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 16 of the last 17 seasons
♦  Finished in the top 5 in the City Championship Meet 13 of the last 14 years
♦  2018 City Meet Champions
♦  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 4 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 11th 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 Schedule  •  2018 Swim Team Master 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
♦  Ike Mayall

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

♦  Alec Rutkowski
♦  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 get specifics on how to arrange private lessons with one of our instructors – Coach Cindy Sommers

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Quail Valley Civic Association

Southern Surgical Group

O’Leary Orthodontics

Palmetto Aquatics

Genco Pools & Spas

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Carolina Plumbing Service, Inc.

All American Imaging

Carpet One

GB Building Company   803.223.3324

Silver Sponsors

The Heritage at Lowman Home

Jersey Mike’s  

Moore & Associates Realty

Boyer Construction

Mr. Electric

Well Pets Veterinary

Wescott Acres 

Midlands Dental

Bronze Sponsors

Misty Stathos, State Farm Ins.  

Michaelis Mattress

Gregory Landscaping

First Community Bank


Clark’s Pest Control

Green Sponsors

Drs Eye Care

Palmetto Smiles


Information on 2018 Swim Team Sponsorships or contact Swim Team Coordinator