The Breakers summer swim team will launch the 2014 season in June, with practices beginning the week of June 2. Dual meets will likely begin the week of June 9. Meets are most Tuesday and Thursday evenings through mid-July. The '14 season will conclude with the Midwest Conference Meet on July 19.
Founded in 1988, the O'Fallon (Illinois) Breakers is a summer-only swim team open to O'Fallon-area children 6 to 18 years of age. The team's purpose is to provide a competitive summer swim program for the youth of O'Fallon - while stressing teamwork, sportsmanship and having fun. The Breakers compete in the nine-team Midwest Swim Conference.
Practices will begin week of June 2. The Mock Meet/Social/ team pictures is tentatively scheduled for the evening of June 5. Dual meets will likely begin the week of June 9 - while the Midwest Conference Swim meet is scheduled for Saturday, July 19.
Team age-group records are posted on the site and updated after each meet. These records are measured in meters only - consistent with the O'Fallon Community (25-meter) Pool and home of the Breakers. New milestones achieved at other meter pools in the Conference (Highland and Freeburg) also qualify.
Kirsty Stooke will return as Head Coach for the '14 season. She served as a key assistant last season and was team head coach (and OTHS head swim coach) several years ago - and has been an assistant with the YOSI year-round team in Belleville for the last couple of years. She also swam in college for SIU Carbondale. In short, Kirsty brings a wealth of experience to the head coaching position. Assistants will be named in May.
2014 registration for returning families will be early April at O'Fallon Township Center. Returning families will be notified of exact date (by email) in March. With a team limit of 130 swimmers, open registration (late April) is limited and open slots typically vary by age group...depending on number of returning swimmers in each group.