Hello Eagle Swim Team--

As you know, COVID-19 policies at Emory University have prevented us from running Eagle Swim Team over the past 16 months.  We have just received official word from the University that youth programming will not be allowed on campus this fall.  Sadly this means that we will not be able to offer any youth swimming programming through the fall of 2021, including Eagle Swim Team.  

The good news is that we are targeting a Spring Semester of Eagle Swim Team, starting in January of 2022.  Furthermore, we have hired a wonderful coach to lead the program when we resume.  As you may recall, John Galvin is now at Emory Medical School.  Attached is a bio of our new coach, Ed Spencer.  Coach Spencer has worked with swimmers of all ages and levels during his incredible career.  We are happy to have him join us, and I know he is thrilled to be working with all of you!

Our plan is to open registration for the spring later this fall.  The COVID situation remains fluid, so keep in mind there are no guarantees that we can start in January.  We will keep you posted as we get guidance from the University, and we will send out a reminder once registration is open.  Thank you so much for your patience during this challenging and unprecendented time.  We look forward to seeing all of you on deck soon!

Best wishes for a great start to the school year.  --Jon and Cindy    

 

MASTER COACH BIOS

ED SPENCER

   Ed Spencer has been a Master Coach Consultant with USA Swimming from 2005 to 2020, During that time he visited over 330 of the best swim teams in the country and mentored coaches and gave talks to each and every one of the training groups on those 330 teams.

 

Ed was the Head Coach of the Dynamo Swim Club from 1998-2004. While there, he led the Dynamo Swim Club to several 18 & under National Championships, six consecutive years as Southeastern Senior Sectional Champions and three consecutive Gold Medal second-place finishes (2002-2004) in the USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. Dynamo had three Senior National Champions during this period. 

   
Prior to coaching at Dynamo, he was the Head Coach at the Reno Aquatic Club (1992-1998) where he also had several National Champions.

Ed was the distance and IM coach (1979-1983) and Head Coach at the Industry Hills Aquatic Club (1983-1992) where his swimmers set more than 10 American Records and won more than 20 USA Swimming Senior National titles. His swimmers represented the USA on the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams.

Ed was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in September of 2018.

 

Three secrets shared by all of the great swimmers.

1) Come to practice! Be on time ready to start on time with all your equipment.

2) Listen to your coaches! They're feedback is essential to your improvement and success.

3) Be a great teammate! Teammates make teammates faster.

 

When Ed asked Michael Phelps what he felt helped him become as successful as he had become. He said those three secrets.