SWIM AND DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION INFO
For questions, email our Swim Directors.
Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:30 to 6:00pm – Registration for RETURNING swim/dive team members only. Please get your registration paperwork in ASAP.
Tuesday, May 28th from 4:30 to 6:00pm* – New Member Varsity Team evaluations and registration or Mini Team members trying to move up to Varsity. (There are no tryouts for Dive Team so you can register at any of the registration dates) No practice on this day! C&M Sporting Goods will be on-site with new suits for purchase and other equipment for purchase!
Wednesday, May 29th - Varsity Swim Team Afternoon practices begin!
Tuesday, June 4th - Mini-team tryouts @ 4:15pm* – New Members and returning Mini-team swimmers. (Team suits are optional for mini-team)
On May 28th and June 4th, Coaches will be focusing on evaluating new members/swimmers. If you are new to the team this year, your swimmer MUST be evaluated by one of the coaches prior to your registration being accepted. All registrations are due by June 7th! No late registrations will be accepted.
Please print out and bring completed registration paperwork to the appropriate registration date.
In addition, there is a St. Albans spirit wear website available through Anchors Aweigh. Note: This is a service and not a fundraiser.
The Varsity Swim Team includes the swimmers on our competitive team and is open to children 6 years old to 18 years. Last year, over 120 children participated in the team programs.
Our goal is to provide an appropriate program for children of all ages and ability levels. The main goal for the children will be to have fun, improve their swimming skills and enjoy being a part of our team. We want to encourage all children to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming while enjoying themselves and making new friends.
The Diving Team is open to children 6 years to 18 years old who want to learn the sport of springboard diving. In order to dive at competitive diving meets, each child must attend practice and be able to perform the minimum diving requirements for each meet. Last year, over 15 children participated in the diving program.
Our goal is to provide an appropriate program for children of all ages and ability levels with an emphasis on safety. The main goal for the children will be to have fun, improve their diving skills and enjoy being a part of our team. We want to encourage all children to learn the fundamentals of springboard diving while enjoying themselves and making new friends.
Mini Swim Team
The Mini Swim Team includes children 8 and under who do not have the skills necessary to compete on the Varsity Swim Team.
Mini Swim Team is a developmental program with an emphasis on stroke mechanics. Mini Swim Team is for swimmers who are proficient in both freestyle (side breathing, face in the pool) and backstroke (able to stay afloat while moving arms).
To be eligible for Mini Swim Team, your child must participate in a try-out session where they will be evaluated by our coaching staff.
At a minimum, your child must be able to successfully pass the required St. Albans Swim Club swim test.
*Passing the swim test does not guarantee acceptance on a team.
2019 SWIM TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULES
Varsity Swim Team
Pre-season afternoon practices, May 29th – June 14th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
Age 10 & under 4:15 – 5:00pm
Age 11 & over 5:00 – 6:00pm
Time trials will be held on June 5th and June 6th at the regular afternoon practice time.
Morning practices, June 17– July 19th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
Age 11 & over 8:45am – 10am
Age 10 & under 10:00am – 11:00am
Mini Swim Team practices will start the week of June 17th, as follows:
June 17 – July 18th, Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 10:45am
Coaches will be available for afternoon swim practice on Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 – 5pm during the summer.
2019 VARSITY SWIM TEAM MEET SCHEDULE/RESULTS (3-2)*
June 19 6:00pm* Ply-Mar 228 @ St. Albans 272
June 26 6:00pm* St. Albans 218 @ Martins Dam 282
July 3 6:00pm* Rose Tree Woods 213 @ St. Albans 286
July 10 6:00pm* Stony Lane 234 @ St. Albans 266
July 17 6:00pm* St. Albans 126 @ Pennypacker 178
July 20 8:00am B Divisional Champs @ Plymouth Swim Club
July 20 5:30pm Varsity Swim/Dive Team Banquet @ St. Albans
July 22 4:00pm Distance Free Champs @ Ply-Mar
July 24 4:00pm IM Champs @ Hidden Hollow
July 27 8:00am A Champs @ Wallingford
July 31 4:00pm Elite Meet @ TBD (SSL hosts)
*Swimmers should arrive 1 hour prior to start time for warm-ups.
2019 DIVING TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Pre-season weekend practices, June 1st - June 16th, Saturday and Sundays, as follows:
Group A: 12:00pm – 1:00pm; Advanced divers who have previously competed in dive meets
Group B: 1:00pm – 1:30pm; Beginners – age 9 & over*
Group C: 1:30pm – 2:00pm; Beginners – age 8 & under*
*Beginner divers: never competed in dive meets
Regular diving practice runs June 17 – July 19th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
**Group A: 11:00am – 12:00pm; Advanced divers who have previously competed in dive meets
**Group B: 12:00pm – 12:30pm; Beginners – age 9 & over
**Group C: 12:30pm – 1:00pm; Beginners – age 8 & under
Advanced diving practices will be held on some Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:00pm
**These times are subject to change based on Coaches availability
2019 DIVING TEAM MEET SCHEDULE (2-3)
June 26 3:30pm* St. Albans 20 @ Martins Dam 50
July 3 3:30pm* Rose Tree Woods 35 @ St. Albans 28
July 8 5:30pm* St. Albans 41 @ Rose Valley 29
July 15 6:00pm* Swarthmore 28 @ St. Albans 44
July 17 3:30pm* St. Albans 33 @ Pennypacker 39
July 23 2:30pm* Dive Champs @ Martins Dam (15 & Over)
July 23 5:30pm* Dive Champs @ Martins Dam (11-12 yrs)
July 25 2:30pm* Dive Champs @ Rose Tree Woods (10 & Under)
July 25 5:30pm* Dive Champs @ Rose Tree Woods (13-14 yrs)
July 29 TBA Elite Meet @ Martins Dam
*Divers should arrive 30 minutes prior to start times for warm-ups.