In the spring of 2006, we went to our first age group state championship. We had 6 swimmers attend with a total of 21 splashes. We finished 17th as a team. Each year we got a little bit faster, older and stronger placing 10th in 2007, 8th in 2008, 3rd in 2009, winning the team title for the first time in 2010, and adding to those championships in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In the early years, once kids reached a certain level, we had nothing further to offer them. As the core of our kids improved together, we had enough interest to make the leap to a competitive program because people didn’t want to leave!
In late 2007, we started our first Senior group. While we had older kids on the team before that, the focus was just developmental – offering an alternative to other teams but not attempting to compete at the highest levels. Our Senior team changed that, almost immediately qualifying kids for Sectionals and beyond.