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!

Our 2021 Preseason Parent Q&A session is available here. (will be updated with 2022 sessions as they occur)

Cost

Early bird dues paid through May 7th will be $105/swimmer for the first 2 swimmers, $50/swimmer for any additional family members, with a family cap of $300.  Registration includes a team t-shirt and cap for each swimmer.  After that date, there is a rate increase for “late registration” ($125/$65), and there is no guarantee that t-shirts will be available for swimmers registering late.  This price structure is the same for Chirps and swim team members. Registration will start Monday 3/28 at 8am and will be available HERE.  All fees must be paid through the website. Please email the 3 forms to swimteam@cardinalswimandtennis.com or bring them to your first practice. 

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

The Cardinal Swim Team is primarily a volunteer organization and requires the commitment of not only the swimmer but the entire family.  All parents of Cardinal swimmers are asked to volunteer at the meets during the season.  Whether it’s an “easy” job or a “tough” job, your help is crucial to the success of our team. Home meets require upwards of 100 volunteers, while away meets will require less.  For almost all volunteer roles, NO experience or training is necessary, however there are certain important roles (Referee, Starter, Stroke & Turn Judges) that require training through CSA (more info to come).  Job descriptions are outlined in the Swim Meet Volunteers document.

A sign-up genius will be sent out before each meet indicating how many and which type of volunteers are needed. If your child is swimming in the meet we ask that at least one parent sign up for one volunteer shift.  By registering your swimmer for our team, you are committing to volunteer when needed.  This season as an incentive/thank you for volunteering we will be holding a raffle for gift cards at the end of each meet.  If you have volunteered, your name will be placed in the “hat” to win a gift card.

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

General team email – swimteam@cardinalswimandtennis.com

Sonia Haslam

Rebekah Matthews

Ginny Inscore – Registration

Darrell Stultz – Suits, Gear & Clothing

Anne Cullinan – Volunteer Coordination

Kristen Fridinger – Fundraising & Swim for Cancer

We are still looking for volunteers to help with things like planning social events, sponsorships, marketing/social media, etc. If you have a talent or interest and time to help, please let one of the reps know. 

Time Trials

We will be planning a Time Trial event early in the season once we have a better handle on the schedule.  This is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning May 28th during our regular practice time.  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

  • The team suits for the 2022 swim season will be the same as the previous year.

                                               Speedo Endurance+ with logo

                                                                    $61 – Ladies

                                                                  $45 – Jammer

                                                                     $37 – Brief

  • Each swimmer will be provided with a team cap & shirt as part of their registration fees.  Personalized caps are available through the team store.
  • Coach Christina recommends that each swimmer has swimming fins if possible (these are available on the webstore).
  • Additional clothing options for swimmers and their family will be made available later.

Webpage: www.augustaswimsupply.com

Team Login:  Cardinal

Password:  1234

NOTE: You should use a phone and not a computer or tablet, to access the team login, click on the little person icon in the upper right corner and this will take you to the team login site.