Ages 11 and over: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages 10 and under: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Age Groups 9/10 and 11/12: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Age Groups 8 and under: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Age Groups 13 and over: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
For all swim team information including registration, meet sign up, job sign up, etc. visit the Windwood Warriors Team Unify Site.
No swim team experience necessary! Ages range from 4-18. As safety is always out first priority there is a Swim Ability Test.
Swimmers practice 5 days a week, but as this is summer we understand that swimmers may miss practice due to vacations and summer camps. Parents are required to volunteer 4 times during the season. There are many jobs that can be done: timers, concession worker, ribbons, etc…
We typically have 6 scheduled meets, 3 are at home and 3 away, depending on the number of teams in the Division. Meets are generally on Tuesday evenings, with warm ups starting at 5:00 or 5:30 pm, and meets finishing by around 9:30 pm. The away meets are within a 30 minute drive. We also swim at the Rolling Hills Invitational schedule in June. There are four sessions based upon age on Friday. The finals take place on Saturday and participation is based on preliminary times earned Friday. Tri-County Championships are scheduled for mid to late July. All swimmers are required to attend. The Windwood Warriors are currently in Division I.
Head Coach - Mike Pellissier has been with Windwood Swim Team Since 2004 since moving here from Indianapolis. Mike has over 20 years of experience coaching swimming at the age group level, high school level, and club level. Mike has helped to create college swimmers, state champions, and state record holders. He helps to encourage swimmers of all ages and experience levels to gain confidence in their swimming ability by setting short-term and long-term goals. He coaches with the goal of building young swimmers in a positive environment and for those swimmers to develop a love for the sport of swimming.
Coach Hamilton - Dick Hamilton has been coaching at the club, high school and college level for over 17 years. During this time he has coached numerous High School All-Americans, State Champions and State Record Holders. Coach Hamilton has many years of experience and has been awarded the following awards based on his coaching abilities: District Coach of the Year (Boys) 1978 & (Girls) 1978, Conference Coach of the Year NEAC 1977, 1978- GMC 1982, 1983, and Cincinnati Post Coach of the Year 1983. He retired as Principal at Lakota West High School and has gotten involved in swimming again by coaching at Windwood Swim Club and Lakota West and East High School teams.
Coach Ellen - Ellen Barhorst graduated from Miami University in December 2013. As a Redhawk, she studied education and swam varsity all four years. She is currently teaching 5th and 6th grade math at South Avondale Elementary, and she is also an assistant coach for the Mason Manta Rays. She swam varsity all four years in high school and graduated from Lakota West High School in 2009. She is very passionate about the sport of swimming and is very excited to join the Windwood Warriors team for the 2015 season!
Coach Regan - Regan Hagemeier has been swimming since she was 8 years old and swam for Windwood when she was younger. She swam for the Cincinnati Marlins and for Lakota West High School. She graduated from Lakota West in 2014 and is currently attending Ohio University. There she is majoring in middle childhood education with a coaching minor in swimming. She looks forward to working with the Windwood swim team this summer!!
President - Sharon Preston
Secretary - Missy Dornan
Treasurer - Carrie Stigler
Volunteer Coordinator - Stephanie Broughton
Membership - Paul Lipic
Social - Open
Ways & Means - Jennifer Davis
Materials Management - Karen Gabriel
Thank you to the 2016 Windwood Warrior Team Sponsors!
If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the Windwood Warrior Swim Team, please contact Jennifer Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-608-8988.