Iguanas Swim Club- Since 1995
We have never turned anyone away for
inability to pay and are willing to work with families who
need a discount- but no swimmers will be
allowed to participate without registering first.
are encouraged to develop sportsmanship in addition to their
swimming skills. Member families work collectively as
a team with emphasis on creating good swimmers and good people
outside the pool. Iguanas practice between 2 and 12 hours per
week depending on age, experience and goals
Iguanas swim at Roosevelt High School (3426 W.
Wilson, 5:30 PM- M thru F) , Northeastern Illinois U
(Foster at St. Louis, 4:30 PM- Tues and Thurs) and Jones Prep (700
S. State St.-6:15 PM M thru Thurs). New and novice
members should plan on 2 or 3 days a week and experienced and more
competitive swimmers will practice up to 6 times a
certified by USA Swimming and the American Swim Coaches
Association. The staff is actively supported with
educational efforts in order to bring the best coaching and
teaching practices to our participants.
Road To Minnesota from
Andrea Esperon on Vimeo.
Iguanas team members overcome their shyness in their quest to
post top results at the MYAS Regional Meet at University of
When does the fall season begin? How long does it
A. Our try-outs and evaluations begin
September 11th. The season goes through the end of February
and into March for certain qualifiers for championship meets.We
also offer spring and summer sessions.
This will be my child's first year. Do they need to attend every
A. No. They do need to attend consistently
2x/week for 8 and Unders and 3x/week for 9-12 year olds.
We understand that some weeks they may not be able to because
of other activities. We hope as they progress they may choose
swimming as their favorite activity and may then make a larger
Is there a parent volunteer
A. Yes. We need parents to help at the swim meets
we host or serve on a committee. We also have a rotating schedule of timers
for away meets.
How do practices and meets work? What do they need for their
A. Please send them with 2 pairs of goggles and
have them wear their suit under their clothes to the pool- and then
change to dry clothes after. They should also bring a refillable
water bottle with name on it and their TYR Crossblade
fins. They do not need a special suit right away. For more
info on meets take a look at the Team
- We recommend our
TEAM STORE for swim equipment and team suits. Our team
policy should you join is to always have 2 pairs of goggles with
you at each practice and the TYR Crossblade Fins that you will
have to purchase.
- Swimmers in our
advanced Bronze 2/Silver training groups are encouraged to
mesh bag and
Finis Glide Swimmer's Snorkel
- Mesh bag and any
equipment can be stored at the pool by members. Please have
equipment/bag marked with names!
Do I have to register before tryouts?
A. If you are a new first year family and not
particularly sure that your child is ready or qualified for the
team then you may attend tryout week or a practice before
registration and payment.
Do we need to attend every meet?
A. No, but keep in mind that meets are an important
part of the swim team experience. We encourage newest and youngest
swimmers to attend at least a minimum schedule that includes meets
we host and those geared to novice swimmers. When the meet schedule
is out in September we will be sure to point out the ones geared
for new participants.We offer a variety of locations and host home
meets as well as attending local travel meets.