University City Swim Club, located in St. Louis, MO, offers a youth swim team and adult masters team, open to all.


University City Swim Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in St. Louis, MO, trains youth and adult swimmers, supporting their athletic and personal development and helping them to develop a love of swimming through skilled instruction, opportunities to compete, a financially accessible and flexible program, and a supportive community of swimmers and their families. 


Access: We strive to offer participation and support to all members of the community regardless of their swimming skill level, where they live, their ability to pay, race, religion, or gender, or any aspect of their background. 

Equity: We make it possible for all to succeed at UCSC, reducing disparities in access to high-quality swim training and attending to the reality that St. Louis swimming pools have historically been unwelcoming, even dangerous, places for the black community.

Pursuit of excellence: As a USA Swimming sanctioned team, we prepare our athletes to develop and compete at their highest potential.

Community-centered: We build a supportive community of diverse UCSC participants and their families, and we value the connection to our home community of University City. 

Love of swimming: Our goal is for every participant to develop a love of swimming that will last a lifetime. We believe in the potential and ability of all youth who are in our care, and we respect them and their families as they pursue their swimming goals.

Life skills: We believe that swim team participation offers a medium to develop skills that serve swimmers throughout their lives – adaptation, perseverance, teamwork, and more. 

Our club’s smaller size means the focus is on the achievements and goals of the individual swimmer. We offer a place for everyone:
  • a competitive youth swim team program

  • skills instruction to refine technique and improve endurance

  • learn-to-swim lessons for anyone who can swim 25 yards in some fashion

  • coached workouts and a supportive swim community for adults


The University City Swim Club Board is available for any questions/concerns you have.  You can reach us by emailing [email protected]  

Shiron Hagens (Board President)

Ellen Howe (Secretary)

Paul Granneman (Treasurer)

Sarah Halcomb (Board Member)

Karna Sherwood (Board Member)