Palencia Sweetwater Pool

 Palencia Sweetwater Creek Fitness Center and Pool

​Address: 1865 North Loop Parkway, St. Augustine, Florida 32095


Swimmers 13 yrs and under/ Developmental Program Evaluation Appointments:
Contact: Coach Susan LaJeunesse

High School Age/ Team Transfers Evaluation Appointments:
Contact: Coach Burgess


Registration/ Website/ Billing Questions:


Contact:  Wende Larrimore
Cell: (904) 608-3953​

P​ayments and registration paperwork may be placed in black "Cyclones" box at Palencia pool or mailed to St. Augustine Swim Team, P. O. Box 3592, St. Augustine, FL 32085.


Practice Groups and Fees

Program is currently full. Send an email to to be added to the waiting list. Please indicate if  interested swimmer is a resident in a Palencia CDD or nonresident .

Year Round Swim Team Practice Groups and  Fees       

Age Group I   
This is our entry level group. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly without stopping and without assistance to try out for this group. Athletes will learn all four competitive strokes and work on stroke, start, and turn techniques. Practices are offered five times a week and swimmers are encouraged to attend at least three.
Age Group II   
Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old. This group is exposed to training longer with more yardage while still working on technique. Dry land training is introduced at this level and competition at meets in encouraged. Practices are offered six times a week and swimmers are encouraged to attend at least four. 
Age Group III    
Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis and competing regularly. Training continues to emphasize stroke technique while developing and maintaining stronger aerobic endurance. Practices are offered six times a week and swimmers are encouraged to attend at least five.

 Age Group I, II, III, Seniors                 $85.00 monthly 


2019 USA Swim Program        $85 annually (required for all Age Group II, III swimmers)

$20 USA Swimming Flex membership is an option for Age Group I


Meet Fees                               $10.00 per meet in additional to host team fees.


Non-resident Pool Fee:   $100.00 annually (required if family is residing outside of Palencia).                           

  • No team suit required.
  • Recommend goggles for swimmers and one piece suit for girls.




Effective Monday, August 31st, Palencia practices will be held at the following times:

Age Group 1: Tuesdays and Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Age Group 2 & Up: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5:00  - 7:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Dryland 5:00 - 6:00 PM/ Pool 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturdays 9 -11 AM.

Palencia Developmental Program (on hold until COVID conditions allow for this instruction)

The St. Augustine Cyclones are offering a developmental swimming program at Palencia. For the developmental program, swimmers are required to be able to swim one lap any style the length of the pool( 25 yards).  This is a pre-competitive program which emphasizes stroke instruction and learning the basic skills needed in order to become a competitive swimmer.  The program's focus is on proper stroke technique, starts, turns, finishes, and stretching.

Practice Times:

Ages 5 - 12 years old: Tuesday and Thursday  3:45 - 4:45 PM

Practices are held at the Palencia Sweetwater pool - 1865 North Loop Parkway, St. Augustine, FL 32095

Cost: $150 with current USA Swimming membership.

Sibling discount: 2nd child -$120, 3rd child - $90, 4th child - $60

USA Swimming Flex membership 2020 fee: $20.00 **

The USA Swimming Flex membership does not expire until end of 2020 and allows for 2 USA meets.  The fee can also can be put towards at full USA Swimming premium membership, if swimmers wishes to participate in more USA meets

Non-resident fee per family: $20. 

This fee needs to be selected if your home is outside of Palencia's CDDs (Marshall Creek and Sweetwater).

 * If you paid a new USA Swimming membership fee for your swimmer in the 2019 Cyclones Fall program, they have a  current USA Swimming membership and do not need to pay $20. 

Registration includes team t-shirt and team swim cap

New swimmers must be evaluated prior to registration. Contact Coach Susan at

Returning Swimmers do not need an evaluation. Please use same email address from prior registrations.

If you have any additional questions, please email

If weather conditions are questionable, you may call the Palencia Sweetwater Pool at 904-829-8584 prior to confirm the pool is open.