Kevin Curry is hoping to offer a S&T Clinic at the Durango meet. If interested, please contact Kevin at kc112dur @ gmail.com
With deep sadness, I want to be the first to inform you that the Vail Swim School and Vail Hurricanes Swim Team will be ceasing operations effective immediately and will not be starting our September session. After fifteen years of serving the Vail Valley community, the Town of Avon has left us no option but to end our operations.
This comes as a big surprise to all of us. The Town of Avon will no longer allow Vail Swim School the use of the rec center pool and there are no other pools available at this time of year. The Town of Avon initiated a pricing study several months ago that recently morphed into a request for proposal. A large amount of proprietary information was requested. We provided that information and affirmed our willingness to operate under the Town's terms, in an effort to continue top quality swim lessons to families like you. The town has decided to provide services themselves ("in house") and denied us the ability to continue our programs. I am very shocked, disappointed and frustrated. In retrospect, I fear the only goal of this request for proposal process was to gain as much information as possible for Avon take over the Vail Swim School programs.
Thank you for the trust you have bestowed in our program and instructors over the last fifteen years of service to the Valley. My fondest memories stem from the pride I’ve witnessed on your child’s face and the faces of over a thousand children in the Valley as they learn the life long and lifesaving skill of swimming. As children progressed through our program, they not only gained physical strength and skills but learned perseverance, dedication and resilience. I’m grateful to all of the talented coaches and instructors that have delivered quality instruction, alongside a spotless safety record, over the years.
I wish nothing but the best for you and your children and hope that a high quality, sustainable, instructional swim program is delivered to you over the years to come.
Congratulations to Western Slope Swimmers selected for the Colorado Zone Team - Delany Kidd, Maddie Mechling and Jenna Smith. They will be representing Colorado at the 2016 Western Zone AG Championships in Utah August 10-13. Way to go girls!
Meet results have been posted! Congratulations to Aspen, Mavs, and Gunnison the top three team finishers! Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers who make this meet possible! Good luck to the state, zone and future swimmers!
Meet Information and Template are posted for the Montrose Marlins Summer Open!
Lodging Information: Thanks to our partnership with the City of Montrose and their connections, we have been able to secure a deal on lodging for our Montrose Meet. The Baymont Inn in Montrose located on Main Street is offering a room rate of 74.99 a night, plus tax. Reservations need to be made by mentioning the Marlins Swim Meet room rate. If problems, ask for Cassie.
It includes a free Continental breakfast.
There will be a stroke and turn clinic and AO clinic on Saturday morning on WSL Champs. Details to come...