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Welcome to Our Team!

CAST has a great program geared to helping develop better kids through swimming. Our team practices at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center pool in San Diego, and at West Hills High School in Santee. The levels on our team are based on skill level, not by age and we have a professional coaching staff that gives every swimmer the opportunity to excel.

Please be aware that these are NOT swim lessons! Although swimmers will learn a great deal about proper and efficient swimming, the swimmers will be in a group environment. Be patient as good swimming skills take time. Great swimming skills take many years to perfect.

We do allow parents on deck during practice. We must insist, however, that you remain in the bleachers during practice, and do not communicate (in any way) with your swimmer during practice. Any communication must be directed through the coach. This is not easy. Most parents naturally want to encourage their swimmers. Please reserve this until after practice. If you think your swimmer is not doing something properly, address the coach after practice instead of addressing the swimmer. Your role as a parent is to support your child’s efforts in swimming while the coach’s role is to help them learn as much as possible about swimming and life while participating with CAST.

CAST is a competitive swim team and the coaching staff encourages all swimmers to compete in about one regulated swim meet per month. In addition, there is an annual team banquet that all swimmers and their families are encouraged to attend and an annual swimmer’s retreat.

For their first practice, your swimmer will need:

          1 - Swimsuit
          2 - Goggles
          3 - Towel
          4 - Fins (while not required for first practice, they will need them very quickly)

Monthly fees are charged depending on a swimmers placement within a group. There is an annual registration fee, which covers insurance and registration in United States Swimming. 

 

Monthly Dues:
• Fees range from $80-$160 per month depending on group placement. exact current fees are listed on page 3 in the team application: Here
•A $5 discount for each additional swimmer within the family.
•Fees are due on the first of each month.
•Late charge for fees paid after the 10th of the month.
•There are mandatory fundraising requirements for each member/family.
•CAST has a no refund policy.

Please see the "Forms/Documents" tab above for more information and a CAST Team application.