Summer Swim Team

Information

The Samena Swim Team is a summer only team for club members, ages 5 to high school. Our season begins each year in 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, with swimmers racing 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 parking lot attendants. 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.

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 swimteam@samena.com to set up an appointment.

Tryouts
Please contact swimteam@samena.com to schedule

Pre-requisites: Proficiency in all four strokes and ability to swim 50 yards of each (25 yards for 8 & unders)

Registration
Opens April 15

Parent Meeting
May 6, 7-8:30pm

Volunteer Work
Volunteer work is required by all parents in order for your child to participate in the team. Families must volunteer at least three separate times. There are lots of fun jobs for parents ranging from timers to ‘clerk of course’ workers. It is a great way to meet fellow Members and support the team. We need all parents’ participation for a successful season!
Failure to fulfill volunteer hours will result in a $400 fee.

Team Unify Registration
Our team management software, Team Unify, is used for coach communications, meet signups, volunteer registration, and posting results.  Once you have registered via Samena for this season, please also register on Team Unify: https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/recmsstwa/page/home
Team Unify Registration will begin Monday May 6th.  Registration is required to participate on summer swim team.

Cost: $300

Optional Pre-Season Clinics (for registered 2024 season Summer Swim Team swimmers only):
$20 – Register Here
Starts & Turns
10 & under: Tues 5/7 5-6pm, Weds 5/8 4-5pm
11 & up: Tues 5/7 4-5pm, Weds 5/8 5-6pm

Butterfly/Breaststroke
10 & under: Thurs 5/9 5-6pm, Fri 5/10 4-5pm
11 & up: Thurs 5/9 4-5pm, Fri 5/10 5-6pm

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2024 Season

Practices

May 13 – June 18

8 & unders: Mon/Weds 4:45-5:30pm or Tues/Thurs 4-4:45pm

9-10’s: Mon/Weds 4-4:45pm or Tues/Thurs 4:45-5:30pm

11-12’s: Mon/Weds 5-6pm or Tues/Thurs 4-5pm

13-14’s: Mon/Weds/Fri 4-5pm or Tues/Thurs/Fri 5-6pm

15 & up: Mon/Weds/Fri 4-5pm or Tues/Thurs/Fri 5-6pm

June 19 – July 26

8 & unders: Mon-Fri 10:15-11am

9-10’s: Mon-Fri 8:45-9:30am

11-12’s: Mon-Fri 9:30-10:15am

13-14’s: Mon-Fri 7:45-8:45am

15 & up: Mon-Fri 7:45-8:45am


Time Trials

May 31, starting at 4:30pm
Time Trials are used to get swimmers used to the swim meet format and will be run very similar to our swim meets.  Swimmers should expect time trials to go until about 8pm.  Based on times, swimmers will be recommended to participate in either the A or B meets.  In the end, many swimmers participate in both A and B meets.


Swim Meets

Swim Meets start mid-June, hosted on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons
Specific meet schedule will be determined by swimmer’s placement on A team or B team
Parents – Check Team Unify or contact coaches for details

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