Eagle Community Swimming




2020 Spring Session
Monday, January 13th through Saturday, May 2nd

Registration for new families will open on December 1st, 2019. Please read the information below to see the minimum requirements to join Eagle Swim Club! Placement evaluations will be held during the week of January 6th - 10th, 2020.

If you are interested in joining ESC this season, please send an email to:

Coach John Galvin
[email protected]




PRACTICES (Spring and Fall semester)

All practices are held at the Madeleine Jude Brown Aquatic Center in the Woodruff Physical Education Center:

Woodruff PE Center
26 Eagle Row

Atlanta, GA 30322


All of the groups practice at the same time, each in their seperate lane.
         Joining the Eagle Swim Club gives swimmers access to up to five practices per week.  
         Swimmers of all ages are encouraged to attend whichever practice(s) make sense for their schedules. 

Monday and Wednesday
6:45-7:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00-7:00 p.m.  (Silver and Alpha group swim until 7:15 p.m.)

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We run five primary groups at ESC.  Swimmers are generally divided by age, ability and level of maturity:
Bronze is our advanced beginner group (5-10).
B2 is our developmental group (8-11).
Silver is considered advanced developmental/pre-competitive (ages 9-13).
The Alpha group is our advanced group and is divided into sub-groups (ages 11-18).

The cost for the each semester is $475.00.

Discounts for multiple ESC members within a family are:

  • 5% for two
  • 10% for three
  • and 15% for four or more children

Eagle Swim Club "High Flyers"

ESC is a competitive, year-round swim team.  The "ESC High Flyers" is the designation for those swimmers that intend to participate in USA Swimming meets throughout the year, seeking to be competitive at the local, state and regional levels.

In addition to the costs of the season, the High Flyers will pay for their annual 2019 USA Swimming Registration ($80 includes membership from 1 September 2019 - 31 December 2020).  Meet fees (ranging from $30 ~ $75 per meet) will be assessed for each meet and charged to the credit card on file with the TeamUnify system unless otherwise stated.

Swimmers may join the High Flyers at any point in the season.

Head Coach John Galvin

Team Information

The Eagle Swim Club (ESC) is a competitive community and USA Swimming Team that operates year-round at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the campus of Emory University.  The year is broken into three seasons - fall, spring and summer.  On deck coaching staff will organize and administrate practices to provide the most technical instruction and feedback.

Head Coach John Galvin subscribes to the philosophy that better swimming leads to faster swimming.  A great deal of emphasis is put on executing the very best streamlines, starts and turns and all technical aspects of each of the four competitive strokes.  Physical conditioning generally takes place in two aspects:

1)  Drilling and moderately paced swimming sets that allow for the athletes to devote attention to their technique.

2)  Racing - Swimmers will be pushed to perform at peak, or near peak, efforts for some amount of time at nearly every practice.  This approach is a scientifically proven process that contributes to improving power and endurance.

ESC encourages athletes to attend as many practices as they'd like every week.  There are no attendance requirements.  This allows the children to explore other interests and participate in other activities.  If an athlete chooses swimming as their primary sport, Coach Galvin and his staff are committed to maximizing that swimmer's potential and enabling them to achieve their goals in swimming.

ESC is open to competitive youth swimmers (ages 5-18).  All swimmers must be able to complete the minimum skills of 50 yards of freestyle swimming with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Swimmers who are not able to complete these skills will be encouraged to enroll in the Eagle Community  Swimming lessons program.
ESC practices indoors on the campus of Emory University, at the Woodruff Physical Education Center in the Madeline Jude Brown Aquatic Center, home pool of the defending NCAA Division III Champion Emory University Varsity Women's Swimming and Diving Team!
The coaching staff of ESC is Coach Galvin, current assistant Emory varsity coaches, and several members of Emory's Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.  These young men and women are the epitome of "Student-Athletes," pursuing their undergraduate degrees at one of the premier private universities in the world while at the same time working toward their potential as NCAA athletes.  They have tremendous energy and enthusiasm, bringing the young athletes in their charge into the sport of swimming in the best way possible.
For more information regarding any of these topics or anything else related to the Eagle Swim Club, please contact Head Coach John Galvin:
Head Coach John Galvin


All swimmers must be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke as a minimum to participate in the program.  Swimmers will be assigned a training group based on ages and abilities.  We evaluate swimmers on a constant basis and will move them between groups as necessary to assure they are getting instruction appropriate for their ability.