Wahoo Swim Team

The Wahoos Swim Team is a comprehensive and competitive swim program with a large focus on individual performance. We realize that everyone is not created equal, so why would we try and train them all as such. We focus on individual strengths and making adjustments to minimize weaknesses.

Our Training and what we offer our swimmers:

  • Stroke proficiency and performance
  • Technical stroke adjustments for efficiency and increased power through the water
  • 5 Days of water training from 1-2 hours of pool time (depending on age and ability)
  • Nutritional guidance and suggestions
  • Land base training from certified trainers, to increase strength and conditioning

Our goal is to help facilitate a strong competitive swim program for our young athletes. This helps them increase their confidence in the pool as well as their everyday lives elsewhere. We are the true definition of team and support each other through success and disappointment.

Wahoos Short Course Season:

Spring Competitive Stroke Clinic (Ages 6-21)
Beginner and Advance Offered
April/May

Our Competitive Stroke Clinic program focuses on all areas of competitive swimming. Participants in the Competitive Stroke Clinic DO NOT need to be on the Wahoo Swim Team. This is a great experience for both those on the swim team and for those who are thinking of joining. Our Competitive Stroke Clinic focuses on:

  • Starts – Competitive swim start: focusing on reaction, entry, streamline and breakout.
  • Turns – We will help create faster and tighter turns for all 4 competitive strokes, including IM transitions turns.
  • Stroke Technique – Improved stroke technique allows the swimmer to be faster and more efficient through the water.

Long Course
April – Mid July

Wahoo Competitive Long Course season begins in April and runs through mid-July. Our competitive program offers continued exposure to swimming from the spring into mid-summer. We offer this amazing program to keep our athletes competing at their very best throughout the entire year. It also enables them to compete for LC events in a 50m pool instead of the SC 25 yd pool we swim in during the winter. This comprehensive and fun program provides our team with the same wonderful benefits as our SC season. We will continue our focus on strengthening and conditioning, as well as technique in all four disciplines. This program enables our young athletes to stay in shape and continue to thrive, both in and out of the pool. For questions, please contact Coach Maruti Kolluru.

Coach Bios

HEAD COACH
Coach Maruti Kolluru

Coach Maruti began swimming at the age of 10 for the Upper Main Line YMCA. It was during that time that he started to find his love of coaching by helping coach the 8 and under swimmers on the team. Afterward, he continued swimming in college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his last year at RPI, he started coaching at Uncle Sam Swim Club, a local USA Swim club in Troy NY. After moving to Newport, he coached at the Newport Boys and Girls club for a season. Afterward, he began coaching the Newport County Wahoos, where he is now entering his fourth year with the team as an Assistant Coach, becoming Head Coach in December of 2019.

Coach Jacob Moyar

I learned to swim when I was only 4 years old after my family moved from NC to VA. The swim team was the only extracurricular activity available in the neighborhood, and my parents desperately wanted my brother and me to make new friends (I secretly think THEY wanted to make new friends), so they threw us in swim lessons. Before long we were both on the summer swim team that trained at the same pool. Both my brother and I took to the sport very quickly, and we were swimming in year-round programs by the time I was 9. I stayed on that year-round team until I graduated high school, and went on to swim in college at Lehigh University in PA. I became the captain of the team, swam at U.S. Nationals and Olympic Trials, and stayed for the 5th year as an assistant coach for the Lehigh team while I got my master’s degree.

I moved to RI for work right after school in July of 2018 where I met Coach Maruti, and he told me all about his favorite swim team in the world: the Newport Wahoos! Naturally, I had to see what the hype was about, came to the pool to meet Randy and Jordan, and was added to the coaching roster in December of 2018. I had a blast getting to know everyone last season and am pumped to be returning for my first full season this year. This sport has done so much for me in my life, so I love having the ability to pay it forward and try to make those same opportunities available for younger generations. And while my current swimming capabilities are far less impressive than what they used to be, you might catch me flailing around in the pool every now and again trying to train for my new pastime: triathlons!

Coach Aly McCarville