Registration for 2019 Summer Recreational Swim Team will begin April 8th for Members & Residents and on April 15th for General Admission.
Welcome to the 2018 Clayton Recreational Swim Team! Below you will find practice schedules, meet schedules, and other pertinent information.
Registration is available starting on February 1, 2018 at either at The Center's Welcome Desk or online.
Member / Passholder / Residents
$120.00/ child age 5-8 or $140.00/ child age 9-14
$150.00/ child age 5-8 or $190.00/child age 9-14
Thursday, June 28th will be picture day, as well as the first home meet. All swimmers should arrive at the Center of Clayton at 4:45pm. Before warm-ups we will hand out shirts and take a team photo on the patio.
The Aquatic Program Weather Hotline is 314-290-8592. In cases of inclement weather this hotline will be updated by 4:15pm on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Practices held at Shaw Park Aquatic Center will not be moved or rescheduled if canceled.
Practice will begin the week of June 4th according to the schedule outlined below for each age group. Monday and Wednesday practices will be held at Shaw Park Aquatic Center. Tuesday and Thursday practices will be held at The Center of Clayton. There will be no practice on Wednesday, July 4th. The last day of the 2018 season will be on Thursday July, 12th.
Group A (5-6) - Course code 6399
Monday - NO Practice
Tuesday - 5:15pm - 6:15pm at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday - 5:15pm - 6:15pm at Shaw Park Pool
Thursday - 5:15pm - 6:15pm at The Center of Clayton
Group B (7-8) - Course code 7279
Monday - 5:15pm - 6:15pm at Shaw Park Pool
Tuesday - 6:15pm - 7:15pm at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday - NO Practice
Thursday - 6:15pm - 7:15pm at The Center of Clayton
Group C (9-14) - Course code 6400
Monday - 6:15pm - 7:15pm at Shaw Park Pool
Tuesday - 7:15pm - 8:15pm at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday - 6:15pm - 7:15pm at Shaw Park Pool
Thursday - 7:15pm - 8:15pm at The Center of Clayton
There are 4 swim meets (listed below) throughout the summer. These meets are "fun" meets. Each age group will swim against themselves. Each swimmer will swim 1 lap (25 yards) of each: Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Swimmers will start in the pool, not the starting blocks. No Stroke Judges will be used for the meets, so no child will be disqualified for improper strokes. We may be asking parents for assistance during the swim meets to help with things such as bullpen monitoring and handing out ribbons.
All meets will start at 5:30pm. Warm-ups will be at 5:15pm.
Thursday, June 21st at The Center of Clayton
Thursday, June 28th at The Center of Clayton
Thursday, July 5th at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday, July 11th at Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Q: Are all practices mandatory?
A: No, we know summer is a time for vacations and other activities. There is no requirement on the number of practices you must attend to stay on the team or participate in the meets. However in the interest of improvement and experience, it is best to attend as many practices as possible.
Q: What is the minimum distance my child needs to swim?
A: A minimum of 25 yards without stopping or struggling is required to be on the team.
Q: What equipment is required?
A: Swimmers are required to have a pair of goggles. A swim cap is recommended for swimmers with longer hair. The City of Clayton will provide a kickboard to all swimmers for use during practice.
Q: How long do the meets last?
A: The meets last approximately 2 hours.
Q: I don't think my child is in the correct group, what should I do?
A: Swimmers are tested and separated into groups based off of their swimming ability during the first week of practice. If you feel your child is in the incorrect group you can discuss it with the Head Coach after practice. The Head Coach may reevaluate your child and place him/her in the appropriate swim group.
You can reach the coaches with questions regarding the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Swim Coach
Assistant Swim Coach