Advanced Competitors

Positions Available: 25

Lead Coach: Mark Noetzel, Certified USA Swimming and ASCA Level IV.

  • Spring/Summer Season January 16-July 12

  • Day/Time:  M-F, 5:30-7:15 am, Beginning Feb 13, 2017,  thru the end of the water polo season (first week of May).

    • Saturday’s: Time: TBA

    • Following the water polo season, we will practice at 3:30-5:30pm in the afternoon.

    • Following the conclusion of the school year in late May,  we will swim during a morning time slot, typically, 9-11am.

Swimmers in this group must be of appropriate age, skill level and maturity and a recommendation from the coach. Hawaiian Swimming 13/14 AA time is often the requirement to enter this group. Swimmers range in ability from 13/14 AA to USA Futures Time Standards. The typical age is 13-18 with several  AA times or faster.  Workouts are designed for swimmers who are preparing for competitions, enjoy training challenges and working with others. Stretching and strength training exercises may be included as appropriate and training sessions ranging from 4500-6500 yards. Swimmers will learn in a supportive environment that, develops confidence in oneself and working with teammates, encourages participation and sportsmanship, developing a positive work ethic within appropriately challenging fun and entertaining training sessions. It is recommended that swimmers attend practice at a minimum of 4 sessions a week.


Expectations: It is expected, though not required that athletes in Bronze, Silver, Gold participate in Big Island Swimming meets with coach’s recommendation. Senior group swimmers are expected to compete.  It is the aim of ASC within the mission of United States Swimming to help each athlete compete to their highest level of ability. Please review the: Parent’s Guide To Swim Meets tab on our website to help you navigate competition expectations.


IMPORTANT INFO FOR NEW COMPETITORS: In order to compete in USA/Hawaiian Swimming Meets, athletes must submit USA Swimming Forms to the Hawaiian Registrar 21 days prior to the date of the meet to Coach Sarie.  Forms can be found on the site under the FORMS tab.

2017 Big Island Swim Meets & (proposed) Off-Island Competition/Special Dates

February 25 - Kona Community Aquatic Center - Big Island Swim Meet

March 4 and 5 - Sparky Kawamoto Invitational Hilo

March 2-5,  - Region XII, Oregon Senior Championships, Gresham, OR

March 11 and 12 Hawaii Junior Age Group Championships Oahu

March 18- HPA Big Island Swim Meet

March 16-19 - Speedo Senior Sectionals, Federal Way, WA or Dallas, TX

March 23-26 - Pacific Northwest Age Group Championships, Federal Way, WA

April 15- Hilo - Kawamoto Swim Stadium - Big Island Swim Meet

May 13 - Kona Community Aquatic Center - Big Island Swim Meet

May 27th and 28th HPA

June 24 and 25 Hilo - Kawamoto Swim Stadium - Big Island Swim Meet

July 13-16, AAA Hawaiian State Championships - Kihei, Maui

July 16-19, Speedo Senior Sectionals, Mt. Hood, OR

July 22-23, AA Hawaiian Jr. Championships - VMAC, Oahu

August 3-6, USA Futures Championships, Santa Clara, CA