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Kamiwaza

Kamiwaza
our Senior Swami Group


What is Kamiwaza?
The myths that we passed from one person to another over the generations were basically arguments that we could be like the gods. The only reason myths are interesting to us is that the gods... are US! The stories of the gods are stories of what we could do and what we could become.

The Japanese have a term for this, which is “kamiwaza.” “Kamiwaza” means god-like, with no wasted motion, with confidence, and yes, with hubris. And so, when we see a cheetah running through the plains, we see kamiwaza, because the cheetah could not run any better, any more fluidly, any more perfectly. But when human beings set out to do it, we check ourselves. We hold ourselves back. We imagine that a platform is for other people, not for us, because we haven’t been picked.

We strive to teach our Swamis to be more like the cheetah... to respond in a god-like manner. To see kamiwaza. We can think of no better concept for our kids to shoot for than to exude kamiwaza.

Our top swimmers, generally ages 14 & up, exhibit a high level of performance and practice ability. These swimmers are expected to be mature, dedicated, responsible, and reliable. To exude the characteristics of kamiwaza. The Kamiwaza are highly motivated and equally organized, setting the bar for Race Swami's high academic standard. This group has advanced technical skill and a demanding training schedule that prepares swimmers for competition at the local, state, and national level.

Minimum Requirements

  • 6 practices per week minimum
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Commitment to competition schedule
  • Positive team leadership
  • Maintain and Record The Ultimate Swami personal guide/journal

Practice Days/Times: Mon @ 4:30-7:00pm, Granger Pool (Yoga is 6:15-7pm on deck); Tues, Thur, Fri @ 4:30-7:00pm, Granger High School Pool; Sat @ 9:00-11:00am @ Granger. Dryland before each practice.