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Cape Fear Aquatic Club Masters Swim

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.

COVID Update

On Monday, June 8th we resumed our Masters Swim program while following the guidelines provided by our local health department. Swim sessions will be limited to 24 swimmers (4 swimmers per lane). At this time there are two sessions are available: 
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30PM-1:30PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30PM-1:30PM
Members can choose to participate in either the Tuesday & Thursday workouts or Monday & Wednesday workouts. Anyone interested in participating can register online using the links above!

Meet the Coaches
Perry Maxwell
Personal Trainer/swim coach, Perry Maxwell, has over 20 years’ experience helping people with their swimming.  She was a scholarship swimmer for NC State University, an Olympic Trial Participant and has coached hundreds of people from non-swimmers to triathletes.  She is an excellent technician and is highly skilled in tailoring the instruction to meet individual needs.  Perry is also a certified Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist and can tailor your stroke technique and training to reduce unnecessary joint stress and strengthen the affected area.
Earl Anderson
Earl has over 18 years of Aquatics and coaching experience that he brings to the YMCA. Most recently he has served as the Tri-Club/Masters coach for the past four years. He served as the UNCW Assistant Swim Coach for one season. Earl spent three seasons as the Saratoga Springs YMCA Assistant Swim Coach. He was the Assistant Swim Coach with Fairmont State College for one season and an Assistant Swim Coach with Fairmont Aquatic Club for four years. Earl served as a US Navy Diver/Instructor while in the military.

Scott VanKuilenburg
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. 

Program Cost
$16 / Month
*Available for Y Members only
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Pay for your first month when you register. Thereafter you will be drafted the 1st of each month for this year-round program. Please be sure to provide us with 30 days notice to cancel at any time.
Scott VanKuilenburg, Director of Competitive Swimming
(910) 251-9622 x234
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