Junior II

Junior II is designed for the intermediate to advanced age group swimmer aged 10 to 14 years old who is interested in pursuing competitive swimming as their primary sport.  An increase in commitment is expected with an emphasis on proper stroke mechanics with an introduction to fitness training philosophies.  Please refer to the Junior II Program Information(link) for more information.


Swimmers joining Junior II are expected to attend four to five practices per week for the full duration of the practice, but must be prepared to attend a minimum of three practices per week. 

We expect our athletes to be prepared for practice with the proper attire and training equipment.

Junior II swimmers are expected to participate in local swim meets as recommended by the Coach, in accordance with our season training plan. The KCB Meet Schedule outlines meets selected for Junior II swimmers, in addition to Championship meets for which they have qualified and we strongly encourage and prioritize full group participation.

Junior II Message Board:

Junior II Weekly Update - weekly memos with practice schedules and team information sent weekly.


Junior II Spring/Summer 23 swim meet schedule

Junior II Spring Summer schedule and expectations


Base Practice Schedule:

Shawnee Mission North HS (SMN)

Monday-Thursday: 7-8:30 PM 

*Friday: 6-8 PM @BVW


Blue Valley North HS (BVN)

Monday-Thursday: 7-8:30 PM

*Friday: 6-8PM @BVW 


Blue Valley West HS (BVW)

Monday-Thursday: 7-8:30 PM

*Friday: 6-8 PM @BVW


*All Locations:

Friday practices will be combined at one location

Blue Valley West HS




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Upcoming Team Events

Upcoming Events

Coaching Staff

Uldis Tazans 

Junior II Head Coach 

E-mail: [email protected]  

Office Phone: 913.826.3042

About Coach Uldis

Born and raised in Riga, Latvia, Uldis started swimming at the age of 8 with his local club in Riga. He earned his spot on the National team and there began his journey to loving this sport. As a part of the Latvian national team, he participated in the European Junior Championships, European Championships, and the 11th FINA Short-Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Before moving to the United States, Uldis won several national championship titles and held a national record in breaststroke events and relays from 2011-2014. 

Uldis graduated from Missouri State University in 2018 with a degree in Physical Education and as an alumna for the Men's Swimming and Diving team. Uldis was recognized as 2014's MSU Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year and received the Darin Kent Spirit Award for the 2016-2017 season. 

Uldis enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time outdoors. He likes to follow the latest sports updates and attend baseball, football, hockey, and soccer games. 

Assistant Coaches:

BVN - Shawn Lynn-Bequette, Max Pritchet

SMN -  Katlin Connell, Sarah Madsen

BVW - Logan Johnsen, Scott Priebe


Pool Parents:

BVN - Marni Gutierrez

SMN - Eunhee Walker

BVW - Kelley Stevens