The Rochester Swim Club (RSC) Program provides a system of instructional and training groups designed to move young swimmers through their swimming careers smoothly and successfully. We restructured our groups in the spring of 2011 in order to better serve all the swimmers on our team. Now our groups are peer-based and use a comprehensive approach to age and ability as we focus on improving each individual’s swimming skills and performance.  

We have five different age divisions: 15 & over, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10 and 8/under. Within each of these divisions we have 2 or 3 groups based on ability. More information about each group can be viewed below. We have a full-time coach dedicated to each group who designs and implements a comprehensive training plan in order to optimize each swimmer's growth and improvement. From novice swimmers to National qualifiers, we have a place for everyone!

Our coaches firmly believe that it is critically important for young swimmers to master proper technique in all 4 strokes as well as starts and turns. Our younger groups are largely instructional and emphasize stroke development and body position above all else. Swimmers learn that you must do strokes correctly before you can go fast. A stronger emphasis on training gradually occurs as swimmers mature physically and mentally and move into upper level groups. 

Some exceptions to a group's age range may be made by the coaching staff in order to ensure each swimmer is in the most appropriate group for their skill and development level. Newer swimmers may need to start in a younger or less advanced group in order to gain fundamental stroke technique. Our goal is always to get each swimmer into an age-appropriate group with their peers as soon as they have mastered the necessary skills.

Mission Statement (Currently being Revised):

We are the Rochester Swim Club.

Our purpose is to enhance the well-being of Rochester and surrounding communities' athletes through opportunities and encouragement toward an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of aquatic excellence at every level.


Our club is a non-profit 501c3 organization governed by a Board of Directors and administrated by our CEO Autumn Kappes.  All communication regarding club function/administration/operations should be directed at Autumn Kappes.  


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Articles of Incorporation:

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Our Board of Directors is as follows:

President-Nate Werneberg

Vice President-TR Wheeler

Treasurer-Jonathan Atkinson

Secretary-Todd Severson

Members at Large - Diane Freeman, Kathy Becher,  Adam Martinez, Autumn Kappes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
10/25/17 Click Here Unapproved





Our non-profit 501c3 information can be found on the MN Attorney General's website: