Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brevard County Swim Clubs

I have been receiving a few requests for information on the club swimming teams here in Brevard County.  I've had a couple emails and a comment posted to the blog asking who are the club teams, who are the coaches and how do I contact them?  I've even noticed in the site statistics that people are navigating to the site looking for club team information.

In response to these queries I contacted all club teams and requested the basic information needed to help potential swimmers find a club team in the area that meets their needs; Club Name, Coaches, Practices, Programs, Fees, Contacts, Website.

Please keep in mind this is not an endorsement for any club team or program. This is also not a ranking of local club teams. This is only intended to provide interested parties with information about swim clubs in Brevard county. Attempts were made to contact all swim teams. Some teams chose to participate, others declined, and some did not respond.

These are the club teams that I am aware of currently operating in Brevard County.  I have noted below if the information was provided by the team or is based on my own understanding.  If I have missed anything or the information is inaccurate please let me know and I will correct it as soon as possible.  You can post feedback via comment to this posting or send an email to outside.smoker@gmail.com



Club Name: Central Brevard Islanders - CBS-FL
Coaches: Major Hall
Website: http://www.cbs-islanders.com/

NOTE: Team declined invitation to provide information.

The Outside Smoker Says: Team operates out of the Central Brevard area in Merritt Island. I believe the team operated out of Rockledge at one time, but absorbed the Islanders swim club a few years ago and consolidated to Merritt Island High School. The team caters to swimmers of all levels and ages, but has been most successful in the younger age group categories. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets.



Provided by East Coast Swim Club:

Club Name: East Coast Swim Club - EAST-FL
Coaches: Patrick Love
Practices: Palm Bay Aquatic Center - Monday-Thursday 6:00PM-8:30PM, Saturday 9:00AM-10:30AM
Programs: Age Groups, Seniors, Nationals
Fees: 11&Up - $65.00 per month, 10&Under - $55.00 per month
Contacts: Patrick Love
Website: http://www.eastcoastswimclub.org/

The Outside Smoker Says: Team operates out of the Palm Bay area in South Brevard.  Team has been in operation for several years. They cater to swimmers of all ages and levels. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets.



Provided by Parrish Swim Club:

Club Name: Parrish Swim Club - PHFS-FL
Coaches: Brian McCurdy and Keith Hurley
Practices: Indoor Pool @ Parrish Health & Fitness Center
Practice times:  5:45 - 7:30 Monday thru Friday
Programs: Age Group 6 and Up
Fees: 3 levels $40, $50, $60 Monthly
Contacts: Parrish Health and Fitness Center
2210 Cheney Highway Titusville, FL 32780
Website: www.parrishhealthandfitness.com

The Outside Smoker Says: Team has a brief history operating in the North Brevard area. They have recently reformed after dissolving about a year ago. Prior to this the team had produced a few very good swimmers. I believe they cater to all ages and levels of swimmers. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets.



Provided by Quest Aquatics/Brevard Swim Club:

Club Name: Quest Aquatics / Brevard Swim Club Breakers - BRSC-FL
Coaches: Mike Rochelle, Morgan Woodard, Taylor Wilson, Jill Rochelle, and Erin Ballesty
Programs:
Quest Aquatics offers programs for swimmers of all ability levels at Rockledge High School pool and the FIT Panther Aquatic Center. We believe we offer the best variety of aquatic programs of any single provider in Brevard County.
Aquatic Achievers:
Introduction to competitive swimming for ages 4 - 7. Develops fundamental skills and teaches the four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, Breaststroke, freestyle). Great foundation for more advanced programs. Coaches are Taylor Wilson and Mike Rochelle. Program runs April through July. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM April and May. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM June and July. Fee = $35.00 per month.
Brevard Swim Club:
Age group team: USA Swimming program for kids ages 7 - 14. Developmental skill and stroke work for newer swimmers, more advanced training for experienced swimmers. Coaches are Jill Rochelle, Erin Ballesty, and Mike Rochelle. Year-round program practices Monday through Thursday from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM during school year, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM summers. Fee is $50 per month.
Peak Prep:
Pre-season program for upcoming and returning high school swimmers. Develops technical skills and confidence, a positive mental approach to training and competition, and solid physical conditioning. Coaches are Morgan Woodard and Mike Rochelle. Program runs November through July. Check www.questaquatics.com for practice schedule. Fee is $50 per month.
Quest Diving:
Developmental springboard diving programs for new divers ages 8 - 14 and for upcoming and returning high school divers. AAU competition. Coach is Mike Rochelle. Check www.questaquatics.com for practice schedule.
Adult Swimming:
Stroke development and physical training for triathletes, U.S. Masters competitors, Senior Games swimmers, and fitness swimmers. Spring triathlon camp begins April 7. Fee is $35 per month, or $4 per practice. Coach is Mike Rochelle. Check www.questaquatics.com for practice schedule.

