Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a positive, fun, and competitive environment utilizing a professional coaching staff to assist youth in their growth as individuals and lifelong swimmers. 

Wind N Sea Ospreys

The Wind N Sea Swim Team is a USA Swimming team that practices year-round at the beautiful Coggan Family Aquatic Complex. Founded in May 2003 by Dan Peck, Wind N Sea was designed to accommodate all different levels of swimming for ages 6 to 18. Wind N Sea (WIND) provides a fun and exciting environment to improve stroke technique, endurance, competitive spirit, and character. Paton McClung has been Head Coach since August 2004 and assumed ownership of the team in 2007. Paton and his coaches share their love of the sport while maintaining an atmosphere of team spirit and unity. Swimming is truly an amazing and life-changing experience. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and a friend, and come check us out! 

Wind N Sea Training Groups

Criteria that are used in deciding placement level…

  • Skill proficiency
  • Training performance (test sets) and attendance
  • Swim meet performance and attendance


Swimmers are introduced to the sport of swimming through a fun, energetic atmosphere. Practice is geared toward introductory swimming essentials such as how to use the clock, general freestyle technique, and lane etiquette. The primary goal of Novice is to develop an interest in the sport through a positive, non-stressful environment. Stroke technique and aerobic shape are secondary to the primary goal of having fun!

Noviceskills needed<

  • Attend 2/3 practices per week


Swimmers develop basic stroke technique skills in all four strokes. Workouts consist primarily of stroke instruction and early development of competitive swimming themes. Swimmers work toward becoming strong enough to begin basic workouts. White group swimmers are invited to compete only if and when they are ready.

Whiteskills needed: as above plus

  • Legal breaststroke (kick, turns, pullouts, etc)
  • Legal backstroke (turns, finishes)
  • Freestyle flip turns
  • USA Swimming Race Start Certification
  • Attend 2/3 practices per week
  • Attend 6 meets per year


Swimmers learn basic workout techniques and continue developing techniques in all four competitive strokes. Technique is still the primary focus of the Red group but is conducted in the framework of basic workouts. Athletes learn the fundamental aspects of competitive training such as lane etiquette and clock reading. Workouts are designed to develop stroke technique and strengthen swimmers to reach the blue workout level. Some competition is encouraged at this level.

Redskills needed: as above plus

  • All legal strokes and associated starts, turns, etc
  • Training performance
  • Ability to do pushups and exit the pool without a ladder
  • Ability to use the Pace Clock
  • 10x25 yards @ :30 sprint
  • 10x50 yards @ 1:00
  • Attend 3-5 practices per week
  • Achieve 3 BB USA Swimming time standards


Swimmers continue their stroke technique development while increasing their training load. More competitive themes in both technique and training are employed and swimmers will begin discovering how hard work can improve their swimming ability. Swimmers should participate in outside competitions while building team skills. Effort and learning are the standards for success and swim times should not be stressed.

Blueskills needed: as above plus

  • Attend 4-5 practices per week
  • Be able to complete 10x100 free @ 1:30
  • Be able to complete 10x100 IM @ 1:45
  • Finish the T-30 test with 2200 yards swum
  • Attend 12 plus meets per year
  • Achieve 3 A USA Swimming time standards
  • Complete USA Swimming’s IM Ready Challenge


The senior team is the main competition team. Swimmers take part in a full competitive training season and participate in a full season of swim meets. Competitive stroke techniques are refined and training is increased from the blue level as swimmers are now training to improve their swim times. Competitive training and strength-building techniques are a part of every workout. Discipline and hard work are introduced as an avenue to success.

Seniorskills needed: as above plus

  • Attend all practices
  • Be able to complete 10x100 @ 1:20
  • Be able to complete 10x100 @ 1:35
  • Finish the T-30 test with 2400 yards swum
  • Achieve 3 AA USA Swimming time standards
  • Achieve 6 Junior Olympic time standards
  • Complete USA Swimming’s IM Xtreme Challenge with 2000 points

Senior plus (mornings) – skills needed: as above plus

  • Attend all practices as scheduled by coach
  • 10x100 [email protected] 1:15
  • 10x100 IM @ 1:30
  • T 30 test at 2600 yards
  • USA Swimming standards – multiple AAA
  • IMX Challenge – 2500 points

Proper swim attire for a club swim team is expected for ALL training groups

For Girls: a one-piece lycra or nylon practice suit, a swim cap (for longer hair), and goggles

For Boys: a one-piece lycra or nylon practice suit (can be the longer “jammer” type) a swim cap (for longer hair) and goggles

Wind N Sea provides one team suit and one cap included in your annual apparel bundle. 

Two-piece suits and board shorts are not acceptable practice attire!

What type of equipment do you need to bring to practice?

Novice, White & Red groups: Suit, goggles, cap, fins, water bottle

Blue & Senior groups Suit, goggles, cap, fins, equipment bag, hand paddles, a front-mounted snorkel (by Finis or comparable), band, water bottle, sunscreen

Bring all of your required equipment to every practice!

8:00AM - 2:30PM
6:00AM - 2:30PM
8:00AM - 2:30PM
Phone & Fax
800 Nautilus Street
La Jolla, CA 92037