Springboard diving resumes at indoor pool
After a brief end-of-summer break, springboard diving lessons will resume on Sundays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for experienced divers and 4:30 to 6 p.m. for novice through intermediate divers beginning Sept. 16 at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Indoor Pool, 2230 Bristol St., Middleton.
Laura Voegeli will teach the classes. She replaces Stephen Julka, who has taken the head diving coach position at College of Charleston this fall.
"Stephen did an outstanding job of getting the boards bouncing here and will be a marvelous collegiate coach,'' pool manager Ted Boyett said.
Voegeli was an outstanding diver in the All-City Swim and Dive league for nine years. She was a varsity diver for Madison West High School, coached at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium youth diving clinics, and has taught and coached for Parkcrest pool for four years, where she served as the coach last summer.
Registration has begun and lessons run for six weeks. Fees are $60 for members of the MCPA Indoor Pool, $70 for residents of the MCPASD, and $90 for all others. Cash and check are accepted. Sign-up must be done in person. Payment must be by cash or check; sorry we do not accept credit cards.
Masters swim program expands
the MCPASD Indoor Pool is now offering an expanded masters swim program.
The program, which started Sept. 10, is now available at 6:05 or 7:05 a.m. Each session is 55 minutes.
Participants have the option of year-round or seasonal training with coaches Paul Eicher and Bill Martin with both times extended through summer. Masters is designed for the intermediate through elite level swimmer.
"Whether you plan to participate in triathlons, masters swim meets, Ironman competitions, or just want a good workout, this program is for you,'' Boyett said.
Quarterly fees are $150 for MCPASD residents and $220 other individuals. Anyone wishing to attend a session before committing can do so for $10. Family members who want to swim at times other than when the masters work out can be added to your membership for $30.
"It is a good value,'' Boyett said.
Eicher swam at MHS, and is an MHS Swimming Hall of Fame member as well as Wisconsin Swimming All-American. He is majoring as a physical therapy assistant at Madison College and an associate at Endurance House. He also is a pro-triathlete qualifier, has been a lifeguard for six years, taught swim lessons, and competes in numerous triathlons. This summer he finished in first place in a local Half Ironman.
Martin swam on the Madison East varsity team for four years. He graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology-exercise science. He competed and served as UW Triathlon Club president in 2007-2008. He coached at McFarland High School and the Monona Swim and Dive Club from 2008-2010. Martin has earned USAT Triathlon All-American Honors and is an Endurance House Associate. This summer he placed third in a local Half Ironman.
For more information on these programs and more, visit the MCPA Indoor Pool website or call (608) 829-9863.