The HEAT Swimming offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the HEAT Swimming to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
Please call us at 314-576-3028 to schedule an evaluation/placement, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.
This group is for ages 3 and over and designed for any ability level. They meet for 30 minutes once per week.
Pre-Team is for the advanced swim lesson student looking for more of a challenge, and for younger swimmers not yet interested in or ready to swim 3 days per week and meets for 45 minutes.
*As part of a member of HEAT Swimming you are expected to participate in at least the two HEAT hosted swim meets.
Stroke Development 1:
This group is for swimmers with basic swimming skills. Our primary goal is to teach proper stroke technique in all four strokes. SD1 meets three times a week for 45 minutes per session. The swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (one length) freestyle without stopping to join this group. Swimmers in this group are typically 9 years old and younger.Swimmers will advance from SD1 to either SD2 or Jr. Age Group based on individual circumstances.
Stroke Development1 Coach: Nick Kuper
Stroke Development 2:
Swimmers in SD2 will continue refining technique in all four strokes while learning turns, starts and basic racing strategy. Participants should have enough stamina and concentration to remain focused on executing proper skills throughout the entire practice. SD2 meets three times a week for 60 minutes per session. The swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards (two lengths) of freestyle without stopping and have the coach’s approval to join this group and are tyypically 9-14 years old. Swimmers generally advance from SD2 to Jr. Age Group(JAG) or Sr. Development.
Stroke Development2 Coach: Cyn Hei
Junior Age Group (JAG):
"JAG" swimmers must be consistently "legal" in all four strokes and competing in the 100 Individual Medley (IM) on a regular basis. This group meets three times a week for 75 minutes per session. Swimmer's making a mid-season move to JAG must maintain 5x50 freestyle on the minute. Swimmers are typically 8 years and older and generally advance to Age Group upon coaches recommendation.
Junior Age Group Coach: Cyn Hei / Nick Kuper
Swimmers must be consistently "legal" in all four strokes and competing in the 200 Individual Medley (IM) on a regular basis and have achieved at least one 9/10 BB time standard and be able to maintain break out strokes, no breathing inside the flags on a finish, a strong work eithic and maintain 5x100 freestyle on a 1:30 interval. This group meets four times a week for 90 minutes per session. Swimmers typically advance to Senior Development, Sr. Prep or Senior based on coaches’ recommendation.
Age Group Coach: Sally Stevens
Must be able to swim a 100 free, 100 back, and either a 100 breast or a 100 fly without stopping. This group is geared toward developing the stamina and skills necessary for successful participation in the more challenging Sr. Prep and swim meets. They meet 3- 60 minutes sessions and 1- 90 minute session.
Senior Development Coach: Nick Kuper
Senior Prep: This group is home to high school students who are legal in all four strokes with interest too diverse to make the commitment required for the more advanced Senior group, but have the skills to keep up with the Senior team. Placement in this group is by coach's recommendation. Four, 90-minute sessions are offered per week.
Senior Prep Coach: Theresa Beck
Swimmers must have at least one 13-14 Ozark BB Championships time standard as published elsewhere. The swimmers must be able to perform all 4 competitive strokes, be able to maintain 6 x100 Freestyle on a 1:20 interval, are expected to attend meets and make a commitment to the senior team . Six sessions are offered per week lasting anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 1/2 hours each.
Senior Group Coach: Theresa Beck
*If you would like information on our Swim Lesson Program please click on the tabs at the top of the page.
Work Out Group Fees:
Stroke Development 1 $65.00
Stroke Development 2 $70.00
Junior Age Group $75.00
Senior Development $80.00
Age Group $80.00
Senior Prep $9000
Note: Families with more than one swimmer will receive a $5.00 discount on the monthly fee for additional children, with the exception of those families on Scholarship.
