Information and Registration

2020 is the 2nd season of the Candelas Cyclones. A swim team for building swimmers in the Candelas community focused on skill development and an introduction to competitive swimming.  The Jeffco Hurricanes, part of the community for 60+ years and a very successful USA swim team, is sponsoring the Cyclones to build a bigger and stronger swimming community. The Hurricanes are known for developing swimmers to achieve their highest potential. We are proud to work with Candelas and the community to bring swimming to your neighborhood.

Skill Level:
Swim team provides instruction and competition for all levels of athlete ability. The Candelas Cyclones will work with new swimmers able to do a length of the pool free and back to experienced athletes with lap swimming experience. Proficiency in swimming is not expected, that is part of the swim team experience. Swimmers in this program will learn competitive swimming technique, skills and build endurance. At the end of the season most if not all swimmers will be ready for the year round competitive team at Meyers. For swimmers not ready for team or multisport athlete, there will always be next summer to continue their competitive swimming experience. If unsure this is the right way to enter the competitive swimming pool, please email the head coach for advice and information.

Jeffco also sponsors a swim lesson program at the same facility for those not team ready, lesson link.

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach:  Mike Simmerman
Competitive Experience
Williams College, Division III 1998-2002
University of Illinois: Master of Library & Information Science 2014
George Washington University: Master of Philosophy, History, ABD 2012
Williams College: Bachelor of Arts, Highest Honors, History & American Studies 2002
Coaching Experience
Swim70 / Zeus Swim Team: Head Developmental Coach, Asst Age Group, Asst Sr Coach 2016-2018
The Lake Club: Head Coach 1995-2018
McGaw YMCA Swim Team: Lead Age Group Coach, Asst Sr Coach 2014-2015
Nasa Wildcats Aquatics: Lead Developmental Coach 2013
Greenwich YMCA: Developmental Coach 2004-2006
Choate Rosemary Hall Preparatory School: Asst Boys & Girls Coach 2002-2004
Awards and Honors
Part of the CT State Age Group Championship Team for Swim70
Division III National Qualifier
Part of the Williams College three time Division II National Championship Team
While I have experience coaching swimmers at all club program levels, I am most passionate about working with 10&under swimmers. I coach with energy and passion every day. I use song, video, bad jokes, and a variety of sea creatures to engage my swimmers. That effort often leaves me in a sweat-soaked T-Shirt, but also maximizes my ability to connect with my squad in a variety of ways throughout practice, both individually and as a unit
Assistant Coaches
Practice Location:
Candelas Swim & Fitness Center at Parkview
19865 West 94th Avenue, Arvada 80007
June 3 - July 28
Monday through Thursday 7-8am
Membership Fees:
USA Swimming Flex Membership fee $20
Practice / Meet fee $155 (includes a team tee shirt & swim cap)
Meet Schedule:
Meet declaration link
**Warm up is at 7:00am, meets completed by noon
**Swimmers are allowed to swim 3 events and 2 relays
June 15 - Westbrook
July 6 - Lakewood Swimmingly meet
July 14 - North Park
July 28 - Foothills

Sponsors: Thank you to the sponsors who make programs like this possible!

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Jen Street 303-423-2030

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Misty Salazar 303-872-5030



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