Contact: Mike Rochelle, questaquatics@cfl.rr.com, 321-482-8898
Website: http://www.questaquatics.com

The Outside Smoker Says: Until recently the team operated exclusively out of Central Brevard at the Rockledge High School Pool. However, the team has expanded to offer programs out of the FIT Panther Aquatics Center. They have been in operation for several years. The team offers swimming for all ages and levels of swimmers, including Masters and Triathlon training. However, team is generally known for age group and high school swimming training. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets. Team also offers a program for divers that compete in AAU meets.



Club Name: Space Coast Swimming - SCS-FL
Coaches: Helen Ryan
Website: None

NOTE: Team did not respond to invitation to provide information

The Outside Smoker Says: SCS caters mainly to the beach and Central Brevard areas. Team has a history of producing a number of competitive swimmers in the various age groups. However, in recent years the team has narrowed it's focus on a smaller number of senior level swimmers only. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets.



Club Name: Titusville Swim Team - TST-FL
Coaches: Natasha Kremer
Website: http://www.titusvilleswimteam.com/

NOTE: Team did not respond to invitation to provide information

The Outside Smoker Says: Team operates in the North Brevard area. Team has a long history of producing good swimmers. Team offers programs for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. They compete in Florida and USA Swimming swim meets.



Provided by The YMCA Family Center - Cocoa:

Club Name: YMCA Swimming Of Central Florida - YCF Swimming - YCF-FL
Coaches: Colby Mack, Jennifer Willis, Laura Burk, Lucy Challender, and Coach Becka
Programs:
YMCA Crocs:
The Cocoa Crocs is a league swim team and a stepping stone to YCF Swimming. Confidence in the water is gained through learning basic skills. The four competitive strokes are developed and participation in YMCA league meets is offered.

Youth swimming at the Y provides a rewarding experience for all participants through teamwork and healthy competition, while nurturing skill development. Enhancing basic fundamentals, swimmers will build self-confidence, and increase mental and physical development that create positive life skills in an encouraging environment.

Schedule:
Beginners (Coach Becka) - Tuesday & Thursday 4:15p - 5:00p
Intermediate (Coach Laura) - Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 4:30 - 5:30p
Advanced (Coach Laura & Coach Becka) - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4:30p - 6:00p
Saturday (optional - Coach Lucy) 10:00a - 11:00a

Fees:
Monthly EFT - All Levels $35
Seasonal Registration Fee $25 - Fee includes a team t-shirt & cap.  
Swim meet fees are additional and vary per meet.

YMCA of Central Florida Swimming (YCF):
The Cocoa YMCA Family Center is home to the YMCA of Central Florida’s very own competitive swim team in Brevard County. YCF is a registered USA swim team that regularly competes in local USA sanctioned swim meets and also participates in YMCA meets. Swimmers are registered members of USA Swimming. Competition is grouped by age: 8 & under, 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, and Senior (15 & over). Our swim team is also affiliated with the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. We welcome swimmers of all abilities and experience - beginners, advanced and elite.

The age group program is year-round and focuses on training levels that are age appropriate for the growth and development of a young competitive athlete at the elementary and middle school ages as well as developing the skills necessary to move on to more advanced competition and training in the senior group.

