WEST Team Excellence Clinic - Spring 2019

Tim Senholtz
Mar 5, 2019

Hello WEST Swim Folk,

WEST is excited to introduce to you our Spring 2019 WEST Team Excellence Clinic guests, Toni Armstrong and Giles Smith. Toni Armstrong is a Performance Leadership Consultant and works with swim teams, colleges and has been a keynote speaker at the LEAD Sports Summit. She is recognized as a market leader in the field of team and performance leadership - and she fully understands swimming and its dynamics. 

Here is an outline of the courses that Toni will be going over with our team swimmers:

March 8th & 9th  Course Descriptions & Timeline for her presentations

This second link will be for after Toni has visited us. On the link, there are useful tools and reflections for each of her courses. Click here for the Take Home Documents Link.

We’re also excited to announce that we will have Giles Smith visit with us this weekend as well!

Out of high school, Giles was a 5-time All-American, 14-time Maryland state record holder, and the first high school swimmer from Baltimore to break the 21 second barrier in the 50 yard freestyle. He left high school as the national high school record holder in the 50 free and with five US Open cuts in yards. His 19.74, 44.29 and 1:37.79 in the 50, 100, and 200 yard freestyle as well as 48.30 and 1:49.60 in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly made him a highly coveted college recruit and swam for the University of Arizona.

Other career highlights include:

2014: T Winter National Championships, 1st (100-yard butterfly)

2013 Would University Games, bronze (4x100m medley)

2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, 8th (100m butterfly)

Please Read the following timeline for Friday and Saturday’s Clinic Schedules, as well as schedule changes:


Toni w/ Senior & Senior Elite 3:30 – 5:00pm in Gym, swim 5:00 - 6:30pm

Toni w/ Accelerate & Challenge 5:30 – 7:00pm in Gym, swim 7:30 – 9:00pm

Giles Smith w/ Explore & Disco in Water 6:30-7:30pm



Giles Smith on Deck Talk w/ Senior, Senior Elite, & Accelerate 8:30-9:30am, swim practice 6:00 - 8:30am

Giles Smith w/ Challenge, Disco, Explore 9:30 -10:30am, swim practice 8:30 - 9:30am

Giles Smith w/ PreComp Groups 10:30-11:30am

Toni w/ Team Parents in Gym 8:00 – 10:00am 

PreComp Note:

As part of our year round team registration fee, each year round competitive swimmer paid $100 to help book this Team Excellence Clinic this year.  We have opened up Saturday’s morning clinic to PreComp 1, PreComp 2, and Weekend PreComp, however we do ask that any PreComp swimmers who attend pays $30 per swimmer. We will also have a sign in sheet with Coach Ethan, Coach Lindsey, and Coach Andrei the morning of the clinic that the swimmers can sign in for. The $30 fee will be applied to your billing account for the next month. Also, $30 will be prorated from the year-round registration if the PreComp swimmer moves up to team this competitive year. This will be the only offered practice for PreComp on Saturday.

For any questions or concerns, please direct them to Coach Tim at tim@westswimteam.com


WEST Coaching Staff