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
Stephanie Wriede Morawski is in her 26th season as the Costin Family Head Coach of Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving. Coach Steph has led the Crimson to six Ivy League Championship victories in the past decade, including a win in 2022. Earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard, Coach Steph lives in Belmont with her husband and two daughters.
Kevin Tyrrell is in his tenth season as the Ulen Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving. Coach Kevin has led the Harvard men to four 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.
Coach Steph: 200 Breaststroke
Coach Kevin: 200 Butterfly
Coach Steph: 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 Steph: 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.