QV Swimmer


Quail Valley Swim Team

Coach Cindy Sommers, along with her assistant coaching staff, teaches new swimmers the basics and helps advanced swimmers improve their competitive strokes. The Quail Valley Swim Team competes in the Columbia Swim League and is consistently on the medal stand at the big finale meet of the season, City Meet.

Here are a handful of award highlights earned by the Quail Valley Swim Team:

♦  Winning record 15 of the last 16 seasons
♦  Finished in the top 5 in the City Championship Meet 12 of the last 13 years
♦  2017 2nd Place Team at City Meet
♦  2016 3rd Place Team at City Meet
♦  2015 3rd Place Team at City Meet
♦  2015 Sportsmanship Award
♦  2014 3rd Place Team at City Meet
♦  2014 Sportsmanship Award
♦  2013 Sportsmanship Award
♦  2013 winner, Splashpoint City Championship
♦  2013 West Large Division Sportsmanship Award
♦  2011 Division Champions
♦  2011 winner, Splashpoint City Championship
♦  2008 Runner-up, Splashpoint City Championship
♦  2006 Division Champions


The Little Quails Program

For Junior Swim Team Members – $175 for the 5 week program

** Screening will determine whether the 6 and under practices or Little Quails Program is best for each child under 6 years of age and will occur on the first day of swim team practice, Monday May 7th.**

Designed for 3-5 year old beginner swimmers needing water adjustment skills (putting face in the water, holding breath, blowing bubbles, back float, front float, flutter kick, bobbing, treading water, etc). Skills taught will support future competitive swimming. Little Quails that progress quickly may be moved to the 9:00 am 6 and under practice as appropriate.

Little Quails practices begin Monday, June 4th continuing through Friday, July 6th — Monday-Friday (except no lessons Wednesday July 4 for the Independence Day holiday) from 10:00-10:30 am or 10:30-11:00 am.

For information about the junior program contact Coach Cindy Sommers


Questions about the swim team? Want to join?

Contact and team submittals:  Swim Team Coordinator

To join, you must be either a member of Quail Valley Swim & Racquet Club or designate as a Swim Team Only Swimmer. For full membership, first, complete the Membership Application and then for both membership types complete the Swim Team Registration/Waiver Forms and indicate your membership type.  Then submit the form to the above e-mail or our mailing address.

  View the 2018 Swim Team Meet Calendar  and  2017 A/B Meet Information Sheet  •  2017 Swim Team Calendar  •

This year swimmers will be able to order swim suits and equipment directly from our supplier, August Swim Supply.  You can go to this link and team login to order:


Click on Team Login:
Username is “qv
Password is “1234


Meet the Quail Valley head coach, Cindy Sommers

Coach Cindy Sommers holds the record for the longest tenure of any active swim coach in the Columbia City League. She has coached the Quail Valley team since 2001. She is currently the Coach of the Irmo High School Swim Team and also coached the girls’ and boys’ varsity swim teams at Dutch Fork High School for seven years.

Coach Cindy began swimming on a Columbia Swim League swim team when she was 9 years old and continued to compete in the league through the age of eighteen. She also branched out into year round swimming at the age of eleven, eventually earning a spot on the College of Charleston swim team. Her favorite stroke is butterfly.

When not coaching, she loves to teach math, read, kayak, whitewater raft, trail bike ride, and snuggle with her four dogs and two cats.

Meet the Assistant Coaches

♦  Alec Rutkowski
♦  Chris Olivieri
♦  Claire Ouzts
♦  Reanna Wrecsics
♦  Erin Medlock
♦  Hannah Nates
♦  Jack Wright


Swim Instructors Available to teach One-on-One Private Swim Lessons

♦  Alec Rutkowski
♦  Rachel Rutkowski
♦  Chris Olivieri
♦  Claire Ouzts
♦  Reanna Wrecsics
♦  Jack Wright

Each of these individuals charges between $15 and $20 for a 30 minute lesson and is qualified to teach beginner swimmers as well as competitive stroke technique.

E-mail coach Cindy to arrange private lessons with one of our instructors – Coach Cindy Sommers

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Quail Valley Civic Association  www.quailvalleysc.org
Southern Surgical Group    www.southernsurgicalgroup.com

Blue Ribbon Sponsors
K. Stephen Klinar, DMD Family Dentistry    www.klinarfamilydentistry.com
South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance  www.scfbins.com
Boyer Construction bboyer@boyerconstruction.net

Red Ribbon Sponsors
Palmetto Aquatics    www.palmettoaquatics.com
O’Leary Orthodontics – 803.732.7223
CiCi’s Pizza – 803.750.5900
All American Imaging 803.407.7977

White Ribbon Sponsors
EmbroidMe – 803.787.5117
Clark’s Pest Control - 803.781.4991
Carolina Daily Money Management  -803.318.7857
Land & Lake Properties – Paul Taylor – 803.749.HOME (4663)

Green Ribbon Sponsors
Avon  – cmanley@sc.rr.com
ReSolve - resolveorganizing@gmail.com

Information on 2017 Swim Team Sponsorships or contact Kim Benson