Training for a triathlon? Just want to get back into the swim of things? Cape Fear Aquatic Club Masters Swim is a competitive swim program for numerous types of swimmers; beginners as well as seasoned triathletes, lap swimmers, and swimmers that just want a group workout. We encourage our athletes to travel and compete in Masters Swim meets throughout the state and country.
Through our Masters Swim program, we will be offering 12 swim coached practices each week. Practices will have up to 3 lanes for participants to circle swim in our 6-Lane Pool. Coached practices will run just as a normal swim practice would. Our Coaches will help you improve your techniques and push you to become stronger and smarter in the water.
Thomas Addington comes to Wilmington with 35 years of aquatics experience as a Swim Coach, Lifeguard, and Aquatics Manager. Most recently he served as Head High School Swim Coach, Lifeguard Instructor, and Community Swim Aquatics Director at Whiteland High School near Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom grew up in California, began competitive swimming at age 6 and continued to compete into his late 20’s. His swimming accomplishments include; High School and College All-American Honors, NCAA Division II National Champion and an Olympic Trial Participant. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from California State University Bakersfield in 1988.
Scott will be joining our Cape Fear Aquatic Club after serving three years as the Head Age Group Coach of the Water Rats Swim Team at the Westport Weston Family Y in Connecticut. As Head Age Group Coach, Scott led the Water Rat age group swimmers from a 24th place finish in the first year to a 6th place finish in Spring 2018 at Connecticut SCY Age Group Championships. Coach Scott has been on deck with all levels of swimming from novice to NCAA qualifiers. Scott’s coaching background includes college level at, Brandeis University DIII, University of Bridgeport DII, and Harvard University DI. Scott has coached Age Group and High School swimmers in Germany, Florida, and California. Scott graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education/Exercise Physiology after serving five years active duty in the Air Force and reaching the rank of Sergeant. Scott is a five-time USA Masters Swimming (USMS) National Champion, a two-time USMS All-American and a member of the 400 Medley Relay USMS national-record team.