TDC Breakers Swim Team

Swim Team

Our junior Olympic size swimming pool is home to our championship swim team, the TDC Breakers. Boasting nearly 150 young swimmers every year, the swim team provides an opportunity for your children to compete against others in an atmosphere of fair play, good sportsmanship, and safety. In addition to daily practices and six meets, the Breakers also host numerous social events during their season including float night, dive in movies, an ice cream social, and an end of year awards banquet. Practices begin immediately following Memorial Day with the official season beginning after school gets out in mid-June. Swimmers are divided into categories by age as outlined below beginning with the Mini Mites at age five. TDC typically has one head coach and two assistant coaches, all of whom offer individual lessons at very reasonable rates. Allow your children the opportunity to exercise and learn a lifelong skill while forging new friendships and having fun!

meet your 2018 coaches

Ella Ackerman

Hi, my name is Ella Ackerman and I’m a rising senior at Collegiate School. I have been swimming with The Dominion Club since I was five years old and was a junior coach last year. I’m so excited to continue coaching and watching all of the swimmers improve and have fun this summer! I have a love for learning and an interest in sports including swimming, rock climbing, and yoga. I love all the activities I participate in and enjoy reading, writing, music, and animals. I swam competitively for 10 years and have now discovered my love for helping others to learn and improve their swimming skills. I have held over 15 individual and Dominion Club records over the years and I’m looking forward to helping team members break them all! In the last three years, I have helped handicapped adults and kids learn to swim as well as volunteering at the YMCA teaching young kids to swim. I can’t wait to have another great year of swimming and coaching, go Breakers!

Sam Edwards

Hi everyone! My name is Sam Edwards and last year I was TDC’s assistant coach! I am so excited to be back and once again work alongside Ella and Lauryn! For those who do not know me I am currently a Junior at Longwood University. My major is Elementary and Middle School Education with a concentration in Natural Science and when I graduate I plan to teach Middle School Science. At Longwood University, I am currently the Vice President of Scholarship for Sigma Kappa Sorority and a member of the Big Siblings Program. Personally, I love the outdoors, reading, and animals. I swam for the Wembly Swim Team for ten years. I really believe hard work and dedication go a long way, and setting goals is super important to me. I also love the thrill of competition that comes with a sport like swimming. To say the least, I am so excited to see all the great things the Breakers achieve this swim season!

Lauryn Nilson

Hey Breakers!  My name is Lauryn Nilson and I’m graduating from Deep Run this spring, planning to attend the University of Virginia in the fall (Wahoowa!).  I have over 12 years of swimming experience, including swimming for NOVA, JCC, Short Pump Sharks, Westwood Club, TDC, and Deep Run High School. This will be my second summer at TDC, and I am so excited to be working with such a hardworking and energetic team!  It was extremely rewarding to see the swimmers grow throughout the season, and I can’t wait for more fun and fast swimming this summer.  Go Breakers!

Age Groups
Mini – Mites Ages 5 – 6 (these swimmers race with the Mites,
but are awarded places separately in the 25 free & 25 back)
Mites Ages 7 and 8
Midgets Ages 9 and 10
Juniors Ages 11 and 12
Intermediates Ages 13 and 14
Seniors Ages 15 Through 18


Visit our TDC Breakers website to learn more about volunteering, online registration, events, and swim meets.

TDC Breakers Website

Practice Schedule

Before school gets out until june 15th:

10 & Under: 
4:00pm – 5:00pm*
5:15pm – 6:30pm*

After school gets out (June 18th – july 17th):

Monday – Friday (*There will be no afternoon practices on Friday’s) 

10 & Under:
8:15am – 9:15am
4:00pm – 5:00pm*

9:30am – 10:45am
5:15pm – 6:30pm*


10 & Under: 
9am – 10am


10am – 11am

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