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Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in  Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) !  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 Master's 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). 

Minimum Swimming Requirements:  Your athlete must be able to swim at least 50 yards freestyle, 25 yards of another stroke, and be comfortable in the water.  Fall 2018 evaluations will take place August 27, 28, 29 2018 between 4:30-6:30pm at Fike or after August 29 by contacting Head Coach Jon Mengering at

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.

Costs:  CAT offers monthly tuition plans with significant discounts for multiple swimmers per family.  Scholarships are also available for those who qualify for either free or reduced lunch.  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, 2018) 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.


Training Squad Annual Membership Fee Monthly Tuition
2017-2018 Swim Fees
Hydrotigers $165.00 $90.00
Junior $165.00 $120.00
Adv. Junior $165.00 $125.00
Senior $165.00 $150.00
Master's $77.00 $75.00


Other Contact Information:  Contact Brandon Ross ( regarding questions related to fees or scholarships.  Please email with general questions.

USA-S or USMS registered athletes from other teams who wish to train with CAT while in the Clemson area temporarily, may train a maximum of 15 days/year without joining CAT and paying swim fees.Visiting or Temporary Swimmers not registered with either USA-S or USMS must provide proof of registration with either organization prior to swimming with CAT.