February 17, 2020
The Trails Swim Team has opened registration for the 2020 summer swim season, which runs May 13 to July 13. This year the team will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! The team will host an event at the pool Saturday, June 27. Whether you were part of the family 50 years ago or just joining, please come celebrate the team with us!
Trails is a recreational outdoor summer swim team that combines a fun social atmosphere within a competitive swim program. Our goal is to stimulate an interest in competitive swimming and provide a fun social environment for year-round swimmers to maintain fitness without the demands and intensity of a more aggressive winter league. Trails is about: Teamwork, Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Leadership and of course Swimming. We hope that each swimmer will develop a lifetime love for swimming, basic skills in all four competitive strokes, and new friendships with great memories.
After strong performance last year placing fourth at the Conference
championship and seeing several long-standing team records broken,
the Trails Swim Team is looking forward to competing against
teams that challenge swimmers, while also maintaining the fun,
social aspects of a summer swim team that supports swimmers of all
In addition to the conference schedule, which features meets on
Tuesday nights, the team hosts an annual invitational meet on June
20, a highlight of the season that attracts several hundred
swimmers and up to a dozen teams.
The Trails Swim Team practices and has home meets at the Lions
Armstrong Memorial Pool in Algonquin, and is looking for swimmers
aged 5 to 18 to participate. Practices are by age group Monday
through Friday mornings with opportunities for stroke help on
Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Although swimming is considered an individual sport, our summer
team is structured with an emphasis on the team and support for one
another. Every swimmer matters. Meets often feel like picnics, with
tents and food and
summer fun for the entire family. Other highlights include Fun Fridays with a Build Your Own Sundae Day or Poolside Breakfast, the awards banquet and a Magic Waters celebration at the end of the season.
Regardless of what skill level swimmers bring, the team provides a
positive reinforcement for hard work and a positive attitude. Kids
are rewarded with heat winner tags that decorate their swim bags,
as well as placement ribbons and colorful personal bests
ribbons—a team favorite. But most importantly, swimmers are
provided with an opportunity to grow in sportsmanship, leadership
The Trails Swim Team is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization
run by a parent-volunteer board.
Registration and season information can be found on the team web site www.trailsswimteam.org .