All swimmers must try out for the team. Swimmers must be at least 4 years old and be able to swim 25 yards on their stomachs and backs.
Registration: March 12 & 19 from 10:00-2:00 at the country club. Daily registration will start on March 21 thru June 10. Monday thru Friday.
Summer SAAA 2016
Coach James Gallagher is an ASCA Level 3 certified and ASCA Level 4 educated coach and has been coaching professionally since 1988. During that time, he has held the positions of Team Owner and Aquatics Director, Head Coach, Head Age Group Coach, Head Developmental Coach, and Assistant Coach for teams and facilities in Arizona, California, Texas, and Michigan. This background has given him valuable experience in all facets of swimming including building and running a swim team, coaching and goal setting for all age groups, hiring and supervising assistant coaches and relationship building with both parents and team boards. His operational experience extends to all aspects of swim meets from entries through organizing and directing meets such as the Grand Canyon State Games, team billing, equipment orders and sales and team public relations and fundraising.
He has been Girls 10 and Under coach for the Arizona Western Zone’s Meet; and has coached Arizona and Texas State Champions. In addition, he has produced National Recordable and Top 16 swimmers. In addition, Coach Gallagher has coached children with special needs including a child with autism and deaf and blind swimmers.
Coach James Gallagher began swimming at 9 years of age and began coaching at 16 years. Being a big Disney buff, he tries to regularly bring an element of playfulness to the rigorous workouts he feels develop good physical conditioning. His swimmers have always exhibited strong technical skills, enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and a love of the sport. Throughout, he encourages swimmers to commit to setting and achieving personal and team goals that focus on individual improvement, not just ribbons and awards.
Assistant Coach –Patrick Maloney
Patrick Maloney is currently a Sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Business Administration at the University of Arizona. I grew up in New Jersey and swam for Somerset Hills YMCA until I was 12 years old. I moved to the Phoenix area and swam for the YMCA Westside Silver Fins up to my senior year of high school. I competed at long course sectionals and short course sectionals during my time with the Silver Fins. I was the captain of my high school swim team my senior year and competed in the Division I State Championship for three years.
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