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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Top U.S. and international swimmers will gather this weekend at Clearwater’s Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road, to compete in the Al Soltis Memorial Swim Meet. The Clearwater Aquatic Team that calls the Long Center home will be well represented among the top competitors for the Jan. 14 through Jan. 16 event. There will be more than 600 swimmers including a number of Olympic hopefuls who will be representing six local swim committees and multiple countries worldwide. Participants include: • 20 to 25 Olympic trial qualifiers •...

Our upcoming IM Prep meet is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). We have have some questions regarding the AAU, our involvement and how it benefits our swimmers. This news post will address those issues. Clearwater Aquatics, along with some other forward-thinking aquatic clubs, are exploring alternate competitive options for our swimmers. Pre 1978, all swimming in our country was governed by the AAU. Some of you who swam back then, like myself, may remember the blue and pink athlete cards we carried around proudly. In 1978, Congress broke...

Thanks for taking the time to view this message. You may have noticed that there have been some website changes recently. We are in the process of updating the site to better reflect our vision, mission and goals. This is an organic, work in process. Thanks in advance for understanding that there may be some glitches as we move forward with this initiative. Communication is key for long term organizational success. This website will prove to be invaluable to share out thoughts and ideas with our members. We are working...

Dear Athletes & Parents, My name is Coach Rich Rogers. I want to begin this post with a heart-felt, "thank you" for making me feel so welcome in my new position with the club. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with everyone for the betterment of the swimmers and the program. We are currently instituting some new program options and making other slight changes to meet that goal. Our first two new programs are the Fall Exposure to Competitive swim team and the Senior Developmental training group....

Why Should Summer Have All The Fun? Join Us For Our New Fall, Winter & Spring Swim Team Options. Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT) is happy to announce a new option for those who want a little more than swim lessons, but are not quite ready to take on the responsibilities of a year-round team commitment. We call it our Exposure To Competitive Swim League and we encourage you to continue reading to learn more about it. Summer swim league participation plays an important role in helping children develop valuable skills...

Congratulations to our Junior National Team members who just finished competing in Palo Alto, CA at Stanford. Taylor Uselis, Justin Buck, Jaynie Pulte, Becca Mann, Teo Boscaino and Nick Alexiou.

Congratulations to Coleman Inglima from Coach Cathy's Tigersharks. Coleman won the 9-yr-old division at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championships in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations to our National Team Members. They just wrapped up their week in Palo Alto, CA at Stanford University. Rebecca Mann Sydney Pickrem Michelle Turek Maddie Edwards Matt Ellis Conor Swanson

Hello CAT Family, The coaches and staff would like to congratulate all of our swimmers who competed in AREA 3 Championships. Here are the top 10 finishes Rylan Austin 9th 25 Fly, 25 Bk Charles Baker 9th 200 FR Carly Colbert 6th 100 Br Avani Deshpande 5th 500 fr, 4th 400 IM, 3rd 100 BR, 8th 100 Fly, 9th 200 IM Olivia Donovan 9th 25 fr, 4t 50 Bk, 7th, 50 fly, 3rd 50 br, 4th 25 fly John Drelich 5th 50 Fr, 100 Br Enrique Hernaiz 10th 50 Fr...

Check out this nice article written about Michael. http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/pasco-swimmer-earns-two-golds-in-greece-special-olympics/1182554 Congratulations Michael, you deserve it! CAT