It's one thing for us to tell you all the ways our club can benefit you; however, it means more coming straight from our athletes and supporters.

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  • I have worked with Coach Swift since January 2014.  I was one of his first private students.  In my eyes Coach Swift is an amazing coach.  He has taught me to break down walls that I never thought that I could.  He has helped me become stronger mentally and physically through the time that I was with him.  (It was also super cool that because of Coach and my training, in weightlifting class I could life more weight than most of the football players that were in my class!!). Coach has taught me, if I want to be better, I have to train better and harder.  Coach never let me use the excuse that something was too hard, or that because of my learning disability I couldn't do something.  He pushed me until I would hit a wall, and then he would push me even more until I obliterated that wall!  And THAT is the best feeling ever!
    I have worked with Coach Swift since January 2014. I was one of his first private students. In my eyes Coach Swift is an amazing coach. He has taught me to break down walls that I never thought that I could. He has helped me become stronger mentally and physically through the time that I was with him. (It was also super cool that because of Coach and my training, in weightlifting class I could life more weight than most of the football players that were in my class!!). Coach has taught me, if I want to be better, I have to train better and harder. Coach never let me use the excuse that something was too hard, or that because of my learning disability I couldn't do something. He pushed me until I would hit a wall, and then he would push me even more until I obliterated that wall! And THAT is the best feeling ever!
  • I've been training with Coach Swift since the summer of 2014.  Before I met him, I was lazy and weighed almost 200 pounds.  When I first started off I was scared but Coach Swift helped me through it.  Yes, the workouts were hard and there was a lot I had a hard time doing.  Coach Swift kept pushing me to do more and work harder every practice.  Yes, I got yelled at, yes I got worked so hard I wanted to quit, but I didn't!  I didn't quit because I knew Coach Swift was trying to help me get where I wanted to go.  My goal was to lose weight and get healthy so that when I went to basic training in a year I wouldn't be that recruit who dropped out because it was too hard!  In just a few months of working with him, I lost almost 20 pounds and was continuing to lose even more (while also building muscle!!!)...
    I've been training with Coach Swift since the summer of 2014. Before I met him, I was lazy and weighed almost 200 pounds. When I first started off I was scared but Coach Swift helped me through it. Yes, the workouts were hard and there was a lot I had a hard time doing. Coach Swift kept pushing me to do more and work harder every practice. Yes, I got yelled at, yes I got worked so hard I wanted to quit, but I didn't! I didn't quit because I knew Coach Swift was trying to help me get where I wanted to go. My goal was to lose weight and get healthy so that when I went to basic training in a year I wouldn't be that recruit who dropped out because it was too hard! In just a few months of working with him, I lost almost 20 pounds and was continuing to lose even more (while also building muscle!!!)...
  • Coach Swift has coached my daughter in track and conditioning training for the last 2 years.  His conditioning program pushed her beyond where she thought she could go.  Although she was pushed every day and literally cried some days, his high expectation and demanding program pushed her from being number 15 in state to number 2 in the state in 3 different events and she also holds the school record in 2 track events.  As she closed out her senior year, she had multiple college offers. I have great respect for Coach Swift both professionally and personally. In all my encounters with him, he demonstrated the most professionalism and respect towards all players he has had the opportunity to coach.
    Coach Swift has coached my daughter in track and conditioning training for the last 2 years. His conditioning program pushed her beyond where she thought she could go. Although she was pushed every day and literally cried some days, his high expectation and demanding program pushed her from being number 15 in state to number 2 in the state in 3 different events and she also holds the school record in 2 track events. As she closed out her senior year, she had multiple college offers. I have great respect for Coach Swift both professionally and personally. In all my encounters with him, he demonstrated the most professionalism and respect towards all players he has had the opportunity to coach.
  • My two sons are baseball players participating in the summer GRIT program.  One is going to be a Junior and the other an Eight Grader. I placed them in the program due to Coach Swift’s reputation for improving the speed and strength of the kids that participate in his program.  I also know that he will be hard on my boys and push them to improve.  That is what I expected and wanted.  Even with that said, he has exceeded my expectations...
    My two sons are baseball players participating in the summer GRIT program. One is going to be a Junior and the other an Eight Grader. I placed them in the program due to Coach Swift’s reputation for improving the speed and strength of the kids that participate in his program. I also know that he will be hard on my boys and push them to improve. That is what I expected and wanted. Even with that said, he has exceeded my expectations...
  • Coach Swift is a great coach. I am glad he is hard on my daughter.  I am hard on her too but it's for her own good and if the kids want to be successful then ya'll are the way to get there. I appreciate all you are doing and for pushing my daughter to be that athlete on and off the field.
    Coach Swift is a great coach. I am glad he is hard on my daughter. I am hard on her too but it's for her own good and if the kids want to be successful then ya'll are the way to get there. I appreciate all you are doing and for pushing my daughter to be that athlete on and off the field.
  • I have two children that participate in Coach Swift's GRIT program. My daughter just finished her freshmen year during which she competed on the Girls Varsity Track team while continuing her GRIT training throughout the year. My son is a member of the Varsity Baseball team and has been participating in the GRIT program for a few months now to increase his speed for baseball. Our family has only positive responses to the impact Coach Swift has had on their physical and psychological well being as athletes.
    I have two children that participate in Coach Swift's GRIT program. My daughter just finished her freshmen year during which she competed on the Girls Varsity Track team while continuing her GRIT training throughout the year. My son is a member of the Varsity Baseball team and has been participating in the GRIT program for a few months now to increase his speed for baseball. Our family has only positive responses to the impact Coach Swift has had on their physical and psychological well being as athletes.
