25 Aug 2016: Spokane Area Swimming surpasses its 30th year as one of Spokane's premier year round competitive swim teams. Its board of directors announces Charlie Root as its new head coach.
Charlie has extensive coaching experience from club through college swimming. Club teams in the US include Phoenix Swim Club, Bainbridge Island, Swim Seattle and Puyallup Aquatic. International clubs include Aqua Gym in Christchurch and Parnell Swim Club in Auckland, New Zealand. His college coaching resume includes Seattle University and University of Puget Sound. He is also well educated in the science of coaching and swimmer development.
Charlie grew up in Spokane, swam for and was a founding member of SAS. He was SAS' first USA Swimming Nationals participant and attended and earned a scholarship to University of Washington. While graduating with two bachelors degrees in Zoology and Psychology he swam for four years on the varsity swim team and was a Pac-10 conference finalist all four years.
"I am very excited to be back home in Spokane and coaching my team SAS! I am looking forward to working with our most elite swimmers and youngest athletes alike. There is a lot of opportunity to grow swimming here. We have a strong board and staff that will work well together and have a shared vision for our future. This is a great opportunity. I can?t wait to get back out on the pool deck."
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SAS - Developing fast swimmers & friendships for a lifetime!
USA Swimming Competitive Year Round Team
Senior Group: technical precision, very competitive, faster kids whose primary sport is swimming, usually ages 14-18
Junior Group: progressive training prep for sr. level or swimmers not desiring sr. level commitment, usually ages 13-18
Gold Group: build strong stroke technique & endurance, usually ages 11-15*
Silver Group: more practice time, further development in all 4 strokes, usually ages 8-13*
Bronze Group: entry level, fewer and shorter practice times, usually ages 6-10*
*may also include older swimmers-skill, endurance & commitment dependent
Spokane Area Swimming Team (SAS), as a member of USA Swimming & the YMCA, is a year-round, competitive swim team offering high quality coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide our athletes the best opportunity to develop to their highest level of swimming and personal achievement.
We offer tryouts year round! We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Please contact us if you would like further information or to schedule a tryout.