Through technical swim knowledge, race strategy and positive feedback, the Technique Swim Academy is designed to help competitive swimmers at all levels improve.
Under the supervision of the Harvard Head Coaches and our exceptional staff, we focus on reinforcing strong technique through demonstrations, practice drills and video review.
Our instructors serve as role models for our swimmers, promoting sportsmanship and providing a positive and healthy learning environment where swimmers are excited by the sport and eager to learn about all facets of competitive swimming. The afternoon fitness component enables swimmers to incorporate what they learn each morning into simulated practice and race situations to further emphasize practical use of these skills and ensure an enjoyable summer swim experience.
Technique Swim Academy....
Swimming Made Simple
Kevin Tyrrell just completed his 11th season as the Ulen Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving. Coach Kevin has led the Harvard men to six consecutive Ivy Championships and an eighth place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships. In addition, Coach Kevin also coached Dean Farris to an American Record in the 200 freestyle. A graduate of Lafayette College, Coach Kevin has Masters and a PhD from Harvard and Boston University. Coach Kevin lives in Acton with his wife and four children.
After ten seasons as the Associate Head Coach, Amanda Kulik is now the Costin Family Head Coach of Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving. Coach Amanda helped lead the Crimson to five Ivy League Championship victories in the past decade. Earning her undergraduate degree from Trinity College and her Masters degree from Smith College, Coach Amanda was a two sport varsity athlete: swimming and rowing. She lives in Belmont with her husband.
Coach Amanda: 200 Backstroke
Coach Kevin: 200 Butterfly
Coach Amanda: I love coaching IMers. There is so much technique and strategy involved which plays to the different strengths of the swimmers. Anything can happen!
Coach Kevin: 50 Free. To be fast, you need to perfect the pieces: start, turn, stroke and finish.
Coach Amanda: Make friends, focus on your technique and enjoy the race. Don't fixate on the times. If you put together a great race and you are having fun, then you will be rewarded with a fast time. A happy swimmer is a fast swimmer!
Coach Kevin: Have fun each practice trying to get better.
Dawn combines her enthusiasm for the sport with her desire to help swimmers improve. Dawn will oversee the daily camp activities.
Coach Dawn was the Head Coach at MIT for 15 years before stepping away to spend more time with her children. For the past two seasons, she served as the Wellesley College Assistant Coach and will join the Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff this fall as and Assistant.