Practice time changes for the Episcopal location

Hello AmberJax Families,

We would like to take this opportunity to formally say a big "Thank You and Good Luck!" to Coach Stephanie as she prepares to take on her new role at the City of Mobile Aquatics team. Over the last two years, our AmberJax team has been blessed to have two Head Agegroup Coaches who have developed an amazing Gold group. Both the number of swimmers and the talent of this group have been testaments to their hard work and dedication to our team. It has also however opened many doors for our coaching staff as teams from all over the region are aware of their success. Although we do not have a replacement gold coach in place, it hasn't been for lack of candidates. After several phone interviews, skype interviews, and face to face interviews with potential candidates, our singular focus in the search process remains to ensure that our Gold group is of the highest priority and staff it as such.

It is with this in mind that we are excited to announce that both Coach Benji and Coach Doug will be taking over as the Gold coaches. We firmly believe that in the short term, this is the best way to ensure that our Gold swimmers will have experienced coaching and be best positioned to succeed in the 2013-14 season (for the full Episcopal Pool schedule and new coaching assignments, please see below). As this season progresses, Benji, Doug and Andy Kidd will be constantly assessing our needs and use that information to help base staffing decisions for the future. 

We also realize is that swimmers in this group compete in very different events.  While these groups will be practicing right next to each other and do many of the same activities, it is our goal to give each a more customized practice that will meet everyone’s needs.  We feel that this tailored approach will benefit all groups as we move forward. 

Once again, we are so grateful for Coach Stephanie's service and hope that she has nothing but success in next chapter of her life! Please don’t hesitate to contact one of us if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our Amberjax swim program.


Benji, Doug and Andy

Episcopal Pool practice schedule:

Senior Group Coach Benji

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

3:30-4:15 Drylands, 4:15-6:15 swim

Tuesday, Thursday

3:30-4:15 Weightroom, 4:15-4:45 Drylands, 4:45-6:15 swim


7:00- 8:30am swim 8:30-10:00 Drylands


Gold 1 (13-14) Coach Benji, Gold 2 (12 and Under) Coach Doug

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

4:15-6:15 swim

Tuesday, Thursday

4:15-4:45 Drylands, 4:45-6:15 swim


7:30- 8:30am swim 8:30-10:00 Drylands


Silver Group Coach Doug

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

4:45-6:15 swim

Tuesday, Thursday

4:45-5:15 Drylands, 5:15-6:15 swim


8:00-9:30am Swim, 9:30-10:00 Drylands


Bronze Group Coach Lauren


5:00-6:15 Swim


8:30-10:00 am Swim


Garnet Group Coach Kieran

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

5:15-6:15 Swim


9:00-10:00am Swim