Guiding and Developing Champions in the Pool and Beyond!
Are the fins a little roomy or uncomfortable? Try having your swimmer wear socks (just regular or thick ones will do... no need to buy the "special" fin socks.
Be careful to get paddles that are an ideal size. Read the descriptions- the paddles pictured are for smaller/younger swimmers. Finis Agility Paddles (pictured), Speedo "Strokemaker" (pictured). or TYR Catalyst Contour (white, small size for most kids) are preferred. Sporti brand or similar are ok also.
Junior size pull buoys are ideal for smaller (mainly 10 & under) swimmers, otherwise regular size is fine.
Snorkels- We have a bunch of these at the pool, but many swimmers like to have their own. They work well with fins and paddles. We prefer the Michael Phelps Focus snorkel- click the picture.
Breaststroke fins are optional but may be helpful to swimmers wanting to improve breaststroke kick, as well as breaststrokers looking to get stronger. Finis positive drive fins may also be helpful in this capacity. Short fins are great for reinforcing proper flutter/dolphin kick.
Any questions, please contact the coaches.
Suits & Equipment
We are fortunate to be able to use two pools. Pucillo Natatorium is located in the Pucillo Gym building, and is the main pool and where we hold meets and most of our practices. It was renovated in 2010 and is 25 yards long with 6 wide lanes. The Willow Valley pool is located at the Cultural Center (NOT THE DOUBLETREE) and is an L-shaped pool with 6 25 yard lanes in one direction and 3 25 yard lanes with blocks in the other.
We are currently Level 2
The Club Recognition Program offers our club members a working blueprint for developing strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive organizations.
Designed by USA Swimming's Club Development Committee (comprised primarily of coaches), this voluntary program presents four levels of achievement across four component areas deemed critical to long-term club success. The program encourages clubs to establish organizational goals and to benchmark their progress toward those goals.
The ultimate objective of the program is to strengthen the club system in USA Swimming by guiding clubs through a development process that ultimately positions the program and its coaches to better serve athletes.
The Club Development Committee looked at many different factors that helped create "great" clubs. The committee grouped all of the factors into four major component areas:
1. Business & Organizational Success
2. Parent & Volunteer Development
3. Coach Development & Education
4. Athlete Development & Performance
The team suit (Speedo Hydro Amp in yellow) is encouraged to promote team unity, and a new one is chosen every year or two. Otherwise, a suit in team colors of black and gold or plain black is preferred.
Equipment is required for each group, and some suggested optional equipment is listed. Swimmers are encouraged to bring these in a mesh bag. Click the pictures to see preferred examples and places to order.
Beginner & Novice
Required: regular fins
Optional: kickboard, breaststroke fins
Black, Gold, Gold Elite
Required: regular fins, pull buoy, hand paddles (agility paddles are recommended!)
Optional: kickboard, short fins, breaststroke fins, snorkel
Marauder Board & Contacts
Willow Valley Pool
Willow Valley Cultural Center Pool
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If you would like to receive text alerts, please join the appropriate groups by texting the following to 81010:
Gold Elite: @maragolde
Notes about equipment:
The Marauder Advantage:
Please contact Head Coach Kyle at his office during working hours at 717-872-3872 or at KAlmoney@millersville.edu for more information on registration for the 2016-2017 season.
Payment plans available!
We believe that everyone, regardless of economic situation, should be given the opportunity to swim.Therefore, we are willing to work with families on making payments as easy as possible. Please contact Coach Kyle if you require further assistance with payment beyond our standard payment plans.