is a family-oriented program, encouraging swimmers to work toward achieving their fullest potential while supporting and encouraging the efforts and achievements of their teammates.
Essential to our success is the concept of team spirit and camaraderie strengthened through hours of practice, support of team members, mentoring opportunities for older swimmers and acceptance of new challenges and greater responsibility.
A member of the Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swim Association (GKAISA), University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon is open for girls and boys ages 5-18. Swimmers are divided into age group competition levels.
The AJCC Swim Team coaching staff consists of experienced, highly motivated. We provide a low coach-to-swimmer ratio to ensure that each swimmer is given the personal attention and instruction needed to reach his/her potential. Coaches will work with swimmers during practices to ensure the swimmer is working at a level that both challenges and encourages.
If you have questions about any of our programs, please call us at 690-6343.
We hope you join us for another exceptional “Most Fun Under the Sun” at the AJCC.
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm at the AJCC Pool. The meeting will include GKAISA Concussion Training and other information that is mandated by GKAISA. We will also review the USC Hazing Policy. We will also cover introductions, general questions, social events, meet schedule, team communication and volunteer opportunities.
Parking Passes for the UT Student Aquatic Center lot will be available on the first day of practice. You may purchase one through the registration website under the "Products" tab when you register. Cost is $31.00 (which is half-off the summer price and less than the cost of a parking ticket). Passes must be purchased by May 15. If you do not purchase by this date, you may purchase a summer pass at UT Parking Services.
Our team suit has changed. Speedo has discontinued the suit we have used for the past two seasons. This year's suit is the TYR Phoenix Splice. Team suits are available for purchase at Swim and Tri in Bearden.
Swim and Tri also will have our new team towels, which are microfiber and quick-drying. They can be purchased on the swim team registration website under the "Products" tab.
We will be ordering new silicone caps through Swim and Tri. Please note that we use silicone caps because Coach Joe is very allergic to latex. Cost will be $10. We also have the option this year to order caps that are personalized with the swimmer's last name. Minimum order per family is two (2), and the cost for two (2) caps is $25 ($2.50 charge per cap for the personalization).
SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION
http://universityswimclub.swim-team.us/ (NOTE: All swimmers must register and pay through this site this year. Registrations can no longer be handled through the KJA office.)
University Swim Club Smokin’ Salmon Swim Team Welcomes Youth Ages 5-18
Welcome to our incoming swim coach, Joe Peeden, and his wife and assistant coach Alex Peeden (formerly Alex Galvin).
Practice begins on Tuesday, May 30. As with last year, we will be splitting our practice time between the AJCC pool and the UT Student Aquatic Center.
Our schedule will be as follows:
Morning Practices (Monday through Friday)
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Ages 10-Under at AJCC Pool)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Ages 11-Up at AJCC Pool)
Evening Practices (Monday and Wednesday)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Ages 10-Under at AJCC Pool)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Ages 11-Up at AJCC Pool)
Evening Practices (Tuesday and Thursday)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (All Ages at UT Student Aquatic Center)
Remember: A parent or guardian must sign in all swimmers 10-Under at every practice and must remain on deck during practices at UT.
2017 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
June 20 Clinton @ University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon
June 27 University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon @ Newport-Cocke County
July 11 Ft. Sanders @ University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon
July 15-16 Smoky Mountain Invitational
July 18 National Fitness Center @ University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon
July 28-30 GKAISA City Meet
Our regular meets are set to begin at 6:00 pm. Our warm-up for the home meets will take place at 5:00 pm, and our warm-up at Newport-Cocke County will take place at 5:30 pm. We will provide more information about Smoky Mountain and City when it is available.