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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. 

About Us
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 us!    

Mission Statement

To 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.

Goals:

·          To provide correct, consistent instruction in all areas of stroke competency for freestyle, 
   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, and exemplary 
   behavior.
 

 

This shall be accomplished by:

1.      Teaching the four competitive strokes of swimming and give the swimmers a chance to   
 improve in all those areas.

2.     Providing a progressive swimming program base on age group and ability, in cooperation with 
  the United States Swimming competitive program.

3.     Promoting positive self-esteem and learning to give and receive sincere praise.

4.     To learn self discipline and enjoy the benefits of attaining a goal.

5.     Learning and enjoying the benefits of practicing a healthy lifestyle.

6.     Instilling the importance of good sportsmanship.

7.     Understanding that personal improvement is just as important as winning.

8.     Making friends and having FUN!  

Membership Information:

Amarillo Swim Team

806-683-7946 or 806-683-0359
PO Box 8632, Amarillo, Texas 79114-8632

 

Senior Team (14-18 years old)
Monthly Fee: $75.00 per swimmer/month

 

Junior Team (13-16 years old)

Monthly Fee: $70.00 per swimmer/month

 

Black Team (11-15 years old)

Monthly Fee: $60.00 per swimmer/month

 

Blue Team (8-12 years old)

Monthly Fee: $60.00 per swimmer/month

 

Red-White (6-9 years old)

Monthly Fee: $55.00 per swimmer/month    


How do I get my child on the team? How do swimmers "try-out"?
 

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 team.

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 test.

4. The swim test consists of:
 

1.     Having the prospective swimmer swim one length of the pool (25 yards) unaided in any manner they so choose.

2.     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.

3.     Remembering those three things, the swimmer will swim back the 25 yards.

4.     After this, the test is complete.
 

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 team dues.

6. The swimmer can at that point join the team they are placed on for their first practice.

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.

 

 

 

 
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