George School Aquatics is a competitive swim club for children aged 6-18. The club will be based out of the new, 100,000 square foot George School Fitness and Athletics Center. The light-filled natatorium features the new Marshall-Platt Pool, a 25-yard, eight lane pool with buffer lanes, seating for up to 200 spectators, a locker complex, and ample deck space.
Tryouts for the team will be held on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 for prospective new team members for the 2016-1017 short course season. Tryouts will take place at the George School pool from 5:00 PM to 7:00 p.m. on both evenings. Swimmers ages 12 and under should arrive at 4:55 p.m. and plan to be in the water within the first hour while athletes 13 and up should arrive at 5:55 p.m. and be prepared to swim within the second hour. All swimmers should come prepared with a swim suit, goggles, cap (if hair is longer than shoulder length) and towel.
George School Aquatics provides swimmers of all ability levels the opportunity to train for success and learn the sport of swimming in a positive, challenging, fun, and supportive environment. Our professional coaches are devoted to developing complete student-athletes with a mind towards achievement both in and out of the pool. We are dedicated to establishing a solid foundation of proper mechanics and training habits upon which our athletes can grow and accomplish their goals.
Aquatics Director Bob Kupperman is an All-American graduate of Germantown Academy who went on to swim for the University of Pittsburgh. Bob has spent the last six years coaching for the Episcopal Academy and the Episcopal Academy Aquatic Club. He was assistant varsity swimming and water polo coach while heading up the Episcopal Middle School swimming and water polo teams. Bob coached all groups and levels during his time at Episcopal Academy Aquatic Club from swim school to seniors. His main position was as lead age group coach, helping children achieve countless Junior Olympic qualifying times as well as coaching swimmers to the Middle-Atlantic All-Star Team.