Kwame Wardlaw started at the Jewish Community Center in 2012. He was personally picked by four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg to be Head Instructor at LK swim academy.
Soon after he became Head Coach of the JCC Hurricane Swim Team. In 2013 to further his knowledge Kwame started volunteer coaching under Coach Crosby for the West Bloomfield Community Ed Swim team. Soon after Kwame started working with two-time Israeli Olympic swimmer Nimrod Shapira on a day-to-day basis.
During the 2014-15 school year Kwame was asked to coach West Bloomfield Community Ed Swim Team and West Bloomfield Girls Varsity Swim Team. Breaking the girls stretch of three years of not qualifying for State Meet bringing five girls to MHSAA D1 State Meet. During the 2015-16 school year West Bloomfield qualified three relays and seven individual State cuts. Also, two girls made a combined of six USA swimming sectional cuts.
For the 2015-16 season he was asked to coach West Bloomfield Boys Varsity swim team. West Bloomfield Boys were all league in the 400 Free Relay. Also qualified two relays and made seven individual state cuts and four USA sectional cuts. During his second year 2016-17 seasons, he had two relays make top 16. Also having a swimmer qualify for a future cut in the 50 free and made All state in the 50 and 100.
In 2015 he also took on the West Bloomfield Middle school program. The Middle school was earning grow. He started with 15 swimmers and has grown the program tremendously since then. During the 2016-17 season, the program went from 15 to 60 swimmers while taking down four middle school girls records and making several MISCA middle school cuts.
So far West Bloomfield Girls and Boys Varsity and Middle swim team have taken down a total of 22 School records, 2 OAA White league record and three pool records.