The Colorado STARS is a year-round, coach-owned USA Swimming Club team, located in the southeast part of the Denver metro area. The team began in 1999 and is arguably one of the best and most competitive swim teams in Colorado, winning numerous state, zone, sectional, national and Olympic titles. Click here to see our achievements. 

The team has approximately 200 swimmers that range in age from 6 through college. STARS swimmers aspire to reach their full potential in our program that offers not only top quality swim training, but a genuine concern for each athlete’s emotional and social development.

We accept a limited number of new swimmers each year with tryouts generally held in late July.  Prospective swimmers – please click here to learn more. 

The Colorado STARS team has clearly defined training groups and a specific coach for each training group. Led by Head Coach, Todd Schimtz, the STARS coaching staff is highly professional, experienced and stable. 

We primarily utilize the pools at Grandview High School and Smoky Hill High School during the short course season [fall, winter, spring] and Grandview High School and Lowry pools during the long course season [late spring and summer].  Get more pool information here.

Colorado STARS is a coach-owned team based on the corporate model and is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the state of Colorado and is tax exempt. The Board is comprised of Head Coach, Todd Schmitz and other community members and employs an accountant and attorney to assist in the handling of business affairs.