swim competitively before.
I coach a small age group team -BWST, in Wahpeton, NorthDakota. We now have 29 fairly new, young athletes on our team. This is more than double from last year. We are excited to be growing and would love this new group to experience the enthusiasm the Olympic swimmers bring with them for this sport. Thank you for considering us, Jeanne
We are in Ketchikan Alaska. My boys swim for the Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club! We have to travel extensively to compete as we live on an island in Southeast Alaska. We have to fly or take a ferry to get to our meets. We have about 45 swimmers and we operate year round!
My name is Debra and my granddaughter swim for Foster park swim team and she play waterpole as well she is 10 year old and we live in Chicago Illinois and its about 20 kids on the team it keeps the kids from being out in the street at the school it's a very good program and the kids love it and they compete so well with the other kids from other part and this will great for the opportunity for the kids and let the other kids in the neighborhood know that is something out there for them to do besides play basketball
I live in Manistee Michigan. Our school district is quite tiny and swimming is a fairly recent addition to our short list of sports here at MHS. As of now we only have 18 swimmers on our swim team but this opportunity would be a great way to get some exposure.
Jersey Storm was the home of First time Olympian, Kelsie Worrell, we would love to get her back for a meet and greet at some point!
Jersey Storm Swim Team is a non profit team that opporates on Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst in New Jersey. our team is made up of both civilian and military kids, it has been around for over 35 years.
Swim outlet is hands down the No. 1 place to buy gear!
I started a lap swimming team at our local Y to bring awareness about the Olympics and for personal workouts. As a team we count our laps swum and put it on a board. We total our laps twice a month and convert it to Kilometers (Olympic swimming is in meters) and see how close (as the crow flies) to Rio we can swim by the end of August. This is a team effort, not a competition. Our little team is over 100 strong now. I give out 6 gifts every month to random winners. Was so hoping for a type of Olympic Rio cap to come out, maybe Swimoutlet can come up with one. Thanks for your great website.
I live on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Over 90% of Grenadians cannot swim. 5 years ago I started teaching learn-to-swim and as they developed we started a swim team. We have almost 100 swimmers on the team now and another 100 in learn-to-swim. We do not charge the locals for lessons. I have been buying equipment for our team Grenada Youth Adventurers for those 5 years and getting friends to bring the equipment over when they come to visit. Last year my team GYA spearheaded an initiative over the Easter break to teach over 500 people how to swim at no cost. We did this with over 100 volunteers. You can see more about it at
I just placed a large order to help with this year's National Learn to Swim Week because we are doing it again. What we need most is goggles because none of the kids we teach have them. We did order 48 googles and 42 kickboards to use at 12 venues we will have this year. It would be an awesome surprise to have extra googles and kickboards sent to support our event and used for years to come. We love swimoutlet.com because of the quality and the good pricing we always get on team sales. We hope you will consider helping us teach these kids to swim!
Lol I forgot to mention. STAC is a fairly new team, 2 years old. Since I am a HS sophomore, I am planning to stick with STAC for as long as I can this is because the coach is very understanding and try's to help you with your stroke to the best of his ability. His favorite word to use for "the key to success" is to be Consistent. What he means is if you come to practice 6 days a week, you will get more out than if you go 2x a week
I have been swimming since 2008. At first I was a part of swimmer and winter league, but nowadays I siwm year round. It is hard to keep track of all the teams that I have been on I've moved around that much! My summer teams were Lenape in Montgomery NJ, LSA in lawrenceville NJ, and Hillborough Hurricanes, from Hillborough NJ. The winter team was Montgomery Marlins in Montgomery NJ. My first year round team was Pennington Aquatics in Pennington NJ. Nowadays I'm on my high school team, Montgomery Cougars in Montgomery NJ, and my club team is StreamLine Aquatic Club in Branchburg NJ. I am planning to do STAC for the summer LCM not SCY. All of the coaches I have met have such a great passion for swimming, and that is what I love about it. No matter where you go, there is always someone with a huge passion for the sport.
Swimming is an excellent opportunity for all ages and levels of swimmers. My son is both a high school swimmer and a club swimmer, and when competing, the swimmers who compete USA are certainly the most recognizable. Since my son began swimming, I have ventured to become an official. Would love to have our little team receive a big surprise!!
My daughter is on 2 different swim teams (high school & summer league) and was on 3 last year (Gulf Swimming team), and the teams would really love to be able to sponsor one of the swim camps, but didn't know how to raise the money for it. She is the Captain and MVP of her high school team, but since she is a senior this year, she will most likely retire at the end of the summer season. She is planning on going out with a bang!
It would awesome for our swimmers in our small town to get this opportunity. My husband and I took over the team last year and are striving for big things. All 3 of our children are on the team and our oldest son who will 14 this month wants to be an Olympic swimmer. We would all benefit greatly from and experience like this. Thank you.