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.
Volunteer work is required by all parents in order for your child to participate on the team. There are lots of fun jobs for parents ranging from timers to concession stand workers. It is a great way to meet fellow Members and support the team. We need all parents’ participation for a successful season!
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 before the pre-season information meeting. If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting & Tryouts, please contact the coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Summer 2023 Season
Will return in May!