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Coral Springs Swim Club

UPDATED: 11/12/15

The Coral Springs Swim Club is a year-round competitive swimming program for children, teenagers and young adults. CSSC is a member of the United States Swimming, the Olympic development program for competitive swimming. The Coral Springs Swim Club has consistently ranked in the top four swim clubs in the nation for teaching stroke excellence. In addition, CSSC won nine Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics Championship titles in the past ten years, and in 2008, eight of the CSSC swimmers participated in the Beijing Olympic Games, including three-time silver medalist Dara Torres.

GROUPS AND PRACTICE INFORMATION:

Red Group // Jessica/Emma
Four days per week at Mullins Park Pool
Monday through Thursday • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
This group’s emphasis is mainly on developmental training with lots of drills, fun and games. Training sets will be introduced. Practices start with 10 minutes of stretching and dry land exercises. Children should attend 2–4 practices per week. 

Silver Group // Bar
Three days per week at Aquatic Complex
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday • 7:30–8:30 p.m..
This group emphasis is on stroke development with introduction to interval training. Practices start with 10 minute of stretching and dry land exercises. Children should attend minimum 2 practices per week.

Green Group // Jessica/Emma
Four days per week at Mullins Park Pool
Monday through Thursday 4:30–5:45 p.m.
Interval training and stroke drills will be emphasized. This practice will still include stroke drills, fun and games, but more emphasis will be put on speed. Practices will start with 10 minutes of stretching and dry land exercises.

Gold Group // Jessica/Emma
Four days per week at Mullins Park Pool
Monday through Thursday 5:45-7:15 p.m.
Interval training and stroke drills will be emphasized. This practice will include stroke drills, occasionally games will be played but, more emphasis will be put on speed. Practices will start with 10 minutes of stretching and dry land exercises.

White Group //Bar
Six days per week at Aquatic Complex
Monday through Friday • 3:45–5:15 p.m.
Saturday • 8–9:30 a.m.
Overall emphasis is on stroke technique, conditioning and to enjoying swimming. Practices include 15-20 minutes of dry land exercise and stretching.

Blue Group // Bar
Six days per week at Aquatic Complex
Monday through Friday • 5:15–7:30 p.m.
Saturday • 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
This group represents the top age group level. Proper stroke technique is emphasized as well as speed work, interval training and aerobic conditioning. Dry land exercise and race strategy are included in the workout plan, as well as 20-30 minutes of stretching and dry land exercise.

Senior II // Dave/Brian
Five days per week at the Aquatic Complex
Monday through Friday
Fall (Mid-August to November) 5 - 7 p.m.
Winter/Spring (December to May) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Spring (June to August) 8 - 10 a.m.
This group is for kids 13 years and older, ideal for high school swimmers who wish to train for their high school teams.  Swimmers from this group will focus on strength training and developing techniques to make the transition to the Senior I group.

Senior I // Junior
Six days per week at Aquatic Complex
Monday through Friday • 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • 9 - 11 a.m.
This group is for kids 13 years and older who enjoy swimming, but do not necessarily wish to attend daily practice. This group is ideal for high school swimmers who wish to get or stay in shape for their school teams as well as for recreational swimmers.

National Team // Bruno
Six days per week at Aquatic Complex
Monday through Friday • 4–7:30 p.m.      
Saturday • 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
The National Team is a group of top swimmers with high ambitions and strong commitment to succeed on a high level. The goals include: Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals and top international meets. Practice includes all aspects of sophisticated, modern training, including lactate test

 

QUESTIONS AND PRICING INFORMATION:

1. What and when are tryouts?
The purpose of tryouts is to determine in which group he/she would fit best based on his/her skills. Our professional coaching staff will then recommend the best program for your child. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, cap and goggles. TRYOUTS: 12 and under at Mullins Park Pool either at 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday.
13 and over at Aquatic Complex at 5 pm Monday through Friday.

2. What do I have to do to receive a free week trial?
         i. Fill out the CSSC and United States Swimming registration forms.
        ii. Attach a check, payable to Coral Springs Swim Club, for the amount of $170.
The initial payment covers the annual club membership of $100 as well as $70 for the USA Swimming membership for the year.    
    
Please remember these are annual fees. The registration form and a check for the proper amount must be submitted before your child starts his/her free week trial. If during the trial week, you decide not to join the Swim Club, please call 954.340.5032 for the return of your check.

3. What do I have to do to join the Coral Springs Swim Club?
When signing up for the free week trial, you took care of most of your paperwork. The only paperwork left is signing up for the Aquatic Complex membership in the office at the Aquatic Complex. At this time, you also have to pay the monthly coaching fees.

