Welcome to Amarillo Swim Team (AST). AST is a member of United
States Swimming, the national governing body of competitive
swimming. The club is an age group, competitive swim program
serving the Amarillo community.
AST has been
serving Amarillo since 1969. The outstanding reputation we have
gained in the Texas Panhandle is well deserved. Our swimmers have
achieved success at all levels of competition, including senior
nationals. We consistently place swimmers on the top and some have
become champions. We have sent swimmers to college on scholarships
and many other swimmers have gone on to swim at High School State,
Texas Age Groups Championships, Southern Zones, Regional
Championships, and World Class Competitions. Striving to be of
benefit to every swimmer has always been our primary goal. All
individuals are important assets to our team. We would be honored
to have your swimmer in our fine program.
We accept swimmers
at any age that can swim one length of the pool. If you would like
to schedule a tryout or have any questions, please contact
Coach DeMar at: (806) 683-7946
or Coach Douglass at: (806) 683-0359.
Come swim with
promote the sport of competitive swimming through positive
motivation and the teaching of sound stroke mechanics in an
atmosphere of high moral and ethical standards encouraging
sportsmanship and personal growth at all levels.
To provide correct,
consistent instruction in all areas of stroke competency for
backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
To establish a
progression for endurance training at all levels.
To set ethical and
moral standards among swimmers.
To provide and
organized team and group activities.
To instruct swimmers
on other areas such as nutrition, prioritizing one’s life,
shall be accomplished by:
Teaching the four
competitive strokes of swimming and give the swimmers a chance
improve in all those areas.
2. Providing a progressive swimming
program base on age group and ability, in cooperation
the United States Swimming competitive
3. Promoting positive self-esteem
and learning to give and receive sincere praise.
learn self discipline and enjoy the benefits of attaining a
5. Learning and enjoying the
benefits of practicing a healthy lifestyle.
6. Instilling the importance of
7. Understanding that personal
improvement is just as important as winning.
8. Making friends and having
8632, Amarillo, Texas 79114-8632
Senior Team (14-18 years
Monthly Fee: $75.00 per swimmer/month
Junior Team (13-16
Monthly Fee: $70.00 per
Black Team (11-15 years
Monthly Fee: $60.00 per
Blue Team (8-12
Monthly Fee: $60.00 per
Red-White (6-9 years old)
Monthly Fee: $55.00 per
How do I get my
child on the team? How do swimmers
1. Call Coach DeMar @
806.683.7946 or Coach Douglass at 806.683.0359 so they
are aware of your intent to try-out for the
2. Discuss with the Coach
other requirements to joining the team.
3. Bring your child to the
pool on a Monday or Tuesday night at 5:00pm (while school is in
session) or on Mondays at 8:00am (during the summer) and find one
of the coaches on deck and let them know you are there for a swim
4. The swim test consists
Having the prospective swimmer swim
one length of the pool (25 yards) unaided in any manner they so
Once they get to the other end, the
coach conducting the test will give the swimmer 3 stroke
improvements to try to incorporate into their stroke.
Remembering those three things, the
swimmer will swim back the 25 yards.
After this, the test is
5. At the completion of the
test, the coach will meet with the parent and swimmer and discuss
the team placement, who the swimmer’s main coach will
be, the nights the team practices, and the cost per month for the
6. The swimmer can at that
point join the team they are placed on for their first
Hopefully this outline will
help everyone understand what is involved in the try-out and
encourage more swimmers to join the team without anxiety of what
the try-out entails...
See you at the pool!
After the Try-Out: You will need to fill out our
Registration, please click on the "Start Registration" link on
the top left of the page.