Tryouts & Evaluations: Spring - Summer 2016

PASA - Cardinal offers a range of swimming opportunities for the beginning swimmer to the elite athlete. Find the best fit for you! Contact today to schedule your placement evaluation. Practices at Avery Pool (Stanford) and in Palo Alto.


Competitive Team

The PASA - Cardinal Competitive Team is a comprehensive, established, high-level program for swimmers and families who are committed to competitive swimming. Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics is one of over 3,000 USA Swimming Club Teams in the United States. PASA is a nationally and internationally recognized club for competitive swimming excellence. We offer a comprehensive program for all athletes, from the beginner swimmer to the Olympian.

For additional group descriptions: PASA - Cardinal Competitive Team

Age Group 1 - Swimmers ages 9 & under
Age Group 2 - Swimmers ages 10 & under
Age Group 3 - Swimmers ages 11 & 12
Junior Group - Swimmers ages 11 - 14
Varsity Group - Swimmers ages 13 & over
Senior Group - Swimmers ages 13 & over
National - Swimmers ages 14 & over



Discovery Team (Competitive Prep)

The PASA - Cardinal Discovery Team gives swimmers a solid foundation with the technique and skills to peruse their swimming interests - for competition or fitness and with a life-long love of the water. Groups focus on age and level appropriate stroke technique to develop the four competitive strokes, proper starts and turns. As they progress, swimmers gain competitive meet experience in an introductory environment.

For additional group descriptions: PASA - Cardinal Discovery Team

Discovery A - "Water happy" swimmers ages 3 & over
Discovery B - Swimmers ages 4 & over
Discovery C - Swimmers ages 5 - 8



Imagination Groups (Fitness & Skill Development)

The Imagination Groups are designed to meet the needs of swimmers at every age and ability. The younger groups will be focused on skill development, and as swimmers get older, the emphasis will be on training and fitness. Imagination 1, 2 and 3 are competition-optional. Swimmers who wish to compete will have a minimum of one meet available each month. 

For additional group descriptions:  PASA - Cardinal Imagination Groups

Imagination 1 - Swimmers ages 7 - 9
Imagination 2 - Swimmers ages 9 - 11
Imagination 3 - Swimmers ages 11 - 13


Cardinal Swim School (Lesson Program)

The Cardinal Swim School offers ​instruction aimed at teaching proper technique to beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers.  Instructors tailor each session to fit the needs of their student(s). Swimmers and parents can expect to see measurable success across each session. Instructors balance stroke feedback with a fun, inviting environment that is sure to instill a deep and life-long love of the water.

For additional group descriptions: Cardinal Swim School

Private lessons - all ages & skill levels
Parent & Tot - swimmers ages 6 months - 2 1/2 years
Wadder (Level 1)
Puffin (Level 2)
Kiwi (Level 3)
Lark (Level 4)
Cardinal (Level 5)