Memphis Tiger Swimming (MTS) is a year-round USA Swimming team with a long and rich history of success. The dynamic growth of competitive swimming in Memphis traces its roots to Memphis Tigers Swimming. The team, in the water since 1971, is the longest operating USA Swim club in the city. Dynamic coaching, dedicated swimmers and unparalleled team spirit have proven a successful combination sending five swimmers to the Olympics, 24 swimmers to the Olympic trials and hundreds of student athletes to collegiate swim teams.

MTS seeks to provide a progressive program where children are provided age appropriate swimming and athletic instruction that fosters a love for the sport of swimming and ultimately provides a foundation for competitive success. MTS is divided into several training groups based on age, stroke proficiency, aerobic conditioning, physical, mental, and emotional maturity, and commitment to swimming. 

Memphis Tigers Swimming program begins with the Developmental Program. This segment of the team was created for our newer swimmers and is designed to teach stroke fundamentals, starts, turns and develop a love for swimming. The next step in the process is the Age Group Program which is designed to refine the swimmer’s strokes, enhance cardiovascular strength and lay the groundwork for competitive success. The Senior Program is the highest level of competitive swim training designed to hone the physical and mental skills of swimmers participating in regional and national competitions. 

The coaching staff is responsible for placing the swimmers in groups and does so based on the best interests of the swimmer, the individual group, and the program as a whole. Age Ranges are used as a guideline, exceptions are expected to be made by the coaches based on their professional opinion. 

To register for the Memphis Tigers Swimming competitive team, new swimmers are asked to attend an evaluation prior to registering.  Swim evaluations are offered Monday-Thursday from 7:00-7:30 pm by appointment only. Please, contact Coach Justin Ingram at to schedule a swim evaluation.

Questions we can help you with? Please email head coach Adam Byars at

Once you have completed the evaluation and know your swimmers assigned group please  click here to complete registration.