Stonewall Park Swim Team
Stonewall Park is a summer swim team with a fun,
supportive atmosphere that instills personal excellence, athletic
development, respect for others, and sportsmanship. We offer an
enriching swim experience to children and families from diverse
backgrounds. We share a commitment to working hard, mastering new
skills, and supporting each other.
Our team is open to everyone, no matter where you live. There are
no residency or HOA requirements. Welcome!
Our coaching staff provides instruction for all ages and
abilities--from beginners just mastering basic stroke techniques
(Lil' Firecrackers, starting at age 4) to experienced swimmers up
to age 18. Many of our swimmers are year-round swimmers, and some
of them are ranked in the top tier at the county and state level.
SPST swimmers often go on to swim at the college level after they
"age out," and many have come back as coaches or assistant coaches
during their college years. All of our coaches are appropriately
certified and trained in life-saving techniques. Their focus is to
ensure that the time our children spend swimming is quality
As part of the Prince William Swim League (PWSL), we compete
in the PWSL Divisional Championships each year. In 2017, we won the
Divisionals Championship in our tier, moving us up to the Black
Division in the county ranking.
The goal of our team is to provide every swim team member with an
IMPROVE his or her swimming technique
DEVELOP mastery of all 4 strokes
WORK toward specific goals and achieve personal bests
LEARN how to compete and contribute to the success of the
Our philosophy is one of inclusion: we want every swimmer to
participate and know that they are a valued part of the team. In
turn, we encourage every swimmer and family to positively
contribute to the Stonewall Park Swim Team "community." This
includes supporting team members by ensuring they attend all
practices and meets, as well as volunteering to fulfill the many
important roles that are required to run each swim meet, such as
Timers, Recorders, Stroke-and-Turn officials, etc. (see the
Volunteering tab for more information). We have a wonderful group
of parents who play a vital role in making the team the special
group it is.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Unlike many summer swim teams, we are an independent group and are
not connected to a particular community or HOA. We are open
everyone who wants a great swim experience. We swim at Stonewall
Park Pool, a public pool run by the City of Manassas. As a
nonprofit club, we are run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors
that is elected by the team each year. Team parents and family
members are encouraged to become involved with the Board and run
for Board office. The Board meets regularly throughout the year to
ensure that we can provide the community with an opportunity to be
part of a swim team that is reflective of our values and
We Are Not Your Average Swim Team!
For more info, see our Swimmer Handbook.