About the Kansas City Blazers

The Kansas City Blazers swim team was established in 1975 as a department within Johnson County Parks and Recreation District (JCPRD). Through our  COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE we are a USA Swimming Level IV Club, the premier team in the region for over 40 years, and have six Olympic representatives. 

The  Kansas City Blazers  provides a dynamic competitive swimming program for novice to elite swimmers.  There have been six Blazers who have competed in the Olympic Games (Mark Dean- 1988, Janie Wagstaff- 1992, Catherine Fox- 1996, Scott  Goldblatt- 2004, Nadia Krüger- 2004, and Shannon Vreeland- 2012).


To inspire and encourage individuals to develop into their full potential both in and out of the water.



The Kansas City Blazers are committed to excellence and dedicated to developing individuals and community in a supportive and nurturing environment. 

As such, the program provides the following:

  • An educationally sound and ethical program
  • The highest quality coaching
  • Create and maintain A productive and enjoyable swimming environment and community
  • Recognition of each individual's value to the Blazer program
  • Teach and develop life skills through our swimming program
  • Opportunities for swimmers to grow and to succeed to their highest level
  • Advancement of the sport of swimming


The Kansas City Blazers logo includes a sun with 9 rays with each representing the core values we hope each swimmer to emulate. These are:


  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Discipline
  • Leadership







Team Information

How To Join - About the Blazers evaluation process, evaluation schedule and registration


Team Equipment & Apparel - Team suit policy, equipment list for each training group and KC Blazers Team Online Team Store

Blazers' Coaching Staff

Calendar - Team Calendar with training group practice schedules, team events and swim meets

2019-20 Short Course KCB Meet Schedule

2020 Long Course KCB Meet Schedule (tentative)

Team Records

Employment - Interested in Coaching with the Blazers? 

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