The Suburban Swim League exists to facilitate and support the effort of our member clubs to provide wholesome, recreational-competitive swimming programs within Sacramento-area communities.

The League, founded in 1967 by Gloria Zielke, has a rich tradition of sportmanship, fast racing, and summer fun. The Suburban Swim League places the importance of recreational swimming and participation above the element of competition.

Though competition is an important element of a swim meet, we emphasize participation to enable the maximum number of swimmers to enjoy a well-rounded, summer recreational program.

The SSL strongly advocates swimming as a lifetime sport. We believe that swimming is an ideal component of an active, healthy lifestyle for kids.