Summer Swim Team
The Samena Swim Team is a summer only team for club members, ages 5 to high school. Our season begins each year in late May and lasts through July with Midlakes Swim League divisional and league championships the final two weekends.
Samena swim team is a member of Midlakes Swim League. We abide by the rules and objectives of Midlakes and seek to provide a fun and relaxed competitive swimming environment for young swimmers.
Samena swim team offers young swimmers a fun way to perfect competitive swimming strokes, to develop starts and turns, and to build physical fitness while swimming with others of the same age and ability. Although swimming is an individual sport, participating on swim team helps create an enthusiasm for swimming that is hard to achieve by just swimming alone. Swim team promotes team building skills, friendliness, and sportsmanlike conduct among teammates and opponents.
Samena swim team is competitive–swimmers race at swim meets against other swimmers in their age group. Swim meets emphasize fun and personal improvement. They teach that success isn’t necessarily winning, but is related to hard work and doing your best. Swim team helps teach that competition, winning and losing are all part of life.
How To Join
Who Can Join?
Any Samena Club member in good standing who meets the following requirements may join.
- Must be at least 5 years old.
- Must have a minimum proficiency in each of the four swimming strokes: freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke.
- Must, as a family, be willing to volunteer to help with swim meets, or be willing to pay additional fees to cover costs.
Swim team is not a substitute for swim lessons. Swimmers who have completed lessons through Level 6 are best-prepared for swim team. If a new swimmer hasn’t completed these lessons but thinks he or she is ready for swim team, there are swim team tryouts for new swimmers immediately before the swim team information meeting held at Samena in May.
How to Join
To sign up a swimmer who is new to Samena swim team, please also attend the swim team tryouts held at Samena immediately before the pre-season information meeting. If you are unable to attend the Parent Meeting & Tryouts, please contact the coaches at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Samena Members Only; $200 per swimmer
New Swimmer Tryouts: May 12th, 13th, and 14th from 3-4pm
Parent Meeting: Tuesday May 18th 7:00-8:30pm (On Zoom; ALL parents, not just new due to changes)
Registration: Friday April 16th
Practice: Monday – Friday
Tuesday June 1st – Friday July 23rd* *Pending final schedule alignment with Midlakes
Meets start: June 22nd (Tuesdays or Thursdays starting at 4pm)
Tuesdays: Ages 10 and Under, Thursdays: Ages 11 and Up
No A/B groups this year
Pre-Summer Practice Schedule: Tuesday June 1 – Friday June 21, afternoons until school gets out
|4:00-4:30pm||12||8 years old and under||Indoor Pool|
|4:30-5:00pm||12||8 years old and under||Indoor Pool|
|4:00-4:45pm||25||9/10 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|4:45-5:30pm||25||9/10 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|5:30-6:15pm||25||11/12 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|6:15-7:00pm||25||11/12 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|7:00-8:00pm||25||13/14 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|8:00-9:00pm||25||15+ years old||Outdoor Pool|
Summer Practice Schedule: Tuesday June 22 – Friday July 23, mornings once school is out
|7:00-7:45am||25||9/10 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|7:45-8:30am||25||9/10 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|8:15-9:15am (8:15-8:30 Dryland)||25||15+ years old||Outdoor Pool|
|9:00-10:00am (9-9:15 Dryland)||25||13/14 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|10:00-10:45am||25||11/12 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|10:45am-11:30am||25||11/12 years old||Outdoor Pool|
|11:30am-12:00pm||24 (both groups)||8 and Under||Outdoor Pool|