The Centennial Cyclones Swim Team has been developed to teach children the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a fun, but challenging environment. We strive to teach good sportsmanship, respect for others, and achieving your personal best!
The summer season begins the first Monday in June and finishes up on the last Friday of June. All children that are Centennial residents are eligible to swim on the team provided they are under the age of 15 as of June 1. There is no minimum age to join the team. However, children must be able to swim the distance in their age category and should not be afraid of the water. If the coaches feel your child is not fully benefiting from swim team practices, we will discuss this with the parents. Children must be 4 years of age or older to compete in swim meets.
The Centennial Cyclones Swim Team competes in a league with three of our neighboring teams: Merrimac, Countryside and Viking Meadows.
Summer swim team is a "family" sport. Parents are an integral part of the success of the team as the Cyclones are a volunteer lead, and run, organization.
My family joined the Centennial Summer Swim Team in 2014, with our 8-year-old son, Ty. We were amazed to see how much his swimming improved from the beginning of the summer over those five weeks of practices. We were sold!
The next summer, we registered three of our children, then ages 9, 8, and 6. It was a great transition from the school year to summer - swimming in the early morning, and getting GREAT exercise. We struggle with too much tablet and video time during the summer, like most parents. In all honesty, our kids were NOT phenomenal swimmers to start the 2015 season. However, by the end of the season, you could trust them not to drown in the deep end. Better yet, they wanted to keep swimming and improve. We joined Viper Aquatics that fall.
The past two summers, we have had all four of our children in the Centennial Summer Swim Team and we haven't looked back. It has become a summer tradition for our family. So, when the team was looking for a new manager last fall, I decided to volunteer my time to keep the team afloat. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions. I am committed to keeping this league intact, and continuing the spirit of improving swim skills for all of the children in our community.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of our swimmers back from last year and meeting new swim families in 2019!