4. What are the fees for members of the Coral Springs Swim Club?

Monthly coaching fees - These fees are due before the 5th of each month at the Aquatic Complex office. New swimmers registered after the 15th of the month will have their coaching fees prorated at 50% for their first month only. Families with more than one child registered with CSSC will receive a $5 discount on their coaching fees for each additional child. The fees are as follows:
Red $71 • Silver $73 • Green/Gold $76 • White $86 • Blue $93
Senior I $101 • Senior II • $81 • National $158 

All monthly coaching fees and Aquatic Complex membership payments are to be paid to: City of Coral Springs.
The monthly fees are due by the 5th of each month. If they are not paid by then, a late fee of $10 will be added.
If the dues are not paid by the 10th of the month, the swimmer will not be allowed to participate in their group’s
practice until the dues are paid. If a swimmer does not participate in practice for one month or longer, a Reinstatement Fee (equal to one month of coaching fees) must be paid in addition to the dues for the month in which the swimmer returns
to the program.  

Aquatic Complex Membership     (Please choose one):
       Basic Pool Membership: 3 months:  $42.40 • 12 months: $90.10
       Pool and Fitness Center: 12 months: $143.10  (Under 18 years of age)
       Required for Senior I • National Team    12 months: $227.50  (Over 18 years of age)

 

ABOUT THE COACHES:

National Team Coach & Senior I Coach // Bruno Darzi
During his 16-year coaching career, the Olympic-caliber coach has coached several Olympic swimmers including five-time Olympian Dara Torres and three-time Olympians Vlad Polyakov and Arlene Semeco and senior, junior and collegiate swimmers. An American Swimming Coaches Association Level 5 coach, the highest rating for club coaches, Darzi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was a national-caliber swimmer before becoming a coach. He was mentored and worked closely with eight-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg, one of the world’s most well-respected coaches. He graduated from UFRJ, one of the top institutions in Brazil with Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 and has extensive knowledge in training science, lactate testing, advanced stroke technique and the latest in swimming technology. During his coaching tenure as head age group coach, CSSC had several swimmers ranked nationally in the Top 10 and set Florida Gold Coast and club records. He is a five-time Florida Gold Coast All-Star coach and five-time member of the Southern Zone Team coaching staff.

Senior II A Coach // David Cowmeadow
Coach Cowmeadow was a part of the 4 District High School Championships at Fort Lauderdale High School. He led his high school swim team as a captain to a 25-1 winning record. Dave was the head coach of Taravella High School from 1999-2003.  During his tenure, he produced dozens of FHSAA State Qualifiers, a State Champion, and earned Sun Sentinel's Girls Swim Coach of the Year in 2002.  Since joining the coaching staff, Dave has produced Junior Olympic, Sectional, and Southern Zone qualifiers.  He continues to learn and apply the latest swimming techniques along with basic fundamentals to create a fun and competitive atmosphere.

SwimAmerica Program Director // Birgit Lohberg
“Biggi” is a former Olympic swimmer. Her credentials include being a finalist at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, and a 6th place at the 1986 World Championships. She has been a multiple national champion and national record holder for Germany. “Biggi” is in charge of the SwimAmerica Program, preparing the children for the swim team, focusing on their stroke techniques.

Mullins Pool Head Coach // Jessica Long
Jessica is originally from New Hampshire and moved down to South Florida in 2005.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Outdoor Recreation from Plymouth State University in N.H.  Jessica has been certified through the American Red Cross as Swimming/Life guarding Instructor, and has acquired years of experience coaching and teaching all levels of swimming from beginner to competitive.

White, Blue & Silver Coach // Bar Bogoslavsky
Bar has been a member of the Coral Springs Swim Club since she was a 7th grader. She developed her skills and technique while having fun swimming through our program. Under the guidance of Coach Darzi, as a coach now, Bar hopes to encourage new swimmers to have fun and become great athletes.  Coach Bogoslavsky is currently enrolled at FAU earning her major in Business. 

Mullins Pool Assistant Coach // Emma Woltz
Originally from Tampa, Florida but currently lives in Boca Raton.  She is attending Florida Atlantic University and pursuing her major in Criminal Justice, and a certificate in Environmental Studies.  Emma has been swimming competitively since she was four years old. She competed at the collegiate level for two years.  Freestyle is her specialty stroke and her best events are the 1650 and open water. Emma wants to inspire kids to fall in love with the sport of swimming while having fun doing it.

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