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Swim & Dive Team - 2021 Info

Our program is focused on developing solid technique while maintaining the fun of participating in a team sport. Last year (2020) we finished 1st overall in our league in a virtual championship! We had roughly 25 divers and 145 swimmers.

For those new to the club & swim/dive team, it is an excellent way to be introduced to our sport. No previous experience is required, and you can start at any age.   We participate in the Private Pool Swim League (PPSL) with age groups 8&Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18.   Our season is a short 6 weeks with Championships the week of July 12.

 

All children of club members are welcome and WANTED! 
  

Register at mtlkillerwhales.com and click on the News tab for more information.

We offer the following:

(Kids can both swim AND dive):


Killer Whales Dive team - all ages thru high school.

Killer Whales Swim Team - generally age 7 thru high school.   (6-year-old swimmers that can swim 25 meters unassisted may be included with coaches’ permission).

Mini Whales Swim program– generally 6 & under.  Minis swim at our home meets only and are encouraged to participate in the Eastern Swim Championships.   Practices will be offered 2 days/week. Some 6 & under swimmers will be asked to swim with the Killer Whales if the coaches believe they are ready for the additional challenge.

 

PRACTICES

Our practices will be posted on the website.

Practice times will be determined based on signups and COVID protocols.    Last year during COVID we ran practices assigning times by name, in the morning Monday through Saturday offering 3 practices per swimmer.     In a normal year, practices are mornings Monday through Friday with assignments determined by age group – 5 practices offered. We will follow current US Swimming practice and CDC guidelines when determining the final practice schedule.

 

Mini Whale practices will be offered Tuesday and Thursday   from 10-10:30AM at a minimum.
 

COACHES

Diving Coaches:  

            Head Coach: Aimee Mathews Merk

Swimming Coaches:

Head Coach: Katie Mussman

Assistant Coaches: Ben Habel and Clara Keiser

Jr. Coaches: Jacqueline Young and Jeff Osterman

 

MEETS 

We have 5 Dual Meets every week beginning June 10th. There will be two Championship Meets offered the week of July 12th. PPSL Championships (the club may only enter two divers / swimmers and one relay per event) and Eastern Championships (the club may enter as many swimmers in each event as they wish). The league has not yet determined if there will be an Eastern Championship for diving.

 

While a minimum of participation in 2 dual meets is required to be considered for the PPSL Championship meets, your participation in EVERY meet is important to our competitive position as well as the training for your Swimmer/Diver.

 

Dual meets are as follows: 

Please note exact times and location still to be determined.    Last year, due to COVID, all meets were at home swimming a virtual meet against our opponent in sessions by age group with restricted ‘fan’ attendance.     The League is working to consider COVID appropriate options for 2021.

6/10 Thursday:  Madeira vs MtL
6/17 Thursday : Harper’s Point vs  MtL
6/24 Thursday : MtL vs Shady Lane
7/1 Thursday :   MtL vs Wyoming
7/8 Thursday :   Anderson Hills vs MtL

 

 

Special Note to Parents:

Parents are an important supporter to our team.  We expect one volunteer from each participating member to help in some way, minimally half a meet or a full mini session you attend.   

 

This year, we also need to fill the following ‘skilled’ positions for the team.   Please consider joining the mighty group of crazy, dedicated parent Killer Whale supporters!    

We will train and support you!   Please use the ‘contact us’ on the team website for more information so we can set you up with training.

  • Dive Team parent coordinator. 
  • Swim Officials
  • Diving Judges


 FEES


The fee is $60/swimmer/diver; Minis $30/swimmer not also diving:  $120 max/family. 

 

The coaches and swim team committee are very excited for this season and look forward to the many successes the kids will have as a member of the swim, dive and mini whale team. If you have any questions and to register please visit our website at mtlkillerwhales.com. 

 

Dive Committee: Terri Sundberg

Swim Committee: Lisa Habel, Carter Gaither

 

Updated information: mtlkillerwhales.com

Questions? email [email protected]  .