New? Start Here

New to Arlington Park Swim and Dive? This is the place to start with basics of our team.

Dive Team info found here.

Our swim team is split into two programs:

Prep Team - This group is for younger beginner swimmers. Focus on technique and generally getting stronger in the water. To be on Prep, you need to be able to swim 1 length of the AP prep pool independently. That's about 15 meters. This is a safety concern and not a tryout, so technique or style doesn't matter. Prep swimmers will be assigned a time slot for practice based on ability and numbers, either 9:00-9:45am or 9:45-10:30am.

Swim Team (aka "Big" Team) - This is our main swim team for all ages up to the summer after graduating high school. To be on "big" team, you have to be able to legally swim at least 3 of the 4 strokes and have some endurance; or be at least 11 years old. All swimmers 11 and older, regardless of ability, move to Big team unless there is a special circumstance. Big team runs three practices split by age:

  • 7:45-8:45am = 10 and unders
  • 8:45-9:45am = 11-12 year olds
  • 9:45-10:45am = 13 and olders

We do move kids up from Prep to Big team as soon as they are ready. For some kids that's 2 days into the season; for others it takes 2 seasons or so on Prep.


Want more info? Or new to swimming? We are here to help! We have TONS of information on the other pages under our "About" tab across the top. Or contact Coach Sean directly at ( Team fees are posted under the "Registration" tab across the top. 

Feel free to contact any coach or parent board member directly at anytime (see links). Registration night in mid April is a great night to interact in person with coaches and parent board members (see calendar for specific date) .