Edina Swim Club is a club where every swimmer counts and every swimmer is counted on to pursue excellence as an individual competitor and as a team member. We train the whole person, not just the athlete side of each swimmer.
We have training groups for every level of ability and age, and keep a long term view of improvement and achievement in the sport, encouraging swimmers to see college swimming as a goal that all can achieve.
All Edina Swim Club coaches have years of coaching experience. We collaborate to give every swimmer the best youth sports experience around. We believe swimming is the best sport there is, and work hard to inspire and train athletes to be the best they can be.
As coaches, we take a long term athlete development (LTAD) approach to swimming, seeing the swimmer's career as an endurance event, not a sprint. Edina Swim Club recognizes that each of our swimmers must learn good stroke technique at every stage of their development. We believe that swimming correctly needs to be taught before athletes move on to training. We also find that swimmers who learn better stroke technique early, will inherently swim faster and smarter races.
At the younger levels, basic technique, kicking and learning about the sport are the most important. Our coaches are trained to give feedback at these levels and be patient about a swimmer's progress. All strokes are stressed at the developmental, age group, junior and senior levels. We consider our team to be IM (individual medley) oriented, which will give the swimmers the best possible chance for success as they move through their swimming career. Coaches stress the ownership of the athlete in the process of their improvement and achievement. Concepts of intrinsic feedback are introduced, along with goal setting, accountability and a vision for the future of their swimming.
Naturally, year round swimming will improve swimming ability, but it will also carry over to other aspects of an athlete’s life. Swimmers tend to take the listening, discipline, organization, work-ethic, time management, and goal setting skills they learn in our program,with them to the classroom, and thereafter to the rest of their world. In addition, swimmers learn to handle successes and failures, which create resilience, sportsmanship and self-confidence.
Edina Swim Club has a variety of programs to help all levels of swimmers meet their goals. From swim lessons to our competitive swimming team, our instructors and coaches can teach athletes how to swim and then help them excel to the highest levels. Through the sport of swimming, we strive to develop the character, skills, and desire necessary for each swimmer to maximize his or her potential.