Fees will be assessed for all or any portion of the month that the swimmer participates. In other words, if you swim in the month, you are charged for the month. Exceptions: If your child registers for and begins swimming for HEAT in the middle of the month, then the fees will be prorated for that month only. High school swimmers will have their fees adjusted on a case-by-case basis. You will receive a preview email statement between the 23th-25th of each month for next month’ss fees and any other charges that were incurred. Your invoice will be emailed to you on the 1st of the month. You may place a check in the DUES ENVELOPE located in the front of the file folder box at the pool, or you may mail fees to the address listed below or pay by credit card, there is a $5.00 convenience fee for paying by credit card. Fees are due on the 10th of the month. Please make your check payable to HEAT SWIMMING.
You may mail your payment to: HEAT Swimming 784 Coalport Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141-6011
If fees are not paid by the 10th day of the month, an additional $10.00 late charge will be added to your bill. A service charge must also be paid to the club on any returned checks. The current fee is $25.00 per bad check. If you bounce two checks, you may not pay the club by personal check again. Payment must then be made by money order,cash or credit card. Your child will not be allowed to swim if dues are not paid by the 10th of the month.
General Practice Times For School Year 2017-2018
Stroke Development 1 M-W-F 5:30-6:15 PM
Stroke Development 2 M-W-F 5:30-6:30 PM
Jr. Age Group M-W-F 6:15-7:30 PM
Age Group Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00-6:30 PM
Sat. 8:00-9:30 AM
Sr. Development Tue/Thur 6:00-7:30 PM
Fri 5:00-6:30 PM
Sr. Prep Tues/Thurs 5:00-5:30 PM –Dryland
5:30-7:00 PM – Swim
Fri. 5:00-6:30 PM
Sat. 8-9:30 AM
Senior Mon/Wed 5:00-7:00 PM
Tues/Thurs 5:00-5:30 PM – Dryland
5:30-7:30 PM – Swim
Fri 5:00-6:30 PM
Sat 8:00-9:30 AM
USA Swimming Membership:
All swimmers must be members of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the governing body of swimming. Membership provides insurance for swimmers while at practice. The fee for 2017-2018 is $64.
HEAT Family Registration Fee
The HEAT registration fee is a yearly charge paid by all swimmers who wish to participate on the team. Currently this fee is $75 per family and is payable at the time of registration. This fee is for administrative/office costs such as postage, paper, copier toner, printer cartridges, envelopes, telephone service, etc.
Swim Meet Entries
Almost every meet that we enter as a team will have entry fees charged. Typically, a surcharge of from $4 to $12 is assessed by the host team, and $3.50 to $5.00 per event entered. Swimmers attending a full weekend meet will often have $25 to $35 in entry fees for the meet. Families may opt to pay when entering each meet, but are encouraged to maintain an escrow account for meet entries so that they will never miss an entry deadline due to lack of available funds.
Booster Fundraising Commitment
THIS VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT IS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR SWIMMMER ATTENDS SWIM MEETS
Each family is expected to aid the Boosters by raising at least as much money as listed below. Several options are available for meeting this commitment. Families may choose any combination of possibilities listed below, but do not need to participate in every fundraiser.
1 swimmer $150
2 swimmers $200
3 swimmers (or more) $250
Fundraising is due November 30th. Those families who join after this date will have their fundraising obligation due in February. The amount will be prorated according to when you join the team. If you choose not to fundraise, you may “buyout” by writing a check for the amount you owe.
Volunteer Assessment Fee
All parents are required to help support the team by working at the three meets we co-host or host each year. We require three separate UNDATED $125 checks payable to HEAT Booster’s at registration, which will be held by the Treasure. Families are expected to work at each of the three meets. The number of sessions required to work will be determined on a meet-by-meet basis, depending on the need for that particular meet. Failing to fulfill the work requirement for each meet will result in a $125 fine. You will be given a seven day advance notice should that occur that one of your $75 checks will be cashed. This process will be the same for each meet.
THIS VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT IS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR SWIMMER IS ENTERED IN THE MEET(S) OR NOT!!
For additional information about HEAT Swimming click on the document tab above and read the complete HEAT Swimming Handbook.