"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents
the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny."
Head-coach: Mike Christensen
Excellence in swimming requires excellence in coaching. The coaches’ job is to supervise the swim program. The coaching staff is dedicated
to providing a program that enables swimmers to learn the value of striving to improve oneself. For this purpose, the coaches are
responsible for all matters affecting training and competition, including:
- Placing youngsters in practice groups based on the age and
ability level of each swimmer
- Stroke instruction and the training regimen based on sound scientific principles and geared to the goals
of the group.
- Decisions concerning which meets swimmers attend and which events a swimmer competes in.
- Conducting and supervising
the warm-up procedures for the team during meets - after each race, the coaches will offer constructive criticism regarding the swimmer's
performance (it is the parents’ job to offer love and understanding regardless of their swimmers performance).
- The building of a relay
team during meets.
- Coordination and liaison of swim meet entries and associated data between swim club and Swim BC.
The coaches are
constantly updating and improving the program. It is the responsibility of swimmers and parents to make the most out of the excellent
opportunity this program provides for success in swimming.
Coaches are always willing to discuss any problems that may arise. Parents
should contact them prior to any discussion to set up a time for a meeting. Please do not approach coaches on the pool deck.
PRESIDENT: Ryan Kluss
Registrar - Chera Bannister
Treasurer - Renee Lukasser
Secretary - Lynda Lang
Meet Manager - Nita Back
Members at Large:
The club’s motto: “Dedicated to sportsmanship and the pursuit of excellence in competitive swimming” is the basis of our programs.
Swimmers develop physical conditioning, sportsmanship, team co-operation, mental discipline and other skills that provide immediate
and lifelong benefits that go well beyond the waters of the pool.
In a well conducted program, all swimmers gain whether or not
they ever win a race.
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