Swim Academy

Boca Prep’s first USA Swimming Competition.

The Boca Prep Swim Academy gives students the opportunity to focus on a sport, and develop from proficiency to excellence. Our training sessions are designed to build a setting that encourages self confidence, endurance and speed, while also improving technique. Our vision is to maximize the development of our swimmers. Boca Prep Swim Academy achieves this by combining daily training of the highest quality with swimmers that are both determined and focused on their goals. Our coaches are prepared to assess and help each individual member of the academy enhance their strengths and improve their weaknesses in order for them to perform at the highest level.

Pool training will be supplemented by dryland cross-training.  Dryland training improves overall athletic strength, stamina, conditioning, fitness, and flexibility.  Better all-around athletes make better swimmers.  The dryland program will focus on those activities and exercises that most directly improve swimming performance.  Dryland training will occur on the fields, on the track, in the gymnasium, and in the fitness center.

Our fully temperature-controlled swimming pool is the main training facility for the swim academy.  It is an 8-lane, 25-yard competitive pool equipped with starting blocks and all the needed competitive apparatus.  The state-of-the art temperature control system provides warmer water during the cooler months and then cools the water during the hotter months, so the ideal training temperature can be maintained at all times of the year.


The Swim Academy will focus heavily on technique, building endurance & speed, and mental strength & awareness. For further information regarding the Swim Academy, please contact Coach K via email at Kristin.Gilliam@iesmail.com

Boca Prep International School also integrates USA Swimming Competition, which is a great advantage for swimmers wanting to take their performance to collegiate levels. The morning swim performance serves as the pool training apart for Boca Prep Swim Academy (USA Swimming Affiliation), as well as implements two weekday afternoons for on-land strength training. This includes body stabilization, flexibility work for injury prevention, and weight lifting. All student-athletes in the swim performance have the option to register with USA Swimming to compete in travel meets. This unique program allows students to sleep in longer before training, as well as offer the convenience of having their studies right there on site. It’s a great atmosphere that can truly prepare student-athletes for the college setting and lifestyle.

The Swim Academy is facilitated by Coach Kristin Gilliam Barton.

Kristin Gilliam Barton, “Coach K”, graduated from University of Florida where she studied Recreation and Sports Management.

As an athlete, Kristin has achieved the following honors:

  • University of Florida Swimming Team Member 2003-2008
  • University of Florida Swimming Senior Team Captain 2007
  • National Qualifier 200 free, 400 free, 500 free, US Open Qualifier
  • 10-time High School Swimming All American – Buchholz High School
  • 8-time State High School Champion – 4 Individual Titles, 4 Relays
  • Gainesville Sun Swimmer of the Year 2001 & 2003
  • Ranked National Top 16 High School
  • Coached over 50 Age Group Swimmers to Junior Olympic/FLAGS Level Championships
  • Presented KISO Swim Project Miami for National Drowning Prevention Summer 2014

As a coach, she brings the following experience to our swimmers at Boca Prep:

KISO Swim School Founder & Director 2013-Present:

  • KISO Swim School Founder & Director 2013-Present
  • Coached over 50 Age Group Swimmers to Junior Olympic / FLAGS Level Championships
  • Presented KISO Swim Project Miami for National Drowning Prevention Summer 2014
  • Head Age Group Coach at Boca Raton Swim Team 2015
  • Assistant Aquatics Director & Swim Coach Gulliver Schools/Swim Club 2011-2015
  • Assistant Age Group Coach & Masters Coach for Gator Swim Club 2007-2011
  • Coach for University of Florida Swim Camp 2005-2010
  • Swim Coach for Pine Crest Nike Camp 2004

 To view Performance Program schedule and fees please click here

2017-2018  top times list for student-athletes in the swim performance program.

Core work is extremely important in swimming.

Core work is extremely important in swimming.

Kiso Swim School

Coach Kristin Barton is the Founder and Director of KISO Swim School, which uses the Boca Prep swimming pool as one of its locations. KISO Swim School offers classes for all ages & abilities, from learn-to-swim group classes to private technique oriented classes. The swim school offers all Boca Prep Students a small discount with each registration. Additionally, all new clients may use code “SWIMSWAM” for first-time registration. To view the session date schedule, class times and register, please visit www.kisoswim.com. We look forward to the opportunity to teach you or your child swimming skills!

KISO Summer Swim Camp: Please visit http://www.kisoswim.com/#!swim-camp/jgziy for more information.

Email: kristin@kisoswim.com

Phone: (561) 232-2010 ext.1

To learn more about USA Swimming Club please CLICK HERE.

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