KRAKEN Swim Team

Join the Champions Run Kraken Swim Team.  This is an opportunity to meet other children and families from around the club.  All skill levels and ages 5-18 are encouraged!  Click below for more information.

 

Champions Run Kraken Swim AND Dive Team 2017

Welcome to the Champions Run Kraken Swim Team!  We are the largest recreational swim in the state of Nebraska (also one of the largest in the country)  Our approach to swim team is to always HAVE FUN! We have an amazing coaching staff that will help develop your children into improved swimmers over the course of the summer.  By joining swim team, your kids will get exclusive access to all the fun games and activities that we do at the pool. Whether this is your first time with swim team or you are a seasoned veteran, you will quickly find that swim team is a program targeted to all kids, with all swimming abilities!  Swim team is a great place to make new friends and have the summer of a life time.  We can’t wait to meet you!  This year Max Kinney will be the primary contact for swim team.  Please contact him during the summer if you have any questions or concerns.  I am always avaialble as well.

What is the best way to reach me?
You can call or TEXT 402-321-3083.  Otherwise email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please contact Max Kinney if needed 402-598-8195, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost
The sign up cost for swim and dive team is $110 for the first child, $105 for the second child, $100 for the third and so on.  A t-shirt, swim cap, awards, donut days, and so much more are included in the fee.  If there is any problems with practice time please let the coaches know, we can make accommodations.  Practices are Monday-Friday (If you cannot attend all practices that is okay!) Sign up online!

 
Optional Add on’s
*New* Pre Season stroke clinic: $30+: Monday May 22nd- Thursday May 25th 6-7 p.m.
Swim Team Suit: approximately: Ladies $35 Male $25
(Sizing kit available at front desk) I will send out a link to purchase online through swim outlet.  Swim caps are free, however if you would like a personalized cap it is $25 per cap.
Competitive Morning Practice: Additional $79+
Individual Portraits: $10 for digital portraits (can do families for same price)
Apparel: Available for purchase online. T-shirts and shorts $20, Hoodies $40, towels $40. stickers $5

**Last day to order apparel is May 23rd


Schedule
The first day of swim practice will be on Tuesday, May 30th (We will have an optional preseason stroke clinic Monday May 22nd- Thursday May 25th from 6-7 pm).  This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the strokes and re-familiarize yourself with the pool!  Make up day will be Sunday in the case of a weather cancellation.  Practices are Monday through Friday until July 19th.  Please stay in town July 17-19 if possible, this is our finals week!

Swimming Practice
7:45-8:45am Competitive Practice 
8:30-9:15 (8 and under, little krakens)
9:15-10 (9 and 10 year olds)
10-11 (11 and older)

Diving:
9 & 10 Practice 10-10:45 AM
8 and under/11 & Over 9:15-10 AM

Competitive Practice: 7:45-8:45 AM Monday-Friday
Get some extra time in the pool this summer!  Increased 1 on 1 instruction and stroke refinement. This practice is for kids who are in, or may be interested in, club swimming OR wish to get some extra practice.  The workouts are harder then a typical practice. This practice is an additional fee.

Little Krakens 8:30-9:15 am Monday-Friday This program is great for swimmers new to swim team (5-6 year olds) Practice is held in the shallow end of the pool.  Little Krakens will swim ONE race in all HOME meets at 5:45 before the meet starts! Little krakens focus on introduction to competitive swimming and stroke development. Kids need to be comfortable in deeper water and be able to swim the length of the pool. We accommodate to all skill levels for both swimming and diving.  We also encourage participating in both programs! 

Coaches

Head Coach: Max Kinney
Head Diving Coach:  Leigh Hanson
Asst. Diving Coach: Megan Hanson
8 and under: Connor Pelan & Will Apker
8 and under: Megan Hanson
9 and 10:  Maddie Lorenzen
9 and 10: Ceara Kirkpatrick
11 and 12:  Maddie Wood
13 and 14: (+Competitive morning):  James Warren
13 and 14/Seniors:  Ben Lorenzen
 
Little Kraken Mentors:
Katie Kennedy
Noah Peake
Tristan Currin
Ashley Stanek
Kayla Gornall
Haley Mercer
Megan Hammes
Zaza Nelson

 
Seniors Incentive Program: I encourage all High School students to join the team (Ages 15-18) IT IS FREE!!! They are the heart and soul of the team.  For HS students who join the program we will help develop them into instructors and role models.  It is a great opportunity to get involved and learn amazing leadership skills.  We also have special awards at the end of the season for our senior division.  Additionally, seniors will receive “Club Credit” for being part of the team!  As a thank you to all the HS Students who continue to be involved on our swim team it is FREE (15-18) to participate!  Graduating HS Seniors will be awarded at the end of the season banquet. Practice is optional for HS students, but we encourage them to attend Home meets, prelims and finals!  Contact Ben for more information.


Fun Days:
Every THURSDAY will be a fun day (Most Fridays are also fun days :)).  We will begin with a short practice, then play pool games, do slip n slides, and many other exclusive pool games only available for kids on swim team. Doughnuts and Ribbons will then be handed out to the kids.

 
Rain Days:
If the weather is questionable for a meet or practice, I will email all of the parents the night before or the day of (around 7 am) we will send text alerts as well.  We will try to find indoor alternatives periodically.  Please make sure you receive our Emails!  You will also be opted in to our text message alert system.

 
Swim Team Events:

Sunday May 21st Meet the coaches/questions pool! 7pm
Monday June 5th Picture Day at 9:30am
Sunday June 11th: Swim team pool party 7-9pm
Monday June 19th: Worlds Of Fun Trip (11 and older only) No practice
Sunday June 25th: Swim team sleepover (11+ only)
Wednesday July 12th: Limo Bus night to Field Club $20 per child
Sunday July 23rd: End of the season banquet! 


Swim Meet Schedule
(Wednesdays are Theme Nights!)

June 7th: Shadow at Champions (plus dive meet)
June 14th:  @ Oak Hills  (Shadow @ Champions Dive)
June 21st: Happy Hollow at Champions (plus dive meet)
June 28th Players Club at Champions (Champions @ Happy Dive)
July 12th: @ Field Club (Limo bus night)  (plus dive meet)
July 17th: Prelims @ Happy Hollow
July 18th: Finals @ Champions Run
July 19th Dive Finals @ Champions Run or Field Club 

What is the best way to reach you?

You can call or TEXT 402-321-3083.  Otherwise email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please contact Max Kinney if needed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

swimming and diving.  We also encourage participating in both programs!