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Shawn & Cathy Donohue

TEAM IA 2022-23 SHORT COURSE Season Plan Island Aquatics training for Year -Roung competitive swim groups is done in 3 cycles each season. These 3 cycles are divided up among the season to provide for optimal performances and training throughout the season. CYCLE 1 September 7 – October 29 This cycle focuses on the re-introduction of muscle formation with stroke technique. This is our main cycle to introduce and refine stroke technique. It is balanced with conditioning in the water and land. Dryland is very important during the early season...

John & Vincene Starmer

If your swimmer has made state times and you would like them to be considered for the team representing Hawai'i at the Western Zone Championships this August, please fill out an application by June 6. Chaperone applicaitons are due by June 13. Event details and applicaiton forms are available on the Hawaii Swimming website: https://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?id=1363209&team=hslsc

John & Vincene Starmer

Rylie Lopez, who grew up on Maui, made it to the the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska earlier this month. Read the full online article in The Maui News here: https://www.mauinews.com/sports/local-sports/2021/06/lopez-reaches-pinnacle-of-career-at-us-olympic-trials/

John & Vincene Starmer

We have long welcomed visiting swimmers to join us while on Maui. Along with current requirements imposed by the Kihei Pool administration (see the requirements below), visiting swimmers (with a negative test result) may only swim at the following times: Tuesday - Friday 7:00 - 8:00 am). ***COVID Requirements*** The following is a list of guidelines and protocol that need to be followed in order to train with Island Aquatics while visiting Maui: 1. Email coach your arrival date14 days prior to arriving on island of Maui 2. 14 days...

Aloha Team IA Parents and Members:   As our organization grows and we continue to expand our programs, we seek to establish and clarify our policies. Our policies help to guide the organization and ensure continued success.   Island Aquatics is fortunate to have highly experienced, professional coaches working to develop our children into better swimmers and more importantly, disciplined people.  As parents, it is absolutely essential that we give our coaching staff the respect and authority they deserve to run our swim team. Our coaches have dedicated themselves for...

There are probably more than 3 reasons, but as both a swim and water polo coach for the past 25 years, these are my top 3.   1) Leg strength - There is never enough time to do kicking sets in practice, at least not as much as we coaches would like. Leg strength and durability is difficult to cultivate and even more difficult to maintain. The quadricep is a very large grouping of 4 muscles and takes a lot of work to develop properly. We all know that it...