Membership Information

Shockwave Aquatics Swim Team


The Starkville Shockwave Aquatics Team (“SWAT”) is operated as a not-for-profit organization. SWAT is managed by Head Coach Savannah Eriksen, Assistant Coach Tristen Grantham and the SWAT Board of Directors.





The mission of Shockwave Aquatic Team is to develop student athletes throughout the Starkville, Mississippi area by providing quality coaching, necessary training and encouragement among all age groups. Shockwave’s goal is to empower young people to be champions in and out of the water for a lifetime.


This handbook is a guide to help orientate parents and swimmers to the Shockwave Aquatics team (SWAT).  Whether you are a new or returning Shockwave parent/swimmer, please read the following guidelines which outline the policies and procedures of Shockwave.





We are a year-round, competitive swim program that is dedicated to advancing the sport of swimming in Starkville, Mississippi.  The SWAT coaching staff offers many years of experience and success to help develop swimming skills in a quality program.  We offer a variety of practice groups based on abilities and goals.  Swimmers must be at least 5 years of age by September 1 of the current school year in order to participate in Shockwave. Our purpose is to allow your child to have fun with the sport and to develop into a swimmer that can achieve unlimited success.


Each child is different and progresses at their own rate.  Our practice groups have their own specific goals and objectives.  The coaching staff makes group assignments based on each swimmer’s physical, mental and emotional level of development.