SCARLET AQUATICS - Rutgers Division

Welcome to the Scarlet Aquatics Website (Rutgers Division) ... Do you want to be part of our success at the New Jersey, Eastern Zone, National, and International levels? We have a program for everyone. If you have goals that extend out of New Jersey and into the international arena then join us. After training at Scarlet, our swimmers have gone on to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in athletic scholarships over the last 8 years. We have also had swimmers at the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, Pan American Games, World University Games, Commonwealth Games, Duel in the Pool, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Olympic Trials, on the USA Swimming National Team, USA Swimming National Junior Team, National Select Camps, and Zone Select Camps as well as multiple NCAA qualifiers and All Americans. Dozens of our top swimmers have been named USA Swimming Scholastic All Americans showing that academics and athletics indeed go together. Be a part of the success. Sign up for a tryout today!

The purpose of the program is to enable swimmers to have the opportunity to obtain proper coaching and training for all levels of competitive swimming. Swimmers range from novice to Olympic Trials qualifiers. The program is under the direction of Tom Speedling and qualified assistants also work with the program. The program is held at Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University. Other university pools may be used.

USA Swimming Registration
swimmers must register with USA Swimming. 

Parents and Spectators
swimmers are allowed into the Recreation Center during practice. Parents and siblings are welcome to wait in the Busch Student Center.

Disciplinary Regulations
Any person involved in vandalism, misconduct, or failure to cooperate with the coaches or Recreation Center personnel will be dismissed from the program.

Swimmers participate in USA Swimming meets according to their ability level and age group.  A separate fee is charged to cover entry fees. This fee is not included in registration fees.

Enrollment Limitations
Enrollment in any session may be limited at the discretion of the Head Coach. Application and registration fee will be returned if a swimmer cannot be accommodated.  Coaches discretion is the determining factor in placement of swimmers in training groups. 

New Participants
Tryouts are held throughout the season for interested swimmers.  Swimmers may try out in the summer for the falll seaason if they wish.  

Basic Training Outline
Swimmers are encouraged to participate in the program year round and to progress to increasingly challenging training groups. The season commitment is September through July.  Swimmers are grouped both according to ability and age, with ability being the more important consideration.  Prior to payment due dates, changes in workout groups can be  recommended.  All group placements are by coaches recommendation.