Laramie Swim Club offers confidence building, personal skill development and swimming opportunities for children and young adults in the community.

“Laramie Swim Club is a year round competitive swimming team,” eight year member and daughter of a Swim Club board member Maggie Clerkin said.

It provides swim opportunities for youth and differs from high school swimming since the high school season is only three months of the year. Laramie Swim Club provides opportunities for all ages, where as the high school swim team is only available to high school students. The club consists of around 100 members and the ages range between five and 25 years.

“This club provides an activity for those who are interested in getting out and getting active in something other than school,” Clerkin said.

There is a large variety of activities that the swimmers do during practice including yoga ball soccer, water frisbee, dry land etc. This keeps practicing fun and allows the members to enjoy different aquatic activities. To join the club kids must pass Swim America swim lessons or try out. Laramie Swim Club offers scholarships for those that can not afford the monthly membership cost.

Laramie Swim Club was founded in 1969 to promote swimming and sportsmanship at any level that a child was interested in participating.

“Throughout the years we have gone through a lot of coaches. We had a little rough patch because we just had college students as coaches and nobody who really wanted to stay and cared about improving our team,” Clerkin said.

Head coach Scott Kronk is assisted by Connie Kronk and Blake Poledna.The club is directed by a board who consists of president Tom Hudson, vice president Mindy Meuli, secretary Amy Shoales, receiving treasurer Susan Bury, and disbursing treasurer Betty Buckman.

“Now our head coach is Scott N. Kronk who has been our coach for about five years and is really trying to build our team, and really trying to get our swim club out in the swimming world, ” Clerkin said.

The club also has a travel team with about 10 members who travel to different meets. Some of the meets the “travel team” has attended consist of Fresno, Calif., Seattle and all around Wyoming and Colorado.

According to “I am passionate about Laramie swimming and completely committed to the continued cooperation between LSC and LHS. That cooperation is critical to our continued success,” LHS Swim Team Head coach Tom Hudson said.

On Nov. 11 there is a top five banquet in Casper, Wyoming for the top five competitors in each event in the state. This event includes a dinner that acknowledges the swimmers and their abilities and also there is a clinic with Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel.