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