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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the practices?

At the Sweetwater Country Club Swimming Pool.

When are the practices?

Please check our schedule online. We practice every day of the week starting the last Monday in April.

When are the meets and how long are they?

Meets are on Mondays starting the first week in June. They start at 5 PM and usually go until 9 PM. Swimmer will need to get there an hour and a half beforehand to warm up and get marked. There are five dual meets, and then a Meet of Champions and an All-Star Meet that requires qualifying times.

My child is not a great swimmer, should s/he join?

We are not a learn to swim program, however swimmers have two weeks of daily practices to reach the goal of crossing the pool unassisted. Swimmers swim the length of the pool, which is 25 meters.

Can I join if I am not a member of the Club?

Absolutely.  We do charge a fee ($50 per family) for the use of the facility, but we have many swimmers who are not members. 

What equipment is needed to be on the Surfers Swim Team?

Swimmers who are competing need to wear our Team suit for swim meets. Otherwise, they can wear any racing suit for practice meets.  Most swimmers wear goggles and some use caps. You can purchase these at D&J Sports, sporting goods stores, as well as online.  Purchase your Surfer cap on our web site today!

What volunteering is required from parents?

We hire a wonderful coaching staff that will keep you child busy during practices and will be on deck at the meets. We require all parents to fulfill a minimum volunteer requirement, see handbook for details. It is a great way to be a part of the fun! It is up to us parents to get the swimmers lined up for their races, stroke judge, time, scribe, hand out ribbons, announce the meets, and so much more. We cannot do it without the help of every family! We ask that all families volunteer for five, half meet commitments.

Do we have to come to every meet?

It is best if you can attend at least tow of the meets if you are going to register as a competitive swimmer.  You need to get times in all strokes in order to compete for the final meets of the season, Meet of Champions and All-Stars (must qualify).  We also have a noncompete option for those cannot attend the Monday meets.

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