The Badger Senior Team, often referred to as the Badger National Team, is led by accomplished swim coach, John Collins Jr. The goal of the Badger National Team is to further the transition of competitive swimmers into national caliber athletes at top tier Universities, post-grad professional swimmers and Olympians. In order to qualify to be a member of this team, swimmers must possess sufficient physical and mental strength and show promise and dedication to the sport of swimming.
The team trains seven days a week, often twice a day. Long course training at the legendary Badger Pool in Larchmont, NY and Lehman College in Bronx, NY is a core component of the team’s success. Badger Swim Club is a Level 4 Club as recognized through the USA Swimming Club Recognition Program.
Badger Head Coach John Collins has followed the same philosophy since 1978: “We will never be a big fish in a small pond.” Badger swimmers are often from Westchester County or the surrounding area who perform at the national and international level.
Great swimmers need to embody the qualities of commitment, perseverance, and consistent, intelligent training. Successes of Badger swimmers can be summed up by the athlete’s ability to look inward. The personal components of greatness that all swimmers need to exhibit are to increase the pressure, raise the volume, ratchet up the intensity within practice, and take ownership of their own swimming.
Senior Team Swimmers must be invited or accepted to this team based on performance and dedication.
Good Luck to The 2016-17 Badger Senior Swim Team