Thank you for your interest in the Chehalem Swim Team! 

Below is information regarding membership with the Chehalem Swim Team. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our Head Coach,

How to join:
A swimmer new to the Chehalem Swim Team must attend a team tryout or talk to a coach. Each swimmer interested in joining the team receives a free week of swim in order to tryout. The coaching staff will determine what swim level the swimmer qualifies for, and you can contact membership to register.  

Chehalem Swim Team Structure
The Chehalem Swim Team is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  We are a parent-run, coach-led organization.  In order to be successful, the club needs all parents to get involved. Coaches are the only paid employees.  All of your/ dues, fees and time go toward what is needed to support the swimmers. 

The coaching staff are responsible for everything in the pool; tryouts, practice schedules, swimmer placement, dryland and swim training, and choosing events for individual swimmers at meets. They are all certified and paid employees of the club.

The CST Board of Directors are responsible for all administrative, business and operational activities of the club. They are all volunteers who put in many hours to ensure our swimmers have every opportunity to compete.


Chehalem Swim Team Monthly Dues Schedule

Training Group

Monthly Dues

Days/ Week 

Tiger Sharks


      6 days

Mako Sharks


     5  days

Bull Sharks


     4  days

Thresher Sharks


     3  days

Hammer Head Sharks


     2  Days




  • The placement of a swimmer in any group requires coach approval. A swimmer returning to the team will initially be placed in the same group he or she was in at the time of their most recent departure. 


The Chehalem Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Chehalem Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes, geared towards challenging each individual and developing them to the best of THEIR abilities.

CST Training Groups
The following describes the requirements for each respective training group within the Chehalem Swim Team.

Hammerhead Sharks -
Hammerhead Sharks is the entry-level group for Chehalem Swim Team. Training at this level
consists of learning the core fundamentals of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.
Thresher Sharks -
Entry to the Thresher Shark level is a legal breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle. This group starts pace clock reading. The Threshers will learn the butterfly.
Bull Sharks -
Entry to Bull Sharks is a 100 IM being the criteria for
entry into this level. This is usually the largest group in the club. There will be A/B/C swimmers in this group and there maybe Age Group Sectional Qualifiers in this group as well. Test Sets 10x50 @ 1:00
Mako Sharks -
This training group will also have a very diverse range. There will be high level Age Group swimmers,
as well as A/B/C Senior swimmers. Test Sets: 6x100 free @ 1:45 and 6x100IM @2:00.
Tiger Sharks -
High School athletes and advancement by coaches invitation.



Regular Practice Times: 
**Please check the monthly calendar on our website  for any adjustments due to holidays, meets, or other events.


Competition Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday     Friday     Saturday     Sunday
Mako 3 3:15-4:25   Mako 3 3:15-4:25   Mako 3 3:15-4:25   Tigers 3:15-4:25   Mako 3 3:15-4:25   Tigers 9:00-11:00      
Mako 1 3:15-4:25   Mako 1 3:15-4:25   Mako 1 3:15-4:25         Mako 1 3:15-425   Mako 3 HS 9:00-10:00      
Mako 2 3:15-4:25   Mako 2 3:15-4:25   Mako 2 3:15-4:25         Mako 2 3:15-4:25   Mako 3 MS 4:15-5:45      
Cleaning     Cleaning     Cleaning     Cleaning     Cleaning     Mako 2 4:15-5:45      
Bullsharks 1 4:30-5:15   Bullsharks 3 4:30-5:15   Bullshark 1 4:30-5:15   Bullsharks 3 4:30-5:15   Bullsharks 1 4:30-5:15         Tigers 5:30-7:00
Thresher 3 4:30-5:15   Bullshark  2 4:30-5:15   Thresher 2 4:30-5:15   Bullshark 2 4:30-5:15   Thresher 3 4:30-5:15   Mako 1 4:15-4:55      
      Thresher 1 4:30-5:15   Thresher 3 4:30-5:15   Thresher 1 4:30-5:15   Bullsharks 3 4:30-5:15   Bullsharks 3
Liesure Monday           Wednesday           Friday            
Hammerheads 3:15-3:45         Hammerhea 3:15-3:45         Hammerheads 3:15-3:45            
Thresher 2 3:15-4:00         Thresher 2 3:15-3:45         Thresher 2 3:15-4:00            
Hammerhead 4:00-4:30                     Hammerhead 4:00-4:30            
Thresher 2 4:30-5:15                     Thresher 2 4:30-5:15            
Competition Monday           Wednesday           Friday            
Tigers 8:45-10:15         Tigers 8:45-10:15         Tigers 8:45-10:15            

Contact Head Coach Erin Fincher at if you have questions or wish to schedule a tryout with CST.