Welcome to 2020 Swimming season for Weddington Middle School!
My name is Mike Pron and I am looking forward to the opportunity to be your coach this season. My family and I moved to Weddington this August from New Jersey. My daughter is a 6th grader at WMS, while my son Jason is in 4th grade at Antioch. My wife Jenny keeps us all organized while my beagle Mayzie seems to think she rules the house.
We will be practicing at Matthews Swim and Tennis Club (MSTC) located at 2110 Pleasant Plains Rd, Matthews, NC 28105. I will have more info on practices and meets as we finalize days and times with the pool. With the safety requirements due to the Covid-19 protocols, there will be pre-practice temperature checks and other requirements that I will go over at our Zoom call Wednesday evening. I will also put these in writing as understanding and following these procedures will be important to keeping our hosts at MSTC comfortable with the additional people in their facility.
Personally, swimming has played a significant role in my life as it was the source of friendships, experiences, and opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. I swam competitively from the age of 7 through my time in college at the University of Pittsburgh. I was a two-year team captain at Pitt, an All-American breaststroker, Olympic Trials qualifier, and voted the Big East Conference Most Outstanding Swimmer my senior year. While everyone's academic and athletic goals are unique, I look forward to the opportunity to do whatever I can as a coach to help you meet and exceed them.
I have set up the below Zoom meeting for Wednesday at 8:30pm for a more personal introduction, as well as to talk about logistics and answer any questions you may have. I strongly encourage you (and your parents) to attend as we expect to have more specifics on how this season will ultimately play out.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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I'm looking forward to meeting you all and having a fun and successful season in the pool. If you have any questions, please contact me at
All the best,