Updated May 2023
Interested in joining the Springfield Community Pool Swim Team? We are excited to begin a great summer season in 2023! A special welcome to all our new team members and we look forward to seeing our returning swimmers!
The Springfield Community Pool Swim Team season consists of 8 dual meets, plus a Championship Meet. The mission of the Coaching Staff is to help each swimmer maximize their ability through swimmer-specific training and competition. The coaches seek to work with children and parents to create a positive environment where personal excellence, honesty, and commitment are fostered and expected. Together we seek to instill a lifelong love of swimming and achieve our highest potential in swimming and life. Many of the swimmers who start out on the go on to compete at the YMCA, high school, and college levels.
Every new swimmer is welcome on our team, regardless of ability or prior experience. Our coaches will make the final decision regarding specific team placement based on your child’s swimming ability and with your child’s best interest in mind. Those who do not make the team will be asked to join our swim lessons and clinics program, designed to develop swimming skills in a non-competitive environment.
• The team is open to youth ages 5-17. Swimmers MUST be at least 5 years of age by June 1, 2023 in order to participate.
• All swimmers under 8 are required to try out for the Swim Team.
• Children ages 9-17 do not need to try out but must demonstrate proficiency in both front crawls and backstroke through consistent forward motion and rotary breathing, swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke consecutively, touch the bottom of the pool, jump into deep water and safely resurface, be able to tread water for 1 minute while demonstrating stamina and efficient body motion throughout the duration of the evaluation.
Date: June 7 - June 10
Time: 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Location: Springfield Community Pool
Swim Team registration is based on member, and non-pool member pricing and includes signup fees, SCP Team T-shirt + Swim Team Cap. Swim Team branded bathing suits are optional purchases.
|ymca/SCP member: SWIM TEAM (ages 6-17)||$160||REGISTER|
|NON-MEMBER: SWIM TEAM (AGES 6-17)||$300||REGISTER|
|YMCA/SCP member: DEVELOPMENT PRE-SWIM TEAM (AGES 5-8)||$160||REGISTER|
|NON-MEMBER: DEVELOPMENT PRE-SWIM TEAM (AGES 5-8)||$300||REGISTER|
|SWIM TEAM TRYOUTS (Week of June 7)||N/A||REGISTER|
|SCP TEAM BATHING SUIT (OPTIONAL)||$45-70|
While a Springfield Community Pool Membership is not required to register for the Springfield Community Pool Swim Team and related activities, outside of SCP Swim Team events, all Swim Team members 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the pool, regardless of their swimming abilities.
Discover the Springfield Swim Team's Developmental Program, an exceptional opportunity for children aged 5-8 to excel in swimming this summer! Designed to enhance stroke techniques, foster self-confidence, and cultivate teamwork skills, this program offers a comprehensive and engaging experience. From June 26 to the end of July, participants will benefit from specialized coaching, dynamic practices, and the chance to partake in friendly meets. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to join a supportive team environment, have fun, and witness remarkable improvements in swimming!
Both new and returning swimmers will undergo assessments to determine their water comfort, submersion proficiency, freestyle, and backstroke abilities, as well as their readiness to swim in varying depths. Assessments will be held on June 6-8.
The developmental swim team is open to youth ages 5-8. Swimmers MUST be at least 5 years of age by June 1, 2023 in order to participate.
Join us for "Funky Fridays!" Back by popular demand, this season's Funky Fridays offer swimmers the opportunity to improve their skills while having fun. Every Friday, from June 30 to July 21, swimmers from both the regular and developmental teams can participate. Don't miss out on this chance to improve and have a fantastic time with the swim team at the Springfield Community Pool!
9:15 - 10:15 AM
One-hour clinic where swimmers can focus on what's important to them, whether it starts, flip turns, strokes, or simply swimming laps.
10:15 - 11:15 AM
Free choice time, including using the diving board, sliding down the slide, and having fun with free swim in the 5-foot pool area with toys.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bocian, Head Coach of the Springfield Community Pool Swim Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.