The W.C.C. Unsinkables is a registered U.S.A. swim team, with swimmers competing in U.S.A. swim meets throughout the season. WCCU swimmers are making a splash in the world of competitive swimming in Maine. Our swim team begins with our Preseason Swim Clinic at the end of September and will run for two weeks. The team will be coached this year by Lori LaPointe (her 22nd season) and Nori Lund as the assistant coach. Nori has been apart of the WCCU community in many facets over the past 18 years, as an athlete, captain, sibling, volunteer, and coach. She continued her swimming career through college attending the University of New England, swimming all 4 years and being named captain her senior year. She was the Head coach for Wiscasset High School from 2013-2017 and the Assistant Coach for Hyde School from 2017- present. Lori has 30+ years of professional teaching/coaching in swimming, soccer and basketball. Lori was awarded Maine Swimming Coach of the Year 2003 and a Zone Coach from 2010-2014. Volunteer Coach Paul Lazarus will be rounding out the staff this year, his passion for swimming will help bring the team to the next level of competition. The WCCU coaching staff provides positive encouragement and goal setting for the athletes and encourages them to build a lifelong love for the sport of swimming.
GREEN Group: (Practice 3 times / week) 11 and under Swimmers
The GREEN group must know how to swim three of the four strokes, have a basic understanding of how to use the pace clock and be comfortable in simple structured sets. Emphasis is placed on fine tuning all four strokes, turns and starts, and implementing a more structured workout set. Participation in competitive swim meets is encouraged.
WHITE Group: (Practice 3 times / week) 12 & Over/Seasoned Swimmers
The WHITE group is the highest level WCCU offers. The primary focus of this groups swimmer is to prepare for the more rigorous practices. Swimmers work on technique and efficiency, as well as swim more challenging workout sets. This group is designed for the swimmer who is focused on reaching their highest potential as an athlete and thrives on a competitive spirit. In addition to time spent on technique, the main focus of the group is an intensive training regimen.
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday:
White Team: 4:30-5:30PM
SWIM CLUB: (PRACTICE 2 TIMES/ WEEK ) 8 AND UNDER and new swimmers
The swim club is for those swimmers just starting out on swim team. Athletes swill learn how to use the pace clock, terms frequently used language, drills and how to swim all four competitive strokes legally. Swimmers will be USA registered and compete when given the chance. This is for primarily eight and under athletes or swimmers just beginning to learn the four strokes.
Tuesday and Thursday:
COVID-19: SEPTEMBER SWIM CLINIC: MON/ WEDS/FRIDAY 3:45-5:00PM
IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP WITHIN CDC GUIDELINES, SWIM CLINIC WILL KEEP ALL ATHLETES SAFE AND STAY SOCIALLY DISTANCED. DEPENDING ON THE TOTAL REGISTRATIONS, WE MAY NEED TO ADJUST THE PROGRAM TO TWO SESSIONS EACH DAY. WE PLAN TO MEET ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 WITH ALL ATHLETES ATTENDING FROM 3:45-5:00PM. AFTER THE 14TH WE WILL MAKE CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM IF NEEDED!! SHOWERS AND LOCKER ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AFTER SWIM CLINIC FOR ONLY 4 ATHLETES AT ANY TIME!
MEET FEES: (Paid to the WCCU UPON REGISTERING FOR EACH MEET)
For more information about the Unsinkables, please contact Head Coach Lori LaPointe at 882-8230