Our Philosophy

Swimming is a life long skill and your first experience on a swim team should be positive, fun, educational, and exciting.  While still competitive – the goal of the Summer Swim Team is to grow the swimmer’s joy and love for the sport.  Practice length with depend on age and ability, and will focus on distances swum within the ARPA system (25s – 100s).  We’ll have game days, team socials, and other fun experiences all while working hard and making lifelong friends.

IMPORTANT: This program follows ARPA rules and main competition focus will be the ARPA District and State Meets in July. We do host and attend several swim meet in towards the end of May and into June, but to swim at the ARPA District and ARPA State Meet for Opelika Swim Team you must be an Opelika resident.


Team Requirements

Sign up Requirements:
In order to join the summer swim team the swimmer needs to be able to swim 1 lap freestyle (25 yards) unassisted.  Swimmers not able to swim the lap freestyle should sign up for Summer Blast Swim Lessons (registration opens May 10th for swim lessons).

Evaluations:
Evaluation Dates in April 24th and 25th. Time TBD.

Practice Requirements:
Swimmers are encouraged to attend 2 practices per week after school is out. In May, during the school year, swimmers need to attend both practices offered each week.

Practice times are subject to change once registration ends.

Meet Requirements: 
Swimmer are to attend a minimum of 3 meets each summer. Meets are scheduled for Thursday afternoons in June with an occasional Saturday.

For Thursday meets: Warm Ups start at 3:00 – Racing starts at 4:00. Swimmers should always arrive 10-15 minutes prior to warm ups starting.

Parent Meeting:
We will have a parent meeting on April 25th. Time TBD. It will either be in person at the SportsPLEX in Opelika or on Zoom.


COST

The cost for summers swim team is 150.00. This covers all practices from May – July. Athletes will also receive swim cap and t-shirt.

Registration Link

A couple of quick notes before you click the registration link:
1. If you want more than 1 parent shirt in the same size – email coach Tyler at tmcgill@opelika-al.gov

2. To register more than one child at once – when you get to the check out page click “add registration” prior to finalizing any payments.