Welcome to another fun-filled Southampton Swordfish Swim Team season!
Register your child for swim team by filling out the online registration form. A space will be
held for your swimmer once the registration form is submitted along with payment (online or
via check) and one JRAC league waiver per swimmer. When registering in TeamUnify, please note that everyone will be a new member. All swimmers must be registered by June 3 in order to participate in the first meet on Sunday, June 12.
Do You Have a New Swimmer?
To join the team, a child must be at least five years old and able to swim one length of the pool without assistance. Children new to the team (and who haven’t been on another swim team) must have an assessment with a swim coach to be certain that they are ready for the practice environment. Our coaches will work with children one-on-one to determine readiness. Assessments will be held on Sunday, May 8; If you are unable to attend the assessment, coaches can assess during the first week of practice but we ask that new swimmers not partic ipate in practice until the coaches have had an opportunity to meet and work with them. If you have a four year old that you think may be team ready, they are invited to attend the assessment; however our coaches may suggest waiting until the next year.
Age Group Designations
The age of your swimmer as of June 1, 2022, will determine their age group:
• 8-and-Unders (ages 5–8)
NOTE: Some swimmers in their first year on the team will not be ready to practice with the older or more experienced swimmers in their age group. For our 8-and-unders, we will divide these swimmers into lanes to practice with a coach who can work with them on the skills they need to advance to swimming with the rest of the group. New this year, we will also be offering summer stroke and meet ready small group clinics so stay tuned for more information!
NOTE: Swimmers who turn 19 after June 1 may swim the entire season.
Many parents worry about how summer camps and vacations will affect swim practice. Please let the coaches know if your child will be away from practice for an extended time. Though we always recommend regular age group practice attendance — it helps your child make friends with teammates and become a better swimmer — we understand that situations arise where flexibility helps. Please let us know if you have short-term conflicts. Our coaches will be as flexible as possible and can arrange for your child to attend another practice for a short time.
The SRA team suit is a polyester suit in navy, blue and gold, and it is imprinted with our Swordfish team logo! While swimmers are encouraged to wear our team suit, any previous year’s suits are welcome as well. Suits are available for fittings and to purchase at the Disco Sports store on Starling Drive. We encourage all families to attend SRA Day at Disco Sports on Tuesday, April 26 to be fitted for a suit (Dolfin suits run smaller than some other brands) and purchase any other items needed for the season. Disco will have special deals on practice suits and goggles, and they will be donating 7% of the sales that day to our team!
Up through early bird deadline of May 31, 2022:
• Age 5-16: $105 (3rd or more swimmers are $50/each)
• Age 17-18: $25
(Add $5/swimmer after early bird deadline)
Join the e-mail group! Contact the swim team directors or the SRA Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get signed up. Email is the primary and best way for our coaches and volunteers to communicate with you.
- Facebook: We post updates, events, pictures and more on our Facebook group page.
- JRAC (our swim league)
Go swordfish in 2022!
E-mail swim team directors, Cathy Durrette and Jenn Walker, at email@example.com