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Eric Stimson

FROM MICHAEL F. SWITALSKI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BUFFALO CITY SWIM RACERS The Buffalo City Swim Racers stands against social injustice and the violation of human rights. We stand with the protesters t hat support justice for Mr. George Floyd and all those that have lost their life unjustly. Mr. Floyd’s flame was extinguished too soon and in it’s absence a new flame has been ignited. One that burns in the heart of every human that seeks equal treatment for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual...

Eric Stimson

BCSR has been in the process of expanding the program to a third pool to bring our services to more children throughout the city while increasing our capacity to train swimmers at a competitive level. With the expansion to the D'Youville Pool, we now have the pool space and set up to condition our more advanced swimmers while taking on minimal additional costs. We now have the ability to offer practices 5 days per week to our more advanced levels while opening additional learn-to-swim options for our families. Once you...

On Nov. 3, 2019, 120 Western New York youth sports coaches were honored after being named to the first-ever Project Play WNY Coaches Honor Roll. One of Project Play WNY’s focus areas is to Train All Coaches. Coaching kids goes beyond simply winning games – it is also critical to develop each athlete. By knowing every athlete’s story, establishing a supportive team culture, that celebrates effort, focuses on skills that matter, teaches athletes the important of being a role model, being coachable, and joining forces, coaches create a safe and...

We are excited to announce the Buffalo City Swim Racers has just joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swim. In order to accomplish this, we hope to spread awareness of the importance to learn to swim and be safe around water to every community in the country. A network of learn-to-swim providers has been created through the Local Partner Program to help spread this awareness message...

ONE ON ONE WITH MIKE SWITALSKI PART 2 9/4/2013 Originally posted at: http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1558&itemid=5521&mid=5791 The Buffalo City Swim Racers (BCSR) is a unique club that serves the city of Buffalo by providing free swim lessons for families. Head coach Mike Switalski, a former Division III All-American swimmer from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, talks about mistakes some coaches make when reaching out to different communities that they are not familiar with, why communities come together after a tragedy, and what swimming will look like in the future. Why does it take a...

One on One with BCSR Head Coach Mike Switaski Originally posted on USA Swimming at: http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1653&itemid=5486&mid=12342 The Buffalo City Swim Racers (BCSR) is a unique club that serves the city of Buffalo by providing free swim lessons for families. Head coach Mike Switaski, a former Division III All-America swimmer from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, talks about why he founded BCSR and why his club is so unique. How long have you been involved in swimming? Talk about your background in swimming. I have been involved in swimming for 29 years...

Erie County Legislator Timothy R. Hogues (D-Buffalo) congratulates Yasmeane Greene, a student at the King City Charter School, who is one of the participants in the Buffalo City Swim Racers/Watts Education Program at the William Emslie YMCA. Along with several swimmers behind Legislator Hogues and Ms. Greene, wearing a whistle, is Buffalo City Swim Racers Executive Director Michael Switalski. Original news item can be found here

The Buffalo City Swim Racers have been recognized in the USA Swimming In The News section of the Diversity and Inclusion page. Here is the link to the USA Swimming Section for Diversity and Inclusion: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1653&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en