Swim Team

Smokin' Salmon Swim Team

A Family-Oriented Swim Program

Smokin' Salmon swim team is a family-oriented program. We encourage swimmers to work toward achieving their fullest potential while supporting and encouraging their teammates.

Team spirit and camaraderie are essential to our success. We achieve success through hours of practice, support of team members, acceptance of new challenges and greater responsibility.

We provide a great coach-to-swimmer ratio to ensure that each swimmer is given the personal attention, instruction, encouragement needed to reach his/her potential. 

Parent support is vital to the success of our team. Parents help run our swim meets, practices, and annual fundraiser, Pooch Plunge.

We hope you join us for another exceptional summer at the AJCC. Go Smokin' Salmon!

Practice & Meet Schedule

Practice: Monday-Friday at 7:45 or 8:00am.
Our 2023 season is complete. Stay tuned for next year's schedule!

Ages: 5-18 years

Fee for Summer 2023: $250 + $3 operational fee

Pooch Plunge 2023

Saturday, September 9, 10am - 2pm

The 2nd annual “Pooch Plunge” at the Allen Rosen Aquatic Center is coming! Bring your dogs for a day of swimming at the pool! This event will benefit the AJCC Smokin’ Salmon swim team and the “Adopt a Golden Knoxville” Rescue organization. See you and your water-loving pooches at the pool!

Meet Our Coaches!

Head Coach Hayden Cooper

Hayden has a vast experience with water sports including recreational swimming and water polo. Last summer he was a part of the University Swim Club coaching staff. In addition to being a swim coach, he also coached a water polo team. He is currently working within the community to start a water polo league for high school teams. Hayden's goals for this year are to help the swimmers learn and grow their techniques and HAVE FUN while doing it. He is very excited to work with the AJCC Smokin' Salmon to enhance the enjoyment of summer swim!

Assistant Coach Ethan Griffin

Ethan is a Sophomore at Kent State University, majoring in Fashion Design with a Minor in Sculpture. He has loved the water since before he can even remember, beginning swim lessons at 16 Months and joining a Swim Team when he was only 4 years old. Ethan wears many hats as an assistant coach for our AJCC Smokin' Salmon, a Camp Counselor at Milton Collins Day Camp, an Eagle Scout, a Certified Lifeguard, a published artist, and a full-time student. Ethan's Goal for the Smokin' Salmon this summer is to help our swimmers improve in technique and ability while fostering a culture of fun and friendship amongst our team!

Ethan also offers swim lessons for anyone wishing for more help outside of Swim Team
. For more information, or to book an lesson, feel free to text or call him at (865)-776-2660.

Assistant Coach Molly Barnes

Molly is a Sophomore at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Management in hopes of finding a career in ocean conservation. She loves to SCUBA dive and paddle board in her free time. She has been a lifeguard since she was 15, and just earned her Lifeguard Instructor certification. She joined the swim team when she was six years old, and continued swimming until she was a sophomore in high school. Her favorite race was the individual medley!

Junior Coach Alisa Sieger

Hi, I'm Alisa and I'm excited to junior coach this year. I've been swimming (competitively) for 10 years and have made the state championships both my freshman and sophomore years of high school so far. I'm looking forward to meeting new kids and helping out with the team this year.

I'm offering swim lessons to any kids interested. For my information please email

Junior Coach Amelia Brooke

Hi, my name is Amelia Brooke. I am 16 years old and I have been swimming (competitively) for 5 years. I love to teach the basics of swimming to kids and to work with them to improve their technique. I swam for KRC for one year and then began swimming for the University Swim Club.

I am happy to offer swim lessons to any kids interested. Please email to get my information!



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