What is a Torpedo?

The Terre Haute Torpedoes, founded in 1997, is known throughout the Midwest for a first-class, year round swimming program. We offer a guided age group program for children age 5 and up, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.

Lessons have been a part of the program since 2005.  Diving was added in January 2019, but has been suspended for the time being.

When a young person becomes a member of the Terre Haute Torpedoes, they learn the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. Our swimming and diving program provides physical, emotional, and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.


Swim Lessons
Group lessons are offered to young swimmers (age 3 and up) to learn to swim, with an experienced instructor in the water with them.  We have lifeguards and a coordinator present at all times. Lessons will occur with no more than 4 swimmers per instructor, and will be 30 min in length.  The session can vary, but is usually twice per week for 3 consecutive weeks.  Lessons follow a curriculum based on water safety, followed by stroke proficiency.

Swim Team

Terre Haute Torpedoes offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Terre Haute Torpedoes to offer age-specific training for all of our athletes, geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

You can email us at [email protected] to schedule an evaluation.

Team Structure

The Terre Haute Torpedoes use a progressive age group program designed to develop the child physically and mentally in a systematic manner. There are six groups, based upon the swimmer’s age and ability. Group assignments are determined by the coaching staff after an observed swim. We have modeled our program on the USA Swimming "American Develop Model" to ensure our swimmers have the greatest chance of sgrowth and development. These training groups are:

Orange - Our beginners, still learning the ropes.  Practices are offered 3 times per week and usually last about 45 minutes.  Most are under 8 years old.

Blue - Still a developmental group.  Practices are offered 3 times per week and usually last about an hour.  Swimmers are generally 8-10 years old.

Bronze -  A group working on the transition from technique to training.  Practices are offered about 5 times per week and usually last an hour. Swimmers are generally 9-11 years old.

Silver -  Our lower level training group.  Practices offered about 6 times per week, for about 90 minutes.  Swimmers are generally 10-12 years old.

Gold - Our highest level training group.  Practices offered 6 times per week.

Senior - This group is our high school aged athletes. Practices offered up to 9 times per week.

Masters - This group is for adults interested in either fitness or competition. Practices offered up to 9 times per week.



All lesson and practice sessions for the Torpedoes are conducted at the Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center, located at Voorhees Park (2230 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802).