  • By the end of the track season (almost a year later) I had lost about 40 pounds and was able to meet the requirements to join the Army. He knew what I was capable of before I did!  Is Coach Swift tough?  Yes!  Is he harsh sometimes?  Yes!  Does he make his "kids" work for their compliments?  Absolutely!  But I believe he has prepared me for adult life much better than many of my other teachers, because life is hard!  Life doesn't stop because you fall down, you have to make the choice to get back up and finish - and that is what Coach taught me most of all!
    By the end of the track season (almost a year later) I had lost about 40 pounds and was able to meet the requirements to join the Army. He knew what I was capable of before I did! Is Coach Swift tough? Yes! Is he harsh sometimes? Yes! Does he make his "kids" work for their compliments? Absolutely! But I believe he has prepared me for adult life much better than many of my other teachers, because life is hard! Life doesn't stop because you fall down, you have to make the choice to get back up and finish - and that is what Coach taught me most of all!
  • After one month in the program I have seen considerable progress from both my boys.  Since starting his program, my oldest has beat out 3-4 infield hits in in a four game period that he would normally be thrown out on and he has become the fastest kid on his team.  This is due to Coach Swift and his program.
    After one month in the program I have seen considerable progress from both my boys. Since starting his program, my oldest has beat out 3-4 infield hits in in a four game period that he would normally be thrown out on and he has become the fastest kid on his team. This is due to Coach Swift and his program.
  • I've never worked so hard in my life before Coach Swift came. And with his "never quit" mentality and his training instruction, I became a BETTER athlete. My performance has improved. Swift has been GRITing his way up in life, with dreams and goals of his own. He has had big opportunities in his athletic career and now he's sharing what it took for him to get those opportunities. I have so much trust in him, his family and G.R.I.T.; which is why I moved back to Sierra Vista. So I could create those higher opportunities for myself under his coaching alone.
    I've never worked so hard in my life before Coach Swift came. And with his "never quit" mentality and his training instruction, I became a BETTER athlete. My performance has improved. Swift has been GRITing his way up in life, with dreams and goals of his own. He has had big opportunities in his athletic career and now he's sharing what it took for him to get those opportunities. I have so much trust in him, his family and G.R.I.T.; which is why I moved back to Sierra Vista. So I could create those higher opportunities for myself under his coaching alone.
  • With the outstanding leadership and coaching abilities that I have witnessed and received from coach Joseph Swift,  I can see that he has the kids best interest in mind and is devoted to developing the athlete and preparing them for the next level.
    With the outstanding leadership and coaching abilities that I have witnessed and received from coach Joseph Swift, I can see that he has the kids best interest in mind and is devoted to developing the athlete and preparing them for the next level.
  •  I trained with Coach Swift when I was 11 years old and I would be training with him now if the Army hadn't moved my family.  He was very strict and his training was hard but it all paid off.  When I went back to school at Colonel Smith Middle School I was one of the the top people in my event, hurdles. Coach Swift wanted me to strive to be better and go beyond the best of my abilities. Coach Swift helped me understand that I can always take the easy way out with regrets and getting nowhere or I can take the hard way and strive with pride.  Without Coach Swift I wouldn't be what I am today.  Thank you Coach Swift!
    I trained with Coach Swift when I was 11 years old and I would be training with him now if the Army hadn't moved my family. He was very strict and his training was hard but it all paid off. When I went back to school at Colonel Smith Middle School I was one of the the top people in my event, hurdles. Coach Swift wanted me to strive to be better and go beyond the best of my abilities. Coach Swift helped me understand that I can always take the easy way out with regrets and getting nowhere or I can take the hard way and strive with pride. Without Coach Swift I wouldn't be what I am today. Thank you Coach Swift!
  • Coach Swift has taken his own personal time and contacted my daughter individually on several occasions to discuss her training needs and her conditioning as well as providing motivation. Both my wife and I have recommended the GRIT program to several other parents.
    Coach Swift has taken his own personal time and contacted my daughter individually on several occasions to discuss her training needs and her conditioning as well as providing motivation. Both my wife and I have recommended the GRIT program to several other parents.
  • The training that Coach and Mama Swift provide is invaluable in so many ways! Not only do they train these kids to be athletically strong, but they also instill confidence and help teach and instill the foundations of good character for what it takes to succeed in life, that success and hard work go hand in hand. These kids work hard together during their training as a true team. The camaraderie between Coach Swift, Mama Swift, and the team is clearly motivational. This is an excellent program for kids of all levels of athletic ability, and in our strong and proud military community we welcome and embrace Coach and Mama Swift's drill sergeant-type training leadership. Thank you, Coach and Mama Swift, for consistently and selflessly going above and beyond for our kids!
    The training that Coach and Mama Swift provide is invaluable in so many ways! Not only do they train these kids to be athletically strong, but they also instill confidence and help teach and instill the foundations of good character for what it takes to succeed in life, that success and hard work go hand in hand. These kids work hard together during their training as a true team. The camaraderie between Coach Swift, Mama Swift, and the team is clearly motivational. This is an excellent program for kids of all levels of athletic ability, and in our strong and proud military community we welcome and embrace Coach and Mama Swift's drill sergeant-type training leadership. Thank you, Coach and Mama Swift, for consistently and selflessly going above and beyond for our kids!
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