General Swim Team Questions:

  1. Why should my child swim?
    1. Sioux Falls Swim Team is a youth sports program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that believes that swimming can benefit your competitive swimmer by…
      1. Promoting physical development
      2. Develop aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise
      3. Enhances a child’s natural flexibility and promotes muscle development
      4. Develops superior coordination
      5. Most injury-free of all children’s sports
      6. Sport to bring children fitness and enjoyment for life
      7. Promotes time management and is one of the top academically achieving sports
      8. Important safety skill for young children


  1. Who can answer my questions about the swim team?
    1. Your questions will be answered by either a swim coach or the board of directors. Please click here and your question will be directed to the right person. You can also contact a coach directly by emailing them.


  1. What swimming strokes does my child need to know to join the team?
    1. If your child is between the ages of 6 to 18 and can swim a 25 back and a 25 free without assistance, they should consider a two-week free trial to see if they would want to join the team. Please click here for more information on a two-week free trial where your swimmer will be evaluated by the coaches to place them on the team.


  1. How do I view my swimmer’s times on our website?
    1. Click on “My Account” and then “My Meet Results”. Select “My Results” and modify the search as you wish. Hit the “search” button when you are ready. You should see all of your times or your child’s times.


  1. How do I contact a coach?
    1. The best way to speak to your child’s coach is via email. The email addresses for each coach can be found on our website under the coaches link here. If more information or communication is needed after an email, you child’s coach will be happy to set up a time to discuss something in person or over the phone.


  1. When can I talk to my swimmer’s coach?
    1. If you would like to talk to your swimmer’s coach while at practice, if possible, please wait until AFTER practice. Before each swim practice, your child’s coach will be busy preparing for practice, putting in lane lines, reviewing the prepared workout, etc. This is usually not a good time for parents to talk to a coach. After practice, however, you may talk with your child’s coach in the bleacher area. Please be respectful of your coach’s time, and be aware that other parents may be waiting to talk to the coach, too. If you need to have an extended or private conversation with a coach, consider emailing or phoning a coach instead of approaching the coach on his/her way out of practice.