For the past several seasons, Coach Bob Pearson has ran a summer program out the Anoka Aquatic Center in the mornings. Since his retirement in 2019, he has guided and advised on continuing this summer program ran by the Aquatic Center. The summer program will be called, Anoka Aquatic Center Exceptional Swimmers, “AACES.” Coach Nick Hedman, who has many years of experience swimming and coaching, will lead AACES.
The mission of the program is to guide, nurture, and grow competitive swimmers.
This program is for competitive swimmers (currently on a swim team, or striving to make a swim team) who have knowledge of the four competitive strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. This program will involve a mix of training groups, with some days devoted exclusively to training, some days dedicated to technique work, and some days with a mixture of both.
Practice will occur Monday – Thursday from 6:00 am – 8:00 am. Practice will still take place in the rain. If there is lightning, swimmers will not be in the water, but rather will watch stroke videos and discuss technique indoors.
The goal is to provide, as much one-on-one coaching as possible, and management will add coaches as registration demands. Program fees below are inclusive of pool time, staffing, and gear needed.