Swim Team Information
We have two parts to our swim team. Our Special Needs/Neurodivergent kids that practice on Mondays and Wednesday, and our neurotypical kids that practice Mondays through Fridays. They each have separate requirements to be able to join the team. To be part of the Special Needs group the child needs to have a documented divergency that is debilitating in any way, or a physical disability. Some examples are, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida, or other diversities. They also need to be able to swim 25 yards without stopping and without touching the bottom or sides of the pool.
To be part of our Neurotypical group, the parent of the child needs to present proof of low income, such as proof of EBT, proof of free/reduced lunch in school, etc. and also be able to swim 25 yards across the pool.
If your child meets one of the group requirements you can bring him in any Wednesday at 4:45 pm for a swim test. No appointment is needed. Just come in any Wednesday ready to test. One of the coaches at the pool will give the swim test. We practice at the Salvation Army pool located at 1501 Nth Q. Street which is off of Pace Blvd.
Once the swim test is passed they are on the team. There is no charge to be part of the team and after two weeks of coming to practices they will receive their first swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, and t-shirt for free.
SEASTARS has an incentive program that allows the swimmers to earn points that they can use towards additional swim gear as they need it. We have two separate teams that practice with different schedules.
Our Special Needs team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays. They have three different times for practice depending on which group the swimmer is placed with. Those times are 3:30, 4:00, or 4:30.
Our Financial Needs team meets Monday-Friday. Beginners practice 5:00-6:15 and our advanced team practice 5:00-7:00.
Ways to earn points are attendance, sportsmanship, meeting swim goals, and community service, which are planned as often as possible. Examples of Community Service are maintaining the pool deck, or helping with community cleanup.
To participate in swim meets that we have throughout the year the swimmer must attend at least two practices per week.