Thursday, October 22, 2020

GroundSwell Athletics

Founded: 2016

Head of School: Bob Bennett                                                      

Program Type: Higher level education, Full year school with winter term option, Ski team with academic offering

Coach/Athlete Ratio: 1:5

Financial Aid: Yes

Application Deadline: 4/1/2019

Day School Costs: $12,500

Academics and Overview: GroundSwell Athletics offers a unique opportunity for post-graduate, collegiate, and post-collegiate ski racers to combine alpine ski racing with a scenario/experience-based education platform that teaches three main skills: Strategy, Finance/Accounting, and Management. Our graduates acquire the fundamental skills that are necessary for long-term organizational and personal success, enabling them to continue their ski racing careers while simultaneously building a solid and flexible financial future. At GroundSwell we provide an education in the fundamentals of business based on proven, repeatable academically validated frameworks, tools and intellectual property that predict financial success. By combining the student’s education with real life experience and opportunity, GroundSwell creates a deep understanding of all its content. GroundSwell gives students the opportunity to learn, execute, and implement their work with real business owners as a “GroundSwell Fellow”. This approach allows students to see how their knowledge is applicable not only to the task at hand, but to all future endeavors. There are significant career development and employment opportunities for all our graduates.

Athletic Approach: GroundSwell Athletics is a high-level ski program led by a former word-cup ski racer, Cody Marshall. Cody’s program is focused on developing, refining, and executing on the fundamental skiing/ski racing skills that are required for success. GroundSwell’s athletic team works with PG’s, ex-collegiate and ex-national team athletes to help them win at the NorAm level and secure world cup starting rights for the following season. GroundSwell provides the necessary guidance, infrastructure and support for these athletes while simultaneously developing their skills “off the hill” through our business school.

Notable Coaches: Cody Marshall

Notable Alumni: Jonathan Nordbotten, Julia Ford, Warner Nickerson, Cody Marshall

Training Facilities: Park City Mountain Resort

Additional Info: GroundSwell’s online business school is separate from the athletics department and is open to anyone 17 years or older. Notable students include: Brian Mclaughlin, Tommy Ford, Will Brandenburg, Kevin Francis.


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