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DchaWSC
August 14th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Right now I'm swimming sub23's and this is my second year of swimming.

I'm a junior in highschool and i need a specialist coach who can get me down to low 20's before the end of my senior season. I'm talking 50yd freestyle shortcourse times.


Is there anyone in the kansas area that could help me. I need a coach trained specifically for freestyle sprinters.

If I can find someone that really knows what they are doing, then money really isnt and object.

ALM
August 15th, 2007, 01:21 PM
If you're in high school, with those goal times you'd be better served in a USA Swimming (age-group) program. (This is a Masters swimming forum; we're adults, generally post-college, ages 18 to 100.)

I don't know what city you're in, but some of the bigger USA Swimming programs in Kansas include the Lawrence Aquahawks (Lawrence), the Kansas City Blazers (Johnson County), and the Wichita Swim Club (Wichita). They all employ full-time, professional coaches.

The Missouri Valley Swimming web site is:
www.missourivalleyswimming.com


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Anna Lea Roof
Registrar,
Missouri Valley Masters Swimming

DchaWSC
August 17th, 2007, 12:53 AM
i see, but i want a personal coach, i wont be able to work with the hours at WSC. (ive tried) I need someone who can be a one on one coach. My one on one coach is not in it for me, and i need someone that will be. COLLEGE. I NEED IT!

Rob Copeland
August 17th, 2007, 10:13 AM
If you are looking at low 20ís as a way to pay for the college of your choice; you are better off studying and going after academic money. With the limited amount of swimming scholarship money, nobody gets a full ride, at least not on a swimming scholarship. Swimming is a great way to help you get into schools, but it wonít pay all the bills and you still need to get the grades to get in.

Consider that in high school last year, 40 guys were under 21 in the 50.and 8 were under 20.5. This is compared to the 1,500 HS guys who were 22.5 or better. Swimming in the 20ís is a phenomenal achievement that requires natural talent, personal commitment, hard work and good coaching.

I donít know of any world class sprint coaches in the Wichita area, but you might try contacting Gary Hall Jr. or Mike Bottom at www.theraceclub.net They might be able to help you.

DchaWSC
August 17th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Oh i apologize. I didnt mean to say i wanted swimming to pay for college, i WANT to swim in college for sure and maybe go further.


I'm ready to give up all my other dreams and life for swimming.

DchaWSC
August 17th, 2007, 04:28 PM
If you are looking at low 20ís as a way to pay for the college of your choice; you are better off studying and going after academic money. With the limited amount of swimming scholarship money, nobody gets a full ride, at least not on a swimming scholarship. Swimming is a great way to help you get into schools, but it wonít pay all the bills and you still need to get the grades to get in.

Consider that in high school last year, 40 guys were under 21 in the 50.and 8 were under 20.5. This is compared to the 1,500 HS guys who were 22.5 or better. Swimming in the 20ís is a phenomenal achievement that requires natural talent, personal commitment, hard work and good coaching.

I donít know of any world class sprint coaches in the Wichita area, but you might try contacting Gary Hall Jr. or Mike Bottom at www.theraceclub.net (http://www.theraceclub.net) They might be able to help you.

Are you talking 50yd. or 50m?

ALM
August 17th, 2007, 04:30 PM
You can find ALL of the coaches in Kansas who are registered with USA Swimming through the Missouri Valley Swimming web site. The search engine can be found here:

http://www.missourivalleyswimming.com/contacts/coaches_search.asp


Anna Lea

Rob Copeland
August 17th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Are you talking 50yd. or 50m?The times and numbers were for short course yards 50’s and were from USA Swimming and National High School Swimming.

The comment about scholarships comes from the NCAA.

DchaWSC
August 17th, 2007, 04:50 PM
My search for a dedicated sprint coach has been very troublesome, but I'll fill you guys in on my search and times as they progress.