Registration and Sponsorships NOW OPEN!
Summer 2018 is just around the corner and we are working hard to put together another great swim season at Rhodes!!
First, we are thrilled to announce the return of our head coach, Drayton Carlisle, who is ready to lead our team for another fantastic summer! Practice will be held  Monday through  Thursday  8:00-11:00 am. Details on specific age group times are posted under the Practice tab of our website: Second, mark your calendars! Our Kick-off Party will be Sunday, April 29, and practice will begin Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The Memphis Summer Swim League has not finalized the meet schedule, but our dual meets will again be  on Thursday nights with one new addition, a Relay Meet at Germantown Country Club on  Monday, June 4. More information to follow about this fun-filled, all-relay event!
Now, on to the nitty-gritty... The Rhodes Athletic Department desires to improve their care and oversight of the pool and, as a result, has decided to restructure our agreement for 2018. We have negotiated down to a $10,000 Facility Fee to cover the cost of two lifeguards at our practices and a professional pool company to provide necessary maintenance. Also, because of the new facility fee, participants of Rhodes Swim Team will no longer be required to pay the BCLC membership to Rhodes College.  The discounted BCLC fee for swim team members will be $500 and is optional for families who want to use the pool and athletic facilities throughout the summer. 
So, what’s our plan for the Rhodes Swim Team? How will we manage the new $10,000 Facility Fee with our additional costs and keep our Cats swimming?! With a new budget and a strong community!! In order to keep registration fees low, we have decided to offer sponsorships. Our goal is to raise $5,000. If your family or business would like to purchase a sponsorship, please see the details below. Also, please forward this information to friends and family who may want to help our team. In addition, we’re asking you to register early and spread the word!! The more swimmers we have, the bigger our community and the more fun we have this summer!
Registration Deadlines and Fees
Register and pay by  March 10
$185 first swimmer, $175 sibling(s)
Register and pay by  March 31:
$195 first swimmer, $185 sibling(s)
Register and pay by  May 5
$205 first swimmer, $195 sibling(s)
Year-round swimmer register and pay 
by  March 31: $150 
by  May 5: $175
Sponsorship Tiers
Bronze $100: 
Logo on T-shirt and website
Silver $250: 
Logo on T-shirt and website, name announced at start of home meets 
Gold $500:
Logo on T-shirt and website, name announced at start of home meets, banner displayed at home meets
Registration opens today!! Please contact us with questions or concerns, and thank you for your attention and support.
Working Hard So These Cats Can Swim!
Louise Anne Dawkins, Head MSSL Rhodes Summer Swim Team Rep
Brian Poole, Treasurer and Staffing Liason 
Alison Weems, Asst MSSL Rhodes Summer Swim Team Rep, Spririt Wear and Suits
Tim Flack, Asst MSSL Rhodes Summer Swim Team Rep
Candice McColgan, Concessions Head
Drayton Carlisle, Head Coach