You can't have a great swim clinic without having a great team of coaches to implement it.

  • Our # 1 job is to make swimmers faster, stronger and smarter.
  • Tier 1 coaches are exceptionally qualified competitive swimmers that have been involved with swimming for most of their lives. 
  • Tier 1 coaches understand the importance of Starts, Turns and Finishes, being the underlying skill that Wins Races and Breaks Records
  • Most coaches are record breakers and several have gone undefeated for entire swim seasons. 
  • Tier 1 coaches demonstrate a passion for swimming that only the best coaches can. 
  • Tier 1 coaches work together as a team to give all our swimmers the best learning experience possible, so they can flourish in the sport of competitive swimming.

since I was 9.  I lifeguard and teach swim lessons at Amity AC.  This past year I qualified for YMCA Nationals in the 200 fly, won the BCSA Counties in the 100 fly and qualified for High School Districts in the 100 fly.  I have a passion for swimming and look forward to helping more kids improve and swim faster.

I specialize in backstroke but I have a fun time swimming any stroke. I understand the struggle of wanting to drop time, so I know that focusing on details in every aspect of a race can really add up. I hope I can help kids learn new techniques to help them improve on their strokes, drop their times, and meet their personal goals.

Building The Fastest Swimmers In The Pool

Tier 1 Swimming


Hi, my name is Madison Griffin and I am a junior at Daniel Boone High School. I have been a part of the Amity A.C. swim team since I was 7, the Pottstown YMCA team since I was 8, and the Daniel
Boone high school team since freshman year. I also lifeguard and teach lesson at the Amity pool and Boyertown YMCA. 

Hi, my name is Rachel Woomer and I am a junior at Daniel Boone High School.  I have been on the Amity AC and Boyertown YMCA swim teams 

Swim With Passion.  Swim With Drive.  Train With Tier 1.

​I'm Coach Russ Banak with my oldest daughter Bailey.  Bailey has been working along side of me since 2015.  Bailey heads all the swimming lessons for our younger swimmers just learning to swim.  I coach all age competitive swimmers with my assistant coaching staff.  I started competitive swimming at the age of 6.  By 8, I was consistently breaking records and swimming undefeated season after season.  I continued swimming throughout my college career. Throughout the years I have done everything from providing swim lessons to coaching privately and on swim teams. I am the founder of Tier 1.