The HoCo Aquatics swim team engages in a multi-level competition program with United States Swimming that, like our training program, attempts to provide challenging, yet success-oriented competitive situations for swimmers of all ages and abilities. We do not provide swim "lessons" at this time. We are a competitive swim team!
We emphasize competition with oneself. Winning ribbons, medals, or trophies is not our main goal. Even if the swimmer finishes first, but has swum poorly in comparison to his/her own past performances, he/she is encouraged to do better. The individual's improvement is our primary objective.
Sportsmanlike behavior is of equal importance of improved performance. All the coaches teach swimmers how to behave like a champion when the swimmers have both a "good" and a "bad" swim. Respect for officials, congratulations to other competitors, encouragement to teammates, determined effort, and mature attitudes are examples of behaviors praised and rewarded by the HoCo coaching staff.
A swimmer is praised for improving his/her stroke or time. It is the coach's job to offer constructive criticism of a swimmer's performance. It is the parent's responsibility to provide love and encouragement that bolster the swimmer's confidence along the way.
Practices are held at:
Howard Community College, Athletic and Fitness Center
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Easiest access and parking lot off of Hickory Ridge Road
Rt. 29 to Broken Land Pkwy, turn onto Hickory Ridge, turn onto Campus Rd - you will see the Athletic & Fitness Center right there!
The Lobby Station is 443-518-1380 (emergencies only or to check if pool is open)
Additional Long Course Season Practices are held at
UMBC (In their 50 Meter Outdoor pool)
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250
Team Mailing address is (this is a post office):
6030 Marshalee Dr., Suite 626
Elkridge, MD 21075
HoCo Aquatics was founded in April 2011 by Coach Pete Giulioni
HoCo Aquatics is COPPA Compliant