Swim Team

Chandler Aquatic's six-week summer recreation swim team program is designed to develop the potential of children and teens who are interested in a swim team experience. The goal is to enhance the physical and mental fitness of all children ages 5½ to 18 who participate in the program. The swim team experience teaches basic competitive swimming skills, builds self-esteem and improves strokes. It’s a great way to meet new friends, stay active and explore the swim team program.

By giving them a positive experience through teamwork, learning good sportsmanship, correct stroke technique and the rules of the sport, by developing positive attitudes and self-esteem from their accomplishments, it is hoped that they will realize their full potential through self-discipline and hard work.

 

Arrowhead Dolphins practice at Arrowhead Pool.

June 5 - July 20
Tuesday thru Friday 

  • Ages 5½ to 8 from 8-8:50 a.m.
  • Ages 9 to 11 from 7-7:50 a.m.
  • Ages 12 to 18 from 6-6:50 a.m.

 Swimmers are asked to arrive at practice 10 minutes early to stretch and warm-up. Attendance at practice is highly recommended.
No practice or swim meet week July 2-7.

Swim Meets

Most swim meets are held Saturday mornings from 7-10:45 a.m. Home meets will be posted at the pool at which you practice. Saturday meets will start at 7:30 a.m. with warm-ups at 7 a.m. See the team handbook for the complete schedule.

Team Swimsuit (optional):

Order a swimsuit online through East Valley Sports

Contact

Coach Denise

 

Register for Arrowhead Dolphins

Arrowhead Sea Lions practice at Arrowhead Pool.

June 4 - July 19
Monday through Thursday

  • Ages 5½ to 9 from 6-6:50 p.m.
  • Ages 10 to 18 from 7-7:50 p.m.

Swimmers are asked to arrive at practice 10 minutes early to stretch and warm-up. Attendance at practice is highly recommended.
No practice or swim meet week July 2-7.

Swim Meets

Most swim meets are held Saturday mornings from 7-10:45 a.m. Home meets will be posted at the pool at which you practice. Saturday meets will start at 7:30 a.m. with warm-ups at 7 a.m. See the team handbook for the complete schedule.

Team Swimsuit (optional):

Order a swimsuit online through East Valley Sports

Contact

Coach

 

Register for Arrowhead Sea Lions

West Chandler Hammerheads practice at Nozomi Aquatic Center.

June 4 - July 19
Monday through Thursday

  • Ages 5½ to 10 from 7:45-8:35 p.m.
  • Ages 11 to 18 from 8:35-9:25 p.m.

Swimmers are asked to arrive at practice 10 minutes early to stretch and warm-up. Attendance at practice is highly recommended.
No practice or swim meet week July 2-7.

Swim Meets

Most swim meets are held Saturday mornings from 7-10:45 a.m. Home meets will be posted at the pool at which you practice. Saturday meets will start at 7:30 a.m. with warm-ups at 7 a.m. See the team handbook for the complete schedule.

Team Swimsuit (optional):

Order a swimsuit online through East Valley Sports

Contact

Coach Brian

 

Register for West Chandler Hammerheads

Mesquite Groves Sting Rays practice at the Mesquite Groves Aquatics Center.

June 4 - July 19
Monday through Thursday

  • Ages 5½ to 8 from 6-6:50 p.m.
  • Ages 9 to 10 from 5-5:50 p.m.
  • Ages 11 to 18 from 4-4:50 p.m.

Swimmers are asked to arrive at practice 10 minutes early to stretch and warm-up. Attendance at practice is highly recommended.
No practice or swim meet week July 2-7.

Swim Meets

Most swim meets are held Saturday mornings from 7-10:45 a.m. Home meets will be posted at the pool at which you practice. Saturday meets will start at 7:30 a.m. with warm-ups at 7 a.m. See the team handbook for the complete schedule.

Team Swimsuit (optional):

Order a swimsuit online through East Valley Sports

Contact

Coach

 

Register for Mesquite Groves String Rays

This program is for new and previously enrolled recreation swim team participants to ensure readiness for the recreation swim team and review strokes with our returning swimmers. We are looking to help individuals develop the skills necessary to be a part of the recreation swim teams, enhance stroke techniques and stroke mechanics.

Emphasis is placed on proper body position on the front and backstroke, streamline body position, develop a strong flutter, breaststroke and dolphin kick. This class is fast paced, fun and the participants will begin building strength and stamina while learning. Our goals are to improve on existing swimming skills and increase endurance.

Pre-requisite: 
Registration is open to individuals, ages 5½ to 18 years and must have completed the American Red Cross swimming ability equivalent to our Fish class. Participants must be able to perform the freestyle and backstroke with some proficiency.

  • Participants ages 5½-8 MUST be able to swim continuously for 25-yards of freestyle with rotary breathing.
  • Participants ages 9-18 MUST be able to swim continuously for 50-yards of freestyle with rotary breathing. 


Register for the Swim Team Prep Academy

Swim Team Registration Questions

Registration is open to individuals, ages 5-1/2 to 18 and must have completed the American Red Cross swimming ability equivalent to our Fish class. No exceptions can be made. Participants must be able to perform, with some proficiency, the following strokes: freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

  • 5½ to 8 years old - MUST be able to swim continuously for 25 yards freestyle with rotary breathing AND 25 yards of backstroke.
  • 9 to 18 years old - MUST be able to swim continuously for 50 yards freestyle with rotary breathing AND 50 yards of backstroke.

Registration is age specific. The cutoff date for the age verification is June 1, 2018. Your child must be 5½ on or before this date. You must register your child in their age group category despite their swimming ability. For example, if your child is 7 years of age he/she cannot be registered for the 9-10 year-old age group.

Priority registration will be given to all Chandler residents registering for our swimming lesson programs and recreation swim teams. 

Residents will be granted one week of priority registration for these programs. After one week, the registration process will be open to non-residents, if sufficient space exists in the program/class. 
 
To ensure all individuals have an opportunity to participate in our lesson program. Enrollees will only be allowed to register for one program per season.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING PARTICIPANTS:
You are considered a returning participant if you were enrolled in our Recreation Swim Team program prior to the 2017 season.

We have waived verification requirements for these participants unless your address changed from the 2017 season. If you had an address change, certification requirements will be imposed.

You must contact the Aquatics Office at (480) 782-2756 prior to April 9, 2018, to change and verify your new address. Proof of residency will be verified through our registration system.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS:
You are considered a new participant if you were not enrolled in our Recreation Swim Team program prior to the 2017 season.

Chandler residents utilizing our priority registration will be required to provide age verification and guardianship prior to April 9. Verification document will include:

Enrollee’s birth certificate (proof of age) and if applicable, a letter from the state/court for legal guardianship.

If registering online, you must send an email attachment, fax, or mail verification documents using the procedures outlined in the question below.

If registering online, you may submit your verification document(s) in any of the following ways:

E-mail a PDF attachment to Jessica Chamberlain.

FAX
(480) 782-2560 - Attn: Jessica C.

MAIL     
City of Chandler
Attn: Aquatic Registration, MS 906
PO Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244
  
If registering by mail or drop-off, attach copies of verification document(s) to your registration form.   
Mail-in and drop-off registration form: English 
Mail-in and drop-off registration form: Spanish

Mail-in or Drop-off registration forms will be accepted after January 9 and processed randomly starting at 10 a.m. on April 9 for residents and 10 a.m. on April 16 for nonresidents.
 
Send your registration form, verification document(s), and payment to:

    City of Chandler
    Attn: Aquatic Registration, MS 906
    PO Box 4008
    Chandler, AZ 85244