The Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) is a not-for-profit,
volunteer-based, year-round swim team serving the Greater Clemson
area. Established in 1978, CAT is a member of USA Swimming (USAS)
and SC Swimming and is the community partner of Clemson University
Diving. CAT practices daily and hosts swim meets in the McHugh
Natatorium of Fike Recreation Center on the Clemson campus.
CAT athletes train year-round, emphasizing stroke development,
realistic goal-setting & achievement, effective time management
skills, and personal responsibility. Swimming is the sports
activity most recommended by physicians, providing superb exercise,
enhanced aerobic capacity, full-body muscle development, and
improved coordination. And when compared with student-athletes in
other sports, swimmers average the highest GPA!
There are no bench warmers in swimming! All CAT swimmers can
compete throughout the year at meets matched to their achievement
level. From the novice to the nationally-ranked swimmer, CAT
provides fun and appropriate training and competition opportunities
for all ages and abilities.
CAT offers five age-group training squads and an active US
Masters squad of adults. Each training group has its own schedule,
from 2-6 days per week. CAT athletes are ages five and older.
For more information on swimming with CAT, call
301-442-7859 or email us at CAT@clemsonaquaticteam.org
to set up a free athlete evaluation. Information about swim
fees can be found under the "Team Information" tab.
If you want to observe a practice or talk to the coaches at
stated practice times only, enter the pool from the sun deck at the
back of the building. CAT Age-group swimmers practice at McHugh
Natatorium in Fike Recreation Center on the Clemson University
campus (251 Williamson Rd in Clemson). CAT Master's swimmers
practice at the Clemson Central Recreation Center (130 Commons Wy
in Central) and at Fike; see the Team Information Page.
Fike is located across from the east end of the Death Valley
See the Team Information page for information and training