2017-18 Chinook Aquatic Club Registration
Open for Returning Members
8/16/17 - 7/31/18
Open for New Members
8/31/17 - 7/31/18
Chinook Aquatic Club has been training young people in healthy athletic competition since 1976. Chinook has been serving the Bellevue, Mercer Island and Renton communities for over 35 years. We take pride in the accomplishments of all our swimmers, some who have gone on to win National and Olympic championships. Chinook provides a fun, developmentally-appropriate age group competitive swimming program for girls and boys ages 7-18.
We believe the swimming experience provides important life skills to all our members, regardless of age or ability. Goal-setting, persistence, time management, self-discipline and positive thinking are some of the skills our swimmers acquire and take with them into all aspects of their lives. Chinook training groups are organized by ability level so that swimmers develop skills at their own pace. Swim meets are organized throughout the year for ability levels, so that even novices can participate in the competitive experience.
Chinook Aquatic Club is a member of Pacific Northwest Swimming, and a
member of United States Swimming, the governing body of competitive swimming.
Chinook Head Coach Kevin O'Shea coaches the Senior group. A veteran of over 25 years coaching at a variety of levels, he has developed Junior National, National, and Olympic Trial qualifiers, as well as coaching high school swimmers new to the sport. Kevin has received the American Swimming Coaches Association Award of Excellence three times and was selected to the coaching staffs of the United States Olympic Sports Festival and the United States Swimming Select Camp.
Chinook Head Age Group Coach Grace Wong works with the Sectional and Blue groups. Grace has coached over 15 years and has developed a wide range of athletes, from novice to Zone-level to Sectional-level swimmers. She has coached on PNS All-Star teams and PNS swim camps, and served on the PNS Board of Directors. Many of Grace’s swimmers have progressed to successful careers in High School and College swimming, as well as USA competitions.
Working with Kevin and Grace for the 2017-2018 season is returning coach Mike McIntyre, Justin Fleming and Mike Smith. Chinook is fortunate to have a full complement of experienced coaches. The coaches’ hard work and dedication over the years have strengthened and developed the age group program. The coaches continually make swimming fun, challenging, and rewarding for the athletes.
We take pride in our program and have confidence that you will too! Welcome to Chinook!