La Paloma Swim Team
La Paloma Country Club Swim Team
We are happy to announce our partnership with Grasky Endurance Coaching to run our swim team!
This week (Jan 14-19), swimmers can enjoy a free one hour practice at either 4pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6pm. This is a great way for swimmers and parents to get to know the coaching staff and facility. This week will also consist of testing to determine ability group placement and will include coach briefs on expectations of swimmers, rules and guidelines and code of conduct.
Packets for parents will include a schedule, contact information and expectations of both swimmers and parents. This packet will be sent to new parents with any swimmer team registration.
- Bronze & Silver practice: 4pm - 5pm
- Gold & Platinum practice: 5pm - 6:30pm
Gold: 11-14 years old; skill refinement; previous competitive experience or from Silver; 3500 - 6k Yd per practice
Silver: 9 - 12 years old; skill acquisition; previous competitive experience or experience from bronze; 1500 - 3500 yd per practice
Bronze: 5-8 years old: previous lesson experience/water safe; would like to be able to complete one lap freestyle and backstroke
Chad Castillo, Head Coach: USA Swimming Level 1 Coach Certified; FORD aquatics senior coach; 2015-2018; Coached 1x American Record holder; Salpointe Women’s Head Coach 2010-2015; 1x State; Champion, 2x State runner up; 4x So AZ coach of the year; Catalina Terrace head coach 2006-2009, 2011-2014; High School All American
Stephanie Grasky, Coach and Manager: Former NCAA D2 swimmer. USA Triathlon Level I and USAT; Youth and Junior Coaching certified, JETS Triathlon head coach.
Brian Grasky, Coach: USA Triathlon Level III Coach certified. Former professional triathlete. Coached Masters Swim for Dolphins of the Desert Swimming Academy, former head coach of University of Arizona; TriCats including 3-4 group swim sessions per week.
Willie Olivas, Coach: USA Triathlon Level I and USAT Youth and Junior Coaching certified, JETS; Triathlon coach.