Registration for 2019 Summer Recreational Swim Clinic will begin April 8th for Members & Residents and on April 15th for General Admission.
Registration is available starting on April 8th for Members & Residents and on April 15th for General Admission at either at The Center's Welcome Desk or online.
Member / Passholder / Residents
Thursday, June 20th will be picture day, as well as the second home meet. All swimmers should arrive at the Center of Clayton at 4:45pm. Before warm-ups we will hand out shirts and allow parents to take a team photo in the gym.
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 3rd 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. The last day of the 2019 season will be on Thursday June 27th. .
Age 5-7 - Course code 22451
Monday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Tuesday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Thursday - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at The Center of Clayton
Ages 8-14 - Course code 22453
Monday - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Tuesday - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at The Center of Clayton
Wednesday - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Shaw Park Aquatic Center
Thursday - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at The Center of Clayton
There are 3 swim meets (listed below) throughout the summer. These meets are "fun" meets and are not timed. 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.
All meets will start at 5:30pm. Warm-ups will be at 5:15pm.
Thursday, June 13th at The Center of Clayton
Thursday, June 20th at The Center of Clayton
Thursday, June 27th at The Center of Clayton
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 email@example.com.
Head Swim Coach
Assistant Swim Coach