Southeastern Wisconsin Alpine Team Racing

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Southeastern Wisconsin Alpine Team Racing, Inc.


Hello and Welcome to S.W.A.Team Racing, one of the most successful junior race programs in the Midwest.

 

Southeastern Wisconsin Alpine Team Racing, Inc., was incorporated by the State of Wisconsin on July 18, 2001 as a "corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to train amateur athletes in the sport of ski racing under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin State Statues, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986."

 

UPDATE FOR THE RACE TEAM 2019-20 PROGRAM:  MARCH 15, 2019:

Our team for the 2019-20 season currently has a waiting list.  We will be holding on-the-snow try outs to evaluate the athlete[s] skiing skills to determine where they could be placed on the list.  These try out sessions will be scheduled as early as possible in November 2019 at Alpine Valley Resort.  Complete the SWATeam "CONTACT US" questionnaire form found on this web site under the "MORE" tab above to be placed on the waiting list.  You will be contacted via the phone number you provide or email sometime in October of 2019, possibly sooner.  Emails from SWAT come from a ".club" account.  Remember to check your spam or junk folders during that period of time.   THANK YOU!  


Join us for a season of FUN and RACING!  S.W.A.Team Racing for the 2019-20 race season will offer three Alpine Ski Race Programs for athletes 6* years old through high school.  Athlete‚Äôs abilities, motivation, goals, competitive drive and other characteristics help the coaches determine along with the parents which program will be best for their child.  We take proficient skiers and train them to compete in recreational downhill ski races offered in Southeastern Wisconsin. For the 2019-20 ski season SWATeam WILL NOT accept any applicants in our program for athletes that DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE ON RACE DAYS.  


We do not take athletes whose skills are only WEDGE TURNS.  Athletes need to be able to SKI from top to bottom BIG THUNDER RUN doing linked Christy to Parallel turns [not wedge turns] without stopping and in control of their speed.  Please review the programs descriptions our club offers on this site to help you decide if our race training program is for your athlete.  We can assist you to determine which program you would like to enroll your athlete in. Athletes who are looking for higher competition in USSA & FIS programs also fit into our program.  Athletes with prior racing experience, please indicate on our 'Contact Us' form where you raced and the team name. 

All athletes need to PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST TWO [2] SWATeam SESSIONS PER WEEK. 

 

All teams have individual programs coached by certified coaches under the direction of Program Director/Head Coach, George Loomans. The S.W.A.Team Racing program has produced numerous Wisconsin Junior Race (WJR) League champions, Junior Olympians through our USSA Programs and Wisconsin High School state individual champions along with High School Championship teams over the past 23 years. Our talented and experienced coaching staff is second to none in the Midwest.

The Club staff works very closely with all facets of Alpine Valley Ski Resort management to ensure that, while providing the athletes with all necessary training opportunities, the impact on the skiing and riding public is kept to a minimum. On race days, it may be necessary to close a trail, or a portion of a trail to ensure the safety of the racers and the public.  Alpine Valley has agreed to allow SWATeam to practice at their hill on designated days of the week.  IF, snow conditions, weather, or other circumstances causes SWATeam to cancel and/or Alpine Valley decides to close due to other circumstances, Alpine Valley Resort is NOT obligated to give the team a make-up date to reschedule. 

 

Our programs DO NOT OFFER ANY "Learn to Ski or Ski Better" ski lessons. SWATeam coaches train proficient skiers who want to compete in ski racing.  If your athletes skiing skills have out grown traditional ski school lessons and they are interested in recreational competition, then you have come to the right site and may want to consider our programs.


* For Children age 6 joining SWATeam the U8-U12 Coaches require a 'skiing' parent/guardian to be present & participate during all practices and on RACE DAY to assist in getting the younger athletes on and off the chair lifts safely.  This means the parent/guardian will have to purchase a lift ticket at Alpine Valley Resort or ski area hosting races or have a season pass to Alpine Valley.  Please complete the "CONTACT FORM" that will be sent to our office for further instructions on requirements for athletes 6 years of age.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6. 


THANK YOU for visiting SWATeam Racing, Inc.  We look forward to coaching your athletes.

IF your athlete is NEW to SWAT for the 2019-2020 season, PLEASE complete all the questions on the FORM on the "CONTACT US" page found under the MORE column and submit to SWATeam.  THANK YOU!