The Aquakids

The Aquakids began in the summer of 1961 when Bob Courtway moved to Conway and joined the faculty of Hendrix College. Although the early teams had only male members, by 1965, 90 girls and boys participated the popular new sport. Bob and Betty Courtway, with the help of many parents, took their team to swim meets in every area of the state. "Coach Courtway" held the first Hendrix Invitational Swim Meet in January 1962. This is the longest running meet in our state and continues to be a high point in the HAK program. In 1972, the swim team was placed under the supervision of the Hendrix College swim coach, when Courtway was away earning his Ph.D. Coaches, Hendrix College, parents, and swimmers have worked over the years to develop the program Dr. Courtway began.

The program has produced several swimmers who have achieved regional, national, and international levels including John Hargis, who was a Gold medal winning member of the 1996 Olympic Team. 

Jul 19, 2023  
The Aquakids Swim Team, located in Conway, AR, is searching for a head coach to lead our year-round competitive swim team. The Aquakids was started in the summer of 1961 and has operated continuously since that summer. Our vision is to provide a safe and supportive community where swimmers of all abilities have the opportunity to achieve their highest physical, emotional, and social potential. Our swimmers, ages 5-18, cover a wide spectrum of skills and abilities, and the ideal candidate is an experienced swim coach who can provide consistency, leadership, and positivity to enable each swimmer to meet their highest potential. The perfect coach is someone who has a growth mindset and who is continuously looking for new ways to improve and expand the swimmers, the Aquakids program, the assistant coaches, and themself. General Responsibilities Coaching: general expected responsibilities of a head swim coach, including: Setting workout and meet schedules Designing and...
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