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
1. We believe that teamwork is
essential for success.
2. We believe in a community that
supports health and wellness for all.
3. We promote a culture of
continued learning for kids, members, parents and staff.
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
Chain of command when an
- Contact your lead coach
- Still a problem, contact the head
- Still a problem, contact the
- Lastly, still a problem, contact
all of the Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is
Email the BOD:
Vice President-TR Wheeler
Members at Large -
Diane Freeman, Kathy Becher
Adam Martinez, Sr Coach
Autumn Kappes, CEO
Athlete Education Council
Helping to promote a better team
environment and better communication for all RSC athletes!
Athletes are elected each spring with 2 athletes from the 15/o 1
& 2 and 13/14 1 & 2 groups each.
Current AEC Members (Spring
2018-Spring 2019) - Grant Reeves, Edie Newman, Marcus Yao, Hannah
Gwaltney, Kerry Meng-Lin, Chloe Weingarten, Joseph Hegland, Becca
The AEC can be contacted by email
Our non-profit 501c3
information can be found on the MN Attorney General's
Click on Charities tab, scroll
down for search for charity
Type in Rochester Swim Club Orcas
in the organization name