What is Hilton Head Aquatics
H2A is a NON-For Profit local competitive swimming club that
competes in the South Carolina LSC. We are a USA Swimming team
member and part of the Southern Section of the Eastern Zone. H2A
members include new swimmers to the sport, all the way up to
national level swimmers. Our 3 member coaching staff is highly
qualified with almost 40 years of experience among them coaching
swimmers at every level of the sport.
The program’s primary mission was, and continues to be, to
promote and encourage the growth, enjoyment, and development of
competitive swimming for swimmers of all ages and
abilities. We strive to provide swimmers with
the opportunity to earn their full potential in the sport
through dedication, sacrifice and hard work. Through
their actions, swimmers learn key life skills that they carry
on with them into the real world.
There are multiple training groups (5) based on swimmers mental
and physical skill sets. Under our structure, swimmers move
up incrementally, on their own individual paths, through
the sport. We do not move swimmers up before they are ready to
strengthen their enjoyment/fulfillment of the sport and to
prevent burn out.
H2A has a three-part philosophy where each member has a specific
role in making the team successful:
Our team has a long term, progression based philosophy. We help
develop the "Whole Swimmer" and focus on all four strokes:
swimming, training and racing a wide range of events that
allow our swimmers to have the best opportunity for future success.
We do not pigeonhole swimmers by just focusing on one stroke or
specific events at a young age. In addition we set up our swimmers
who wish to continue in college or masters swimming after they are
finished at H2A.
Our swimmer philosophy is "You Only Deserve What You Earn". We
focus on team, goal setting, self-empowerment, understanding
discipline, coachability, sacrifice and the importance of
Parents are the final part of the triangle of success. Our
parent philosophy is for each parent too not only support his or
her own swimmers but all swimmers/families on H2A. Parents have a
crucial part in supporting the coaching staff and the swimmers
through volunteer hours, duties and obligations needed to drive
The Way We
H2A is a network and synergy of coaches, parents, and
swimmers, each having their "SPECIFIC" role and duties in
helping the team. The coaches take care of all coaching
related duties (the wet side) and the parent elected
board, committee members, volunteers take care of
the administrative work (the dry side) to provide
the swimmers the opportunity to pursue their
goals in the sport. We are a DRAMA FREE team
that prides its self on everyone doing their part to help
make H2A what it is today. If you are looking to coach or manage
your swimmers athletic career H2A
is definitely "NOT" the place for you!
Hilton Head Swimming began in 1984 to provide a summer swimming
program for Island youth and is one of the oldest Non-For-Profit
groups on Hilton Head. The swim team is now known as Hilton
Head Aquatics or H2A. A volunteer Board of Directors elected by the
membership governs Hilton Head Aquatics. The Board, along with the
3 coaches, and volunteer hours by the families and swimmers, strive
to achieve a level of excellence in competitive swimming.
In 1991, the team progressed to a year round competitive
swimming program. By 1995, over sixty-five swimmers participated in
the year round program. H2A has continued to grow in size and
scope with participants from Hilton Head, and the Beaufort County
area. Members of the team attend public and private schools in
these communities. The year round program, sanctioned by USA
Swimming, is comprised of swimmers between the ages of 5 and19.
The rigorous training required year-round to compete in the
sport of swimming produces positive results outside the pool such
as self-discipline, time management, and goal
setting. Many of our team members are honor roll
students, academic achievement award winners, including Academic
All-Americans. Additionally, they are involved in
leadership positions at their schools, which will enable them to be
future leaders of our community.
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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COACHING STAFF OR BOARD MEMBERS,
PLEASE SEE THE COACHES TAB AT THE TOP OF THE SITE. THANK YOU
FOR YOUR INTEREST IN HILTON HEAD AQUATICS. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU
ON DECK SOON.