About Waterloo Swimming
Waterloo Swimming is a Family
Mike Varozza, Owner and director of Waterloo Swim School. I have been involved in swimming for over 30 years. Starting out in summer league swimming, joining year around USAS club and high school swimming, then finishing my swimming career in collegiate at Texas A&M has taught me that hard work and perseverance helps you to achieve your goals. Throughout my coaching career, I have coached year-round and summer league swim teams, and have taught swim lessons to infants through adults. My swimming career includes NCAA Swimming All-American, US Swimming 1988 Olympic Trials Qualifier, and current US Masters Swimming National and World Record Holder. My coaching has been influenced by some of the nation’s best coaches including George Haines, James “Doc” Councilman, Dick Jochums and Jay Fitzgerald – all American Swim Coaches Association Honor of Fame coaches. I have either swam for and/or coached with coaches that swam/coached with each of these people. It is that background and experience that has shaped Waterloo’s program.
Gwyn Varozza, I am the Queen of All Things Out of the Water. Not a swimmer, but a member of the self-proclaimed Kick Board Club in the Masters Program. I Love being the wife of Coach Mike and mama to Preston, Kyle and Staley. My background is chemical engineering with a specialty in hazardous waste, which I think really prepared me for raising three boys! After being home with the boys, this is a really fun and exciting adventure to be growing Waterloo. I am honored to be working with such wonderful instructors, coaches, and customers. I believe our program has a bright future.
Swimming Coaches and Swim Lesson Instructors: All of our coaches and instructors have completed Waterloo Swim School’s Instructor Training Certification Program. This course covers our philosophy, teaching style and the practical application to our swim program. Instructors are also certified in Community First Aid and CPR.
Waterloo Swimming With World Record Setters
Mike, Jim Sauer, Ande Rasmussen, and David Guthrie teamed up in August to break both the 400 Free and 400 Medley relay WR times for long course meters in their age group. The foursome came back in December and broke the 200 Medley and 400 Medley relay World Records for short course meters. Aging up into the next age group is not so bad…