Video courtesy Thomas Moore.
The Blue Water Swim Club in St. Clair County, Michigan got its start in 1973 in the back yard of a house in Port Huron. In the forty-three years since, the team has made a huge amount of progress, expanding to include a thriving age group program incorporating multiple levels, a Masters team, stroke clinics, and a feeder-style program into the local high school swim system.
Head coach Ken Sygit, a former BWSC swimmer, leads the team. Bennett Wynkoop, Jared Beauvais, and John Faleki serve as assistant coaches.
The above documentary covers the club from its start over forty years ago to today.
Blue Water swimmer Grace Shinske says “Our team was started in a very unusual way in the 1970s, but we made it work. That has been the precedent for our club ever since. We just set our minds to something, we persevere, and we make it work. This is the story of our rag tag team, and we hope that it can inspire other people, not only swimmers, to know what they want and go get it.”