Step 1: Request an evaluation for our swim team by emaling [email protected].

  • Evaluations provide an opportunity for your family to meet some of our dedicated coaching staff. Your swimmers will get in the water and swim for our coaches and they will provide a recommendation of which practice group best matches your swimmer's talent and age. 
  • Each swimmer should wear their swimsuit to the pool and bring goggles, a cap, and a towel.
  • If your swimmer is already a competitive swimmer (with any league or team), please e-mail our coaches at with your swimmer's name, age, and include any best stroke times they have. One of our coaches willl respond with a suggested group placement based on their existing swim times.


Step 2: JOIN STEEL CITY AQUATICS by officially registering with the team online

Once you know what group to register for, visit our website to begin the regsitration process. The registration page will secure your swimmer's registration, membership fees and completed agreements and acknowledgements of our policies and procedures. Once registered, you will be placed on our "active team" list to receive weekly communication, which includes practice schedules, events/meets, reminders, etc.  The registration fees are the same for all Steel City swimmers. However, our membership fees vary according to practice group (this is due to longer practice times and increased practice frequency for more advanced swimmers). 


  • Steel City Aquatics uses an online payment system via Team Unify. Registration opens August 1st.
  • If you are joining after the first 5 weeks of the season (mid-season sign up), we will pro-rate your membership fees and refund you the portion of membership dues that have past. 
  • Please contact our Registrar at [email protected] if you have any questions about the team fees or registration process.
  • If you are transferring to Steel City Aquatics from another USA Swimming Club, then you will also need to complete the USA Swimming Transfer Form.  This link takes you to an online transfer form that requests your transfer directly with Allegheny Mountain Swimming.


Step 3:  Complete a Two-Week Trial

Steel City Aquatics offers all "new team swimmers" a two-week trial period after you have registered in the system. During these two weeks, you and the coaches will work together to see how your swimmer(s) enjoy the sport and the team.  If it is decided that your swimmer does not want to pursue the team (within the two week trial), Please e-mail registrar@steelcityaquatics prior to the trial period ending.  In this case, we will refund all registration charges made to your card with the exception of the cap fee (which would have been used during the trial). 

Some helpful questions you can consider during the trial period:

  • Is your child ready to participate on a swim team?  Do they have the necessary skills?  Are they interested?
  • Is Steel City Aquatics a good fit? Does what you see match with what you want for your child?
  • Which practice group/facility location fits your child best?  
  • How many practices will you attend each week?  How does this work in your family schedule?
  • What are your goals in participating in a swim team? What is your child good at?  What do they need help with?

Have any questions? Check out our helpful Team FAQs.