You are TOUGHER than you think. FASTER than you know.

BETTER than you'll ever realize.


Reaching your optimum performance is our goal, in a fun and friendly environment where respect is ensured for all participants.


A swim coach's messages to swimmers and parents about all aspects of swimming

RSS Coach Rick – Mighty Tritons Swimming

  • Meet Efficiency and Public Announcement of DQs February 18, 2020
    Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of ‘innovations’ meant to speed up swim meets. I’ll mention a few of them before getting to the latest: public announcements of DQs. 3-False-Start Rule For those old enough, you may remember back when swimming had a 3-false-start rule. And in championship meets, it was rare to have… […]
    Rick Madge
  • ISL, NCAA, and Their Fans Love Short Course Swimming. Why doesn’t Swimming Canada? November 30, 2019
      Even a casual viewing of any of the new International Swimming League races shows us an incredibly exciting and competitive atmosphere. In fact, other than the ridiculously prestigious Olympics, there’s only one other type of meet that consistently has this much excitement, this much atmosphere, and this much pure fun. And that’s almost any… […]
    Rick Madge
  • Breathing Strategy for IMs November 6, 2019
    As any of my swimmers will tell you, our pre-race strategy talk for IM always includes discussing their energy strategy (where to swim harder), and their breathing strategy. And of the two, I think the breathing strategy is more important. The breathing strategy for single stroke events is pretty straightforward. Get into some kind of… […]
    Rick Madge
  • 7 Rules (and a Vision) For Becoming a Better Swim Parent – (2019 Version) September 27, 2019
    This is my (almost) annual post regarding the role of swim parents. The beginning of every swim season is an exciting time for both swimmers and parents. And every year, I try to make sure that parents know how they can best help their swimmers achieve their goals. And the short answer is fairly easy.… […]
    Rick Madge
  • Analysis of 2019 World Swimming Championships: Less International Parity and Less USA August 12, 2019
      In watching the 2019 World Swimming Championships, I was struck by the apparent wide range of countries that were making finals and even medaling. And, of course, I was extremely surprised at the complete absence of US swimmers in either of the 200 FR finals. Some of this was no doubt due to the… […]
    Rick Madge

Swimming has taught me that I am capable
of so much more than I ever imagined.


  • Coach Rick's passion for the sport and his coaching methods make Milton Tritons Aquatic Club very unique. My daughters are becoming such great swimmers. Most importantly , becoming well-rounded strong young women 🙂
    Anna Manalo
  • A great swim team that both my daughters have loved and grown with! I highly recommend this club for anyone looking for coaches that develop the whole child.
    Lisa Frencis Vasile
  • Excellent coaching....very motivating, encouraging, positive atmosphere. Kids love it.
    Marietta Glass