Trailblazer Masters:Utah Tech University


We are an inclusive group and welcome swimmers of all ages (18-100), of all abilities (beginners to seasoned swimmers) and with different goals (general conditioning, competitive swimming, Tri-athletes). We work diligently on proper swimming technique so that each swimmer can enjoy the his/her swimming experience and attain his/her objective, while enjoying the camaraderie of other athletes.

Each participant will receive expert level coaching from Utah Tech’s head and assistant coaches during the academic season.


Location:  Human Performance Center  291 S 700 E, St. George, UT 84770
Dates: Utah Tech Fall Calendar (Updated September 2023)
Times:  
Monday through Friday 6-7:00am and 12-1:00pm
Cost of Participation per Month:
Standard Fee $55
Couple $100
UT Student $25
UT Faculty and staff $35
Age/Participation Restrictions: Camp is open to anyone age 18 and over. 
 
Human Performance Center Waiver (You must fill out the waiver to swim.) 

Registration for Masters Swimming: 
This link will redirect you to a Utah Tech University Payment Site. After signing the required waivers make your selection in the "Swim Camp Store".
NOTE: When you go to the link you will see a number of choices for monthly payment: $100 for couple, $55 for Individual, $25 for student $35 for faculty There is currently not an option for a drop in fee online. Ignore the Dual Gender Options.

Facility
The Human Performance Center (HPC) is home to Utah Tech’s Division I women’s swimming team. We share this facility with classes and the recreation department. The practice hours above follow the academic calendar as well as the Utah Tech Women’s meet schedule. If the team is out of town, practice may not be available. Each participant must check in at the front desk and show his/her Swim ID card each day. You will receive your swim ID from a coach once you pay your fees and attend a practice. We have a healthy working relationship with the HPC staff and we ask that you be respectful of all staff including the lifeguards to keep this relationship in good standings. 


Visitors: Visitors are welcome with advance notice to the coach or team contact. Please try us out!

Additional Information for Trailblazer Masters
Cindy Gilmore grinmore@gmail.com
408-294-5545 (txt or call)

Bruce Schroeder bruceschroeder@yahoo.com 
801-599-4999 (txt or call)
 
IMPORTANT
·       Pool hours vary due to a shared facility
·       Practice will not be held when the Swim Team is traveling.
·       Pool will be closed when a rental group rents the facility.
·       Coaches will notify you in advance of changes to the monthly schedule.

hoc pool
 
Coach Shawn King has spent the last two seasons as the distance coach at BYU and the Men's recruiting coordinator.

The 2022-2023 season built upon the success of the 2022 season where Coach King helped lead the BYU Men’s team to its 3rd consecutive MPSF Championship, coaching senior standout Brad Prolo to MPSF Male Athlete of the Year and NCAA qualification in the 200 Butterfly. King also helped further the development of the BYU distance program, adding new BYU all-time top 5 performances for men and women in the 200 Free, 500 Free, and 1650.


In the 2021-2022 season, Coach King helped guide the BYU Men's team to their 2nd consecutive MPSF conference championship, leading a resurgent BYU distance program to their highest finishes in the last 10 years. Successes from the season include 3 of the top 5 finishes in the women's 1650 at the MPSF Conference Championships and new BYU team records for the men's 500, 1000, and 1650 Freestyle.  King also helped freshman standout Tanner Nelson to MPSF Freshman of the year honors, and NCAA qualification in the 400 IM.
Prior to BYU, Coach King was the assistant coach of the Dixie State women’s swimming distance program for the 2020-2021 season. Working with athletes coming through the pandemic and helping the DSU Women’s team transition to Division I, King guided many of the team's distance swimmers to life best and collegiate best times.
King has coached athletes from prep levels to the national level with USA Swimming while working with clubs in Utah, Idaho, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. His athletes' accomplishments include multiple Utah state record holders, U.S. national qualifiers, and Division I and Division II collegiate athletes. Outside of club swimming, King has extensive high school experience across the country. Most recently, he served as head coach for Desert Hills high school, leading his teams to three consecutive Men's championships and back-to-back Women's 4A State titles, being named UHSAA Coach of the Year three times. King was voted the NFHS Utah High school coach of the year in 2019, following a season where the Desert Hills Men's relays broke all three 4A relay records and the overall Utah records in the 200 Free and 400 Free relays and an All -American selection in the 200 Free Relay.
Shawn also previously served as the master’s coach for a group he developed of highly motivated 18 and over athletes who formed the SUSA Masters team at Sand Hollow. Shawn's masters have won multiple Huntsman World Senior Games titles, placed in the top 10 at the USMS Spring Nationals, and have placed on the annual Top 10 list for US Masters swimming.
King earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Utah Tech University in 2014 and his master's degree in Health Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2022.
Coach Shawn, his wife, Heather, and their four young boys are excited to be returning to southern Utah and look forward to being part of the Trailblazer family.