Renowned swim instructor Rafael Cadena leads the Alabama Swim School. Certified by the elite United States Swimming Association and a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association, he has 42 years and 112,000 hours of swimming education, instruction, and coaching experience.
Coaching and teaching all ages and levels of swimmers from 12 months to no age limit, several swimmers from coach Rafael achievements the higher competitions over the years, to mention a few. Sectional, Top 16, High School, All-American, and NCAA qualifying swimmers – six of Coach Rafael’s previous swimmers have qualified for the Olympic Trials on 2012 & 2016.
Although he was a former head coach of the LJCC Summer Swim Team, he has served as Head Coach of the Birmingham Country Club of Birmingham, Magic City Aquatic League, Meridian Swimming Association, Hoover Blue Thunder, and Summer HBT.
All swim programs at the Alabama Swim School focus on each child’s needs and abilities. They consider the education of the essentials of swimming and water safety key ingredients for your child to become a successful swimmer.
Beginning swimmers are engaged in activities that are educational and fun. Introductory techniques such as kickboards and blowing bubbles underwater help children become comfortable in the pool. From there, swim strokes are introduced, such as freestyle and backstroke. Under Coach Rafael’s supervision, he allows each child to advance at a pace that will let them take on new challenges while having an enjoyable experience.
It has been an enormous pleasure for Alabama Swimming School to see kids become more robust and secure in their swimming abilities. It gives them great pride and joy to watch their students reach milestones and conquer their swim goals with each lesson. As parents, you will be pleased with your child’s progress in the Alabama swim school program.
Whether you are a beginning swimmer, a triathlete, or a member of the US Swim Team looking to improve your times, stroke, or speed, hundreds of happy parents and students will agree the Alabama Swim School is the place.