Woodlake Hurricanes Swim Team
An exciting & healthy way for your children to spend a portion of the summer is to join the Woodlake Hurricanes Swim Team. The team provides an opportunity to develop and improve swimming skills in a safe and positive environment. Sportsmanship, skill development, team spirit, fitness, & fun are our top goals throughout the summer!
The Woodlake Hurricanes are part of the RMAL (Richmond Metropolitian Aquatics League).
Head Swim Coach:
My name is Bradley Jenkins, and I've coached and swam at nearly every level. I've learned from USA swimming coaches, and worked with kids (and adults) of nearly every caliber and coached with the Special Olympics of Virginia. Currently, I am finishing up my first year at William and Mary. I am looking forward to my second year of coaching the Woodlake Hurricanes and plan on bringing in a lot of energy with lots of high-caliber technique work to Woodlake this year! Go 'Canes!
Coach Kerri (Assistant Swim Coach)
I swam for Woodlake for 13 years and this will be my fourth year as a coach. I currently attend the University of Tennessee and am working towards an Honors Communications Studies major. I am still an avid swimmer and a member of the club swim team at UT. I am ecstatic to be back this season and can’t wait to carry on our many Woodlake traditions and to continue our growth not only in the pool, but as a family and team as well.
Coach Kate (Assistant Swim Coach)
Kate Nezelek is a Division I swimmer for Rice University, where she is working towards a degree in English Literature. Before college, she swam for both Quest and Poseidon and competed at a national level, the highest of which being 2016 Olympic Trials. For many years, she spent her summers competing for Woodlake as well and is thrilled to be part of the Hurricanes once again. In her previous coaching experience, she emphasized a technique-based approach to the sport and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge in the Woodlake community. Go ‘Canes!
Mason Murphy (Jr. Assistant Swim Coach)
Tropical Storm is a fun, safe learning environment for your young swimmer, ages 4-9, and a preparatory program for our Summer Swim Team. The program runs June 18 - July 13, Monday-Thursday. The Tropical Storm swim team will swim at one of our home meets (date TBA). This is a great learn-to-swim program! Your swimmer will feel safe and comfortable in learning water safety and stroke technique.
Tropical Storm is coached by two of our own Coaches, Mason Murphy and Justin Daniels.
Swim Lessons at Woodlake Aquatic & Fitness Center
(14710 Village Square Place)
Directed by Coach Kelly Cleary
Open to all members and non-members! Check for specials and new classes on the Quest website.
Expanded lesson programs, professionally taught, and offered year-round:
1 or 2 x per week, weekday mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Group, Private and Semi Private lessons available.
Low student-to-instructor ratio. All levels and ages, 2 years through adult.
Stroke School (Advanced), Intermediate, Beginner, Adult Learn-to-Swim, Adult Intermediate/Triathlete, Parent & Child.
For more information and online registration: http://www.questswimming.com
For information, go to "Swim Lesson News" at the top of the home page.
For a list of classes and online registration, go to "Swim Lessons" on the left side bar of the home page.
Contact Nancy Sobeck:
Competitive Excellence/ Personal Development
The Poseidon coaching staff endeavors to teach, train and motivate young people to achieve their ultimate potential in competitive swimming in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop. Opportunities are provided for each swimmer to compete at levels which are appropriate to his/her competence. The staff also strives to nurture high standards in personal development by instilling such concepts as time management, personal accountability, high self-esteem, constructive self-motivation, goal setting and goal achievement as these ideas relate to their success in training and in competition. It is our belief that the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself.
At each level of the Poseidon program, swimmers are taught to strive for excellence. Excellence represents the achievement of that level at which each individual knows that they have done their utmost to become the best that they are capable of becoming.
Mission Statement: To train, develop and motivate swimmers in the pursuit of individual excellence in a team oriented environment.
Vision: The vision of Poseidon Swimming, Inc. is to be a nationally recognized leader in all levels of competitive swimming.
Pursuit of Excellence (mind, body, spirit): To be the best you can be in all aspects of life.
Commitment and Competitiveness: Persisting at a goal or task to completion while striving with competitors toward peak performance.
Teamwork: Creating friendship and unity through shared experiences and competition.
Rewarding: Fostering an environment that promotes fun and enjoyment.
Sportsmanship: Learning to respect others through a strong foundation of values and ethics.
To register for Poseidon, or for more information, please visit http://www.poseidonswimming.com.