The Capital City Swim Club is a coach-owned,
competitive club, emphasizing individual and team growth. Capital
City embraces all levels of competitive swimmers, providing every
athlete with the best possible environment and resources that will
allow each athlete to progress from novice to the highest levels of
competition. We promote excellence at all levels, foster
outstanding volunteer support, and aim to develop the character and
self- discipline necessary to succeed not only in swimming, but
also in life away from the pool.
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What is the procedure for
joining Capital City Swim Club?
Want to join our team?! Contact
Coach Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785)506-1240 to
setup a swim evaluation. Evaluations are conducted at the
Downtown YMCA of Topeka at 421 SW Van Buren.
What forms do we need to
bring to join the team?
You will be given a packet of forms
to be filled out and returned upon your first
What if I am registered with
If you are currently attached to a
team other than the
CCSC, you will complete a USA Swimming Transfer form, and
pay a nominal fee. Click here to complete the transfer form.
Once the form is processed, you will be unattached from any
team for 120 days from your LAST DATE OF COMPETITION WITH THE OLD
TEAM. If you are still attached to a team but have not competed
with that team in over 120 days, your transfer will be
What does unattached
Unattached means you are unable
represent the new team because of USA swimming transfer policy. You
are still able to practice with and compete with the Capital City,
but you will be swimming unattached. Your coaches will still be
coaching you at the meet.
Where do we get our
equipment and what do we need?
here for a list of items you will need
based on which practice group you are assigned. We use
Swimoutlet.com to purchase equipment. Please contact
Coach Zach for more information.
What if I can’t make
the recommended practices per week?
We believe attendance is one of the
keys to successful swimming. We understand younger swimmers
participate in multiple activities, which is encouraged. High group
swimmers should make every effort to be at all
If I want to stay during practice, where do I
need to sit/view?
All parents sit in the upstairs
observation deck, above the practice. This allows the swimmers to
focus on their coaches without distraction. It is easier on the
swimmer when they know they can, and should, look to their coach
for instruction, guidance, and support.
Where and when are, the swim
Meet Schedule will be updated frequently
based on the Missouri Valley Swimming website.
We are new to the sport of
swimming. What do we need to do to better understand the
You are welcome to ask the coaches
or our PAC parents about any part of our program or swimming in
general. We also have a large parent group who are willing to help
you in any way they can.
Who will be coaching my
The coaches are assigned to specific
practice groups. You can click here to
see who is currently coaching each group. Our coaches do work
jointly for the whole team. Occasionally, due to absence or other
conflict, a different coach may work with a different practice
Is there transportation
You are responsible for your own
transportation to practice and to meets. Families are welcome to
form a carpool with other swimmers, but this is done at your own
discretion. Capital City Swim Club is NOT responsible for
transportation issues at any time.
Who owns the
Our team is coach-owned and is owned
by Coach Zach.
Is there a parent
We do not have a "governing board of
parents" but we do have a Booster Club that assist Coach Zach in
making decisions and supporting Capital City Swim
Are there scholarships
We do provide scholarships. Please
contact Coach Zach for more information.
Are there monthly parent
We will have parent meeting every
other month. Dates and times for these meeting will be emailed and
posted on our team website.
How do you become a swim
If you wish to become an official,
review the information
here. Officials must be certified by USA
Swimming through Missouri Valley Swimming.
Can swim team count as a
school Physical Education requirement?
Some IEP’s may allow it.
Contact your school counselor to see if this is an
What is the minimum
requirement for team participation?
The minimal requirement for entry
level on the team consists of being able to swim 25 yards of
freestyle with proper breathing technique unassisted and 25 yards
What type of swim suit
should be worn during practice or meets?
Swimmers will need a
competition-style swimsuit for practice and meets. BOYS: jammers or
Speedo brief style; GIRLS: one-piece suit with shoulder
Where can parents sit during
Parents will be asked to sit on the
second floor during all practices. Parents will only be allowed on
deck if they are volunteering for a meet, they have been asked to
come down on deck by a coach, or if there is an
If you do not find the answer you
are seeking here on this site, please call Coach Zach
at (785)506-1240. We will be happy to assist you. You
may also visit Our
Coaches page to find email addresses for our