After the most successful session in the new clubs short history, which included various time trials, a dual meet with the Squamish Pirates, and a well-attended Swim-a-thon, the Whistler Seawolves have kicked off the winter session in the fast lane.
This year the club set a few simple goals: swimmers having fun while achieving personal bests; retaining 75 per cent of the initial registration from the fall session; breaking even financially.
And this is how we stand.
The club had an incredible 100 per cent return rate, which is a true testament to the excellent job that head coach Brandi Higgins and her coaching team have done in making competitive swimming fun for the kids.
With this high return rate, and one fund-raising event planned for each session, the club should be able to stay above water in terms of cash flow.
None of this would have been possible, however, without the enthusiasm of the kids. In recent time trials, they have surpassed expectations in blowing away their personal best times in all the main events. Nearly every swimmer posted at least one personal best, and all swimmers are improving in every event, from butterfly and breast stroke to freestyle and individual medley. These times were made possible by their hard work.
Coaches and kids focused on stroke improvement through fun drills, practice starts and turns, and even using the latest underwater video analysis.
The Whistler Seawolves train at Meadow Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m. Both recreational and competitive swimmers are welcome.