2017-2018 Information


Eagle Community Swimming

Summer Session

12 May - 11 August
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

19 May
(Emory hosting Special Olympics)

26 May
Practice 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Emory hosting GA Elite Age-Group Swim Camp)

2 June

(Emory hosting LCM Swim Meet)

Woodruff PE Center
26 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322


PRACTICES (spring and fall sessions)

All of the groups practice at the same time, each in their seperate lane.
           Swimmers may attend any and all of the offered practices.          

Monday and Wednesday
6:45-7:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00-7:00 p.m.  (Silver and Alpha group swim until 7:15 p.m.)

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We run five primary groups at ESC.  Swimmers are generally divided by age, ability and level of maturity:
Iron is our beginners group (ages 5-7).
Bronze is our advanced beginner group (6-9).
B2 is our developmental group (8-11).
Silver is considered advanced developmental/pre-competitive (ages 9-13).
The Alpha group is our advanced group and is divided into sub-groups (ages 10-18).

The cost for the each season is $425.00.

Discounts for multiple ESC members within a family are:

5% for two
10% for three
and 15% for four or more children

Eagle Swim Club "High Flyers"

ESC is a competitive, year-round swim team.  The "ESC High Flyers" is the designation for those swimmers that intend to participate in USA Swimming meets throughout the year, seeking to be competitive at the local, state and regional levels.

In addition to the costs of the season, the High Flyers will pay for their annual 2017 USA Swimming Registration ($74 includes membership from 1 September 2016 - 31 December 2017), and make a pre-payment for their meet fees for each season.

Swimmers may join the High Flyers at any point in the season.

Head Coach Marty Hamburger

Team Information

The Eagle Swim Club (ESC) is a competitive community and USA Swimming Team that operates year-round at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the campus of Emory University.  The year is broken into three seasons - fall, spring and summer.  On deck coaching staff will organize and administrate practices to provide the most technical instruction and feedback.

Head Coach Marty Hamburger prescribes to the philosophy that better swimming leads to faster swimming.  That dictates that a great deal of attention is paid to executing the very best streamlines, starts and turns and all technical aspects of each of the four competitive strokes.  Physical conditioning generally takes place in two aspects:

1)  Drilling and moderately paced swimming sets that allow for the athletes to devote attention to their technique.

2)  Racing (Swimmers will be pushed to perform at peak, or near peak, efforts for some amount of time at nearly every practice.  This approach is a scientifically proven process that contributes to improving power and endurance.)

ESC encourages athletes to attend as many practices as they'd like every week.  There are no attendance requirements.  This allows the children to explore other interests and participate in other activities.  If an athlete chooses swimming as their primary sport, Coach Hamburger and his staff are committed to maximizing that swimmer's potential and enabling them to achieve their goals in swimming.

ESC is open to competitive youth swimmers (ages 6-18).  All swimmers must be able to complete the minimum skills of 50 yards of freestyle swimming with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke.  (Swimmers who are not able to complete these skills will be encouraged to enroll in the Eagle Community  Swimming lessons program.)
ESC practices indoors on the campus of Emory University, at the Woodruff Physical Education Center in the Madeline Jude Brown Aquatic Center (the home pool of the seven time defending NCAA Division III Champion Emory University Varsity Women's Swimming and Diving Team!).
The coaching staff of ESC is Coach Hamburger and several members of Emory's Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.  These young men and women are the epitome of "Student-Athletes," pursuing their undergraduate degrees at one of the premier private universities in the world while at the same time working toward their potential as NCAA athletes.  They have tremendous energy and enthusiasm, bringing the young athletes in their charge into the sport of swimming in the best way possible.
For more information regarding any of these topics or anything else related to the Eagle Swim Club, please contact Head Coach Marty Hamburger:


All swimmers must be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke as a minimum to participate in the program.  Swimmers will be assigned a training group based on ages and abilities.  We evaluate swimmers on a constant basis and will move them between groups as necessary to assure they are getting instruction appropriate for their ability