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Competitive swimming involves 4 different strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly) as well as dives, backstroke starts, and 4 different turns. That is a lot to learn at first but the SeaWolves swim team has taught hundreds of swimmers over the past 12 years and has their own unique way to quickly train new swimmers their strokes. Since the SeaWolves coaches also own Swimmersbest.com they help teams throughout the world train new swimmers through their innovative patented products. The coaches attend trade shows and swim clinics all over the world....

The Pike County Parks and Recreation Authority board voted to include swimming as a new sport for county residents. The board has been evaluating the SeaWolves program, which is based in Pike County and trains in the Gordon College pool in Barnesville. The coaches for the SeaWolves have been training swimmers in the area for nearly 14 years. They started the SeaWolves this past January and currently have a large number of year around swimmers. The SeaWolves approached the Rec board and expressed their interest in offering a summer swim...

Bethany Tilson is a 20 year old who is currently finishing up college at Gordon. But most that know her might be surprised to learn that she spends most of her extended weekends traveling all over the US consulting with top colleges and professional swim teams. Bethany is a local swim coach for the new swim team SeaWolves. Bethany is also the Sales and Training Director for the swim product company Swimmersbest.com. She and her family, step-dad Eric Snell, brother Jackson Snell and sister Mallory Tilson started this company a...

Local coaches for the SeaWolves swim team were recently hired to consult with the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic swim teams. Eric and Carrie Snell recently travelled to New Zealand for a week long trip of consulting and product design. They are also the owners of the pike county-based swim product company, Swimmersbest.com. Through SwimmersBest, the Snell family along with their 3 kids, Bethany Tilson, Jackson Snell, and Mallory Tilson design, manufacture, and market swim training products that are used by competitive swimmers of all ages. Many top United States...

Local swimmers with the SeaWolves swim team (training in the Gordon college pool) bring home high point trophies from recent swim meet. At the Troup County swim meet in La Grange Georgia recently Asher Cooper, Miles Stansberry, Alex White, Mallory Tilson and Mallorie Moore all brought home trophies for top points in their age categories. In the girls 9-10 year old class, Mallorie placed 3rd overall and finished 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and 2nd in her individual events. Asher Cooper finished 1st in all of his 9-10 boys events and the...

"We are excited to help our swimmers diversify into triathlons and marathons” says SeaWolves Swim Team Coach Hugh Cooper. The team regularly incorporates running into their out-of-water practices each week to help build the swimmers’ cardio fitness. So it was a natural extension to encourage the swimmers to also compete in marathon races as well as swimming events. "As with any competition it is the decision of the family and the swimmers as to what events they attend or don’t" says Coach Cooper, "but we were excited to see such...

The competitive swim team, SeaWolves, is now offering an adult swim program. This is the first for our area. Lead by coach Bethany Tilson, the group trains 2 times per week and focuses on the competitive swimming for both triathlons and master swim meet competitions. Coach Bethany is perhaps a hidden gem of our area. She frequently works with Olympic swimmers throughout the country. Bethany works closely with the 2016 olympic head coach, David Marsh with his professional team (Team Elite) and with Marsh’s University of California men’s and women’s...

In Columbus, the new swim team SeaWolves went up against all the teams in their state divisional meet and outperformed several, much larger teams, placing 6th overall as a team. The Divisional meet ranks the teams overall with a point system based on how high each swimmer places in each event (first place = 20 points, second place 18 point, and so on). With only 17 total swimmers, the SeaWolves scored nearly two times more points per swimmer than all other teams in the division. The swimmers competed in as...

Katie Ward and Asher Cooper (both 10 years old) both qualified for all 10 of the state meet events. To qualify they had to have minimum times in recent swim meets. Qualifying not only put them in a very small class of swimmers from the state but it allowed them the chance to compete with the very best. Both swimmers beat almost 100% of all of their times thanks to the adrenaline-charged environment. Asher finished as high as 2 nd and now lower than top 7 overall for boys 10...

Nine year old Mallorie Moore was featured in Splash magazine (National Magazine of USA Swimming Association). Mallorie is a swimmer on the local SeaWolves swim team. She trains and competes with the team year round. The SeaWolves compete in swim meets all around the state about 1-2 times per month. Mallorie has been swimming for over 2 years now and has been the top points winner for her age group at many meets. She trains with head coach and Spalding teacher Nathan Wilson. Mallorie is extremely passionate about swimming and...