The Clearwater Aquatic Team was founded in the 1970’s and evolved by 1990 into the current program which includes Age Group, Senior, High School, and Masters programs.
CAT has long been recognized as a premiere local and national team. In its history, CAT has had Florida State Junior Olympic champions, National Top 16 swimmers, National Age Group record holders, High School All Americans, Masters world record holders, Junior National champions, Senior National finalists, Olympic Trials qualifiers, and a US Open champion.
As a team, CAT has won the Florida State 14-under Junior Olympic Championships four times. Throughout its existence, CAT has been known as a program that has success both in its age group program and its senior and masters program.