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2019 Meet Schedule
JUNE 5th Away meet vs. Bexley
JUNE 15th Away meet vs. Canal Winchester
JUNE 22nd Home meet vs. Pataskala B
JUNE 29th Home meet vs. Pickerington Tigersharks
JULY 6th Home meet vs. Muskingum
JULY 8th Away meet vs. Chevington Woods
JULY 18th and 19th Championships
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The Groveport Fighting Fish are a competitive summer swim team, which consists of swimmers from the ages of 5 to 18 years of age. For safety reasons swimmers MUST be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. The team competes in six regular season swim meets in the months of June and July including a season ending Championships. The Fighting Fish are members of the Tri-County Aquatic League, which consists of eleven other swim teams from the Bexley, Newark, Lancaster, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, Pataskala and Southeastern Columbus areas. The league has been developed and maintained through a commitment of teamwork and sportsmanship since the early 1970's. Each year, over 1000 swimmers compete across the league.
Head Coach - Kori Pastor - Kori has coached for Reynoldsburg High School, Dynamo Swim Team, and Canal Winchester Dolphins. She has been a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. She swam for Wittenberg University, Canal Winchester High School, GCSTO, Ohio State Swim Club, Dynamo, and Canal Winchester Dolphins. And yes, she is Kasey's big sister.
Assistant Coach - Corinne Somers - she has coached for Groveport Fighting Fish and Jerry Garver YMCA. This will be her final season swimming for the Fighting Fish. She has also swam for Canal Winchester High School and the Jerry Garver YMCA. She also is a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. When she was younger, she volunteered as a junior coach for both GFF and Jerry Garver YMCA.
Assistant Coach - Mark Keene- Mark has coached for the Groveport Fighting Fish and Jerry Garver YMCA. He has also taught swimming lessons for 34 years. He is the father of GFF swimmers - Spencer, Trevor, and Maya.
Assistant Coach - Miaya Green- Miaya has been a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor. She has swim for GFF, Canal Winchester Dolphins, Canal Winchester High School, GCSTO, and the Ohio State Swim Club
Application Link: https://forms.gle/eF942W3t9ocsXGFX8
We are excited to once again offer the opportunity for our older swimmers to serve as a Junior Coach for the summer. The purpose of the Junior Coach opportunity is to allow our older swimmers to learn some coaching techniques and to aid our coaches in teaching our swimmers stroke technique.
Junior Coaches will: Work at 1-3 regularly scheduled shift(s) per week. Communicate with the coaching staff to understand the practice set and skills to be developed during each practice Help during 1-2 regular season meets and 10 & Under Championships, as needed/assigned Attend Junior Coaching meetings as scheduled Junior Coaches will gain: Volunteer experience An understanding of how to develop a practice set A beginning awareness of how to teach stroke development.
The selection process will include: 1. Application - complete the Junior Coaching Application and return to Carla Shaw by 5/10/2019. 2. Interview - These will be schedule the week of 5/20/219 and will be held after school. Junior Coaching Requirements: Must be 13 years old as of June 1, 2019 Must be a current member of the Groveport Fighting Fish Swim Team Must Submit the Junior Coaching Application by May 10, 2019