The team swims Monday through
Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the HCSD Aquatic Center located
at Merton Williams Middle School. How many nights per week a
swimmer trains is an individual swimmer’s personal decision,
however, more time spent in practice means better results at swim
meets. New swimmers typically attend practice at least 3
nights per week.
How do I
The best way to join the
team is during our
yearly swim trial. The swim trial is conducted during our
open enrollment period in September of each year. The swim
trial allows potential new members to practice with the club before
committing to joining the team. Arrangements can be made to
join the team at other times during the year. We ask that you contact our staff ahead of
time through the "Please Contact Me" button so that we can answer any questions
and arrange to meet you to discuss the club.
Electronic registration will be performed during the open
enrollment period. Please coordinate with our staff if you
would like to register outside of this period.
My Dues/Fees Go?
Your annual dues and
fees go toward paying for the coaching staff, building fees, league
fees, USA swimming fees, insurance, mailings, and
additional expenses can I expect?
There are entry fees
associated with some of the swim meets that HAST swimmers
participate in. Swim suits, caps, and goggles are other items
swimmers need to purchase.
What Can I
Do As a Parent?
Get involved! Our
program depends on parent volunteers. We cannot operate without
them. As a parent, you are expected to volunteer your time to
help out our team. Your involvement can be anything from timing at
meets to being a USA official. Most positions do not take more than
a couple of hours a month. The benefits to our youth are priceless!
A side benefit is you too will have fun.
How old does my child have to be to join
Swimmers should be between 6 and 18 years of
age. Swimmers compete in meets by their age group which
ensures they are matched against similar age swimmers.
previous swimming experience is required ?
experience in competitive swimming is required. Swimmers
should be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted. If
in doubt an evaluation can be scheduled with one of our coaches to
determine if your child is ready for competitive swimming.