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2018-2019 CAT Registration

Open for Returning Members

8/15/18 - 7/15/19

Open for New Members

8/15/18 - 7/15/19


Welcome to the Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) electronic registration for the 2018-2019 swim season!  Founded in 1978, CAT is a year round, parent owned swim team.  There are training groups for novice competitive swimmers, groups for swimmers with varying degrees of competitive swimming experience, and a US Masters Swimming training group for adults (fitness, triathletes, or competitive adult swimmers).  The team currently practices from September - July at Fike Recreation Center on the Clemson University campus and Central Clemson Recreation Center (CCRC). 

Both returning swimmers and new swimmers must register through the online registration portal.   Please follow the instructions to register for the 2018-2019 swim season. 

Minimum Swimming Requirements:  Your athlete must be able to swim at least 50 yards freestyle, 25 yards of one other stroke, and be comfortable in the water.  We will hold evaluations Monday August 27, 2018 and Tuesday August 28, 2018, 4:30-6 pm (either day but not both). Evaluations are held in the McHugh Natatorium in Fike Recreation Center on Clemson's campus. Please enter through the Sun-deck, using the doors furthest from the Stadium. It is drop-in and the evaluations are first-come first serve, and take about 15 minutes in the water. Please have the child in a swim suit, with googles if you have them, and a towel. After August 28, please contact Head Coach Jon Mengering at NEW SWIMMERS: DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN EVALUATED.

Two Week Trial:  If you or your child are wondering if swimming is for you and your family, we offer a 2-week trial with registration.  You must complete the entire registration process.  Choose to pay with a check and bring the check to the pool.  We will hold the check until you make your decision.  If you decide not to continue after 2 weeks, your check will be destroyed or returned without being deposited. Note: This does not mean your swim fees are prorated for the two weeks if you join.

Costs:  CAT offers monthly tuition plans with discounts for multiple swimmers per family.   In addition to the monthly tuition, a membership fee is required to be paid at registration.  The membership fee is not prorated (except for those swimmers who register after March 31, 2019) as it covers fixed costs associated with USA-S registration and other club administration costs.  There is also a family volunteer requirement to help run the CAT hosted swim meets this season which are the team's major source of fundraising.  Finally, competition suits, practice equipment, and swim meet entry fees are the responsibility of each swimmer. CAT does offer an outreach program for those who qualify for using guidelines from the South Carolina Local Swim Committee. 


Fees 2018-2019
Training Squad Annual Membership Fee Monthly Tuition
Hydrotigers $165.00 $95.00
Junior $165.00 $130.00
Adv. Junior $165.00 $160.00
Senior $165.00 $190.00
Masters $77.00 $75.00


We look forward to having you join the Clemson Aquatic Team and are excited for a great swim season!

Other Contact Information:  Contact Brandon Ross ( regarding questions related to fees or CAT's outreach program.  Please email with general questions.