September 16, 2013
The Star Advertiser interviewed coaches and parents for a story on Friday about Splash!
Here's an excerpt:
In its four years of existence, Splash has grown from 20 to more than 80 swimmers placed at levels ranging from developmental and age-group to junior and senior. Each designation is commensurate with a goal set by both the swimmer and parents: become competent and comfortable enough in the pool for possible lower-level meets; compete at the state level, the regional level and then the national level.
Where Splash veers outside the lanes of the traditional club is in its structure and philosophy. It is a parent-run club with a focus on weekly life concepts.
"It is about the well-rounded young person," said Stacie Peralta, whose daughter Taylor, a UH Lab School student, competes for Splash. "It's not just about swimming. As I've told my daughter, colleges are no longer looking at just test scores. They are looking at your activities in school and outside like community service.