Come see what the Cardinal Swim Team is about!

Summer swim team is a one-of-a-kind six-week experience for swimmers ages 5-18 to learn competitive stroke in a fun, social environment.  Swimmers learn freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, with competitive opportunities throughout the season to test out what they’ve learned and track their progress.  

Cardinal Swim Coaches guide each practice and stroke education for each swimmer, offering nine practices per week.  The Coaches also offer private lessons. Throughout the swim season, social opportunities for both swimmers and families increase the fun-factor of the team.  Come see what the Cardinal Swim Team is about!

Covid-19 Guidance

Please click here for information about new practice guidelines and layouts to keep our swimmers safe. Make sure to read and understand all guidelines before participating.

Cost

Swim team will cost $100 per swimmer.  Families with several swimmers are charged $100 each for the first two swimmers and $25 for each additional swimmer with a family maximum of $250.  All fees should be paid online through the new Cardinal member portal, here

Communication

Information regarding practice, meets and critical events will be sent out to parents and swimmers via email, using the contact information included in your online your registration forms.  

This information, along with pictures throughout the season, and other key details can also be found online at the Cardinal Swim Team Facebook page.  This is a closed group – so to join, search for the group within Facebook and submit a request to join.  Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the approval. 

Volunteer Expectations

As this is volunteer organization, it is important that every family contributes towards the efforts needed to keep the season running smoothly.  We need every family to have at least one adult volunteer at every home meet or competition event in order to meet our volunteer requirements.  There are lesser requirements for away and city meets, but it is expected that all families will pitch in.  

We will also need assistance with other activities supporting the swim team throughout the season, everything from fund raising, organizing events, and sponsorships to name just a few.  If you are willing to help in other ways, please let one of the parent reps know. 

Swim Team Parent Reps

Sonia Haslam shaslam@encompass-inc.com // (276) 920-4008

Rebekah Matthews  Rebekah.Matthews@conehealth.com // (336) 312-9563

Time Trials

We will be planning a Time Trial event early in the season once we have a better handle on the schedule.  At that time, we will need all of our swimmers and volunteers on deck.  It is important that all swimmers attend as it establishes times for each swimmer for each event so that the coaches can place them in the right events.  Additionally, we run time trials as if it were a meet, so swimmers and parents get an idea of how meets will flow, and parents practice their jobs.

Swim Suits

Since we are not sure what the competitive meet schedule will look like this year, we are making the club swimsuit an optional purchase at this point.  If that changes, we will let families know.  The suit we’ve selected is good for two years though, so if you do make the investment, the suit will still be appropriate for next year’s season.  We would still like to create a team feel at the competitive events we have, so if you don’t have a team suit, please plan on wearing a red/black suit of some sort.   

The TYR Lambent swimsuit is our team suit for 2020 and will also be used for 2021, as they have a 2-year availability.  They will be sourced from Carolina Swim Shop again.  

We will be coordinating a mobile swim shop visit at the pool during one of the practices for folks to buy their swimsuits and accessories.  The swim shop asks that all swimmers coming to the mobile shop wear a swimsuit as try-ons will not be possible.  They have experience sizing swimmers and will make recommendations based on existing suit sizes and by looking at the swimmer.  

If you can’t make the fitting, here is the information to order online:

  • Visit www.carolinaswimshop.com and Click on TEAM 
  • Enter Access Code:  card050519 
  • You will see multiple tabs across the top for your ordering convenience 
  • Select TEAM DELIVERY at the end of your order for Shipping Method (You must first enter your home address as the shipping address but then you will choose TEAM delivery as the shipping method) 
  • Items will be delivered to your team rep
  • The swim shop will also have other team items for order, including personalized caps and additional gear for swimmers and family

Pricing: 

A & B: Female (2 back options) $61.00  

C: Male Jammer $41.00

D: Male Brief $33.00