The senior program is year-round and focuses on a top fitness level for athletes at junior/senior high school ages who are looking for improvement in their power and speed. Many of our swimmers reach their goals of obtaining a college scholarship in swimming.

Fees:
YCF Age Group
$40 monthly team fee + YMCA membership
YCF Senior Group
$50 monthly team fee + YMCA membership

Masters Swimming:
Our masters swimming is geared for all ability levels.  We have an organized group of swimmers that train every weekday morning with a coach at 6:00 am. We also have on- deck coaching on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm. and Saturday morning at 8:00 am.

Triathlon:
Are you a triathlete? It’s time to start thinking about your swimming. At the Cocoa YMCA you can improve your skills and speed. Learn more efficient ways to move through the water. We have qualified staff members who can help you reach your goals!

Morning Practices
Monday - Friday @ 6:00a-7:30a Saturday @ 8:00a-10:00a Evening Practices Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30p-7:00p

The Cocoa YMCA Family Center is located on the Brevard Community College campus and is great place to train and bring the family. We have a fully equipped weight room, a gymnasium, locker rooms with showers and a sauna, and 50m x 25m olympic-size pool. We offer a wide variety of exercise classes that come with your membership such as masters swimming, aerobics, yoga, pilates, P90X hard core aerobics, running club, zoomba and much more. Come by for a visit!

The Coach Approach®
At our facility we have certified USA Swimming coaches on deck each afternoon at 3:30 pm to help anyone with their aquatic needs, from stroke work to giving a healthy workout. We are here to meet the needs of all levels of fitness; the HEALTH SEEKER just starting out, the STEP-UP member who is used to regular excercise and the ATHLETE who is looking for a challenge. Hope you can join us!

Contacts:
YMCA Crocs - Coach Burk at lburk@cfymca.org.
YCF Swimming - Coach Mack at cmack@cfymca.org
YCF Swimming - Coach Willis at willisjen@cfymca.org, 321.433.7770

Additional Information:

YMCA Cocoa Crocs Flyer

YCF Swimming At Cocoa YMCA Flyer

YMCA At Cocoa Masters Flyer

Website: http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=flsoy

The Outside Smoker Says: The Cocoa YMCA caters to mainly the Central Brevard area, but does include swimmers from both the North and Central parts of the county. They offer programs to accommodate swimmers of all levels including Masters and Triathletes. They provide competitive programs with a path for progression. They compete in Florida Swimming and USA Swim meets as a part of the YMCA of Central Florida based at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando.



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4 comments:

  1. I think it is funny that Mike Rochelle is posting diving classes as an AAU program and says that they compete in AAU meets. This man is a frauld and is not a qualified diving coach. His commited divers from Westshore accually train with a more experienced diving coach. We have been to plenty of AAU divng meets throughout the years and have never seen Mike Rochelle at any of them.

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  2. It really is sad that you have to be such a negative bitter person. My child has been with Coach Mike for many years and is a very successful swimmer. Coach Mike runs a business, he can't personally coach every group all the time. Successful business people hire other qualified people to work for them when they can't do it all themselves.
    Your ridiculous comment that Coach Mike has a more qualified diving coach work with the team, proves that he is responsible and professional.

    Grow up and get over your jealousy.

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  3. To the person who clearly is trying to hurt Mike ...
    1) You do not know anything him or the team 2) You have no idea of his qualifications 3) Your intent is to purely hurt him and what he is trying to do within the community.

    So, in response to your claims ...
    1) No, he has not actually competed at any meets because his divers either 1, do not desire to do so or are not ready to do so. Otherwise, they would!

    2) Qualifications ... I personally know he is very qualified and anyone that wants to know his qualifications, ask him!

    3) His divers at West Shore are free to practice with whomever they desire, but I know that they mostly only practiced with him. Now, if since last season they are working with someone else, then that may be.

    So, whoever you maybe, get a life. Or at least back up your claims!! As you are clearly showing your ignorance!!!!!!!

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