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Old Pike Swim Team offers training and competition for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Swimmers must be able to successfully complete both 25 freestyle and backstroke to be a member of the team. We offer swim lessons for swimmers that do not yet have these abilities. Our summer swim team is designed to provide instruction, stroke refinement, and competition. Most of all, we want our swimmers to have fun and develop a love of the sport.
Open to swimmers 8 and Under who can swim a 25 yard freestyle, but not ready for meets at the beginning of the season. The goal for this group is to progress to competition during the season.
8 and Under Age Group
This is our entry level group. Swimmers need to be able to swim both freestyle and backstroke. Competition will consist of 25 yard events in each stroke. There will also be both a medley and freestyle relays. Swimmers will be assigned to lanes based upon their ability levels and training needs.
9-10 Age Group
This age group will compete in 50 meter races, as well as the 100 Individual Medley. Swimmers will learn to do effective flip-turns and develop more endurance for racing. Additionally, an emphasis on stroke development will continue. Swimmers will be assigned to lanes based upon ability and training needs.
11-12 Age Group
Swimmers will continue to compete in 50 meter races and 100 meter Individual Medley. Practices will continue to focus on technique and endurance. Swimmers will be assigned to lanes based upon training needs.
13-14 Age Group
Swimmers in this age group will continue to compete in 50 meter races and 100 meter Individual Medley. Practices will focus on both technique and development of endurance. Swimmers will be assigned to lanes based upon their training needs.
15-18 Age Group
This is our oldest age group. Swimmers will continue to participate in 50 meter races and 100 meter Individual medley. Practices will continue to focus on technique and endurance. Swimmers will be assigned to lanes based upon their training needs.
If you are not a member of a year round swim team with a current USA Swimming Membership you will need to purchase a USA Swimming Membership for $40
NON-Old Pike Country Club Members
$230 per swimmer
Trial Member ----Discount $20!
$210 per swimmer
(Trial Members- Members who pay a discounted membership fee and have access to the club for one summer.)
OPCC Full Member ----Discount $90!
$140 per swimmer
Chad Holmes is currently the Pembroke Hill boys and girls varsity swimming and diving team head coach. Chad has been the head swimming coach there since 2013. Chad previously coached for several years as the co-head coach for the North Kansas City high schools, including Staley, Oak Park, Winnetonka and North Kansas City. Chad also served as the boys and girls swimming and diving coach at Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, Colo. and as the head girls and assistant boys coach at Burke High School in Omaha, Neb. Chad has also coached swimmers on every level from USA swimming age group swimmers to Junior national swimmers to NCAA division 1,2,3 NAIA, and Junior college swimmers. Chad started a learn to swim USA swim program at Northwest Missouri state University in 1996 called the Northwest Polar bear swim team. Chad has also been the head coach at several summer swim programs in Council Bluffs,Iowa Omaha, Nebraska and Maryville, Missouri. Teams included the Council Bluffs Dolphins, The Lakeshore Country Club riptides, The Tiburon Country Club Sharks, The Maryville Sharks, and the Omaha metro YMCA gators teams.
Chad has also taken great pride in coaching a large number of male and female swimmers and divers every year at the Missouri State High School Swimming and Diving Championships. Swimmers he has worked with and coached have consistently placed in the top 16 year after year ever since arriving in Kansas City in 2008.
Chad has a bachelor’s of science degree in K-12 physical education, health and coaching from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Athletic Administration and an Education Specialists degree from William Woods University. Chad has a 12 year son Landon and resides in Gladstone.
Swim Team Coordinator
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