About Us

The Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, year-round swim team serving the Greater Clemson area. Established in 1978, CAT is a member of USA Swimming (USAS) and SC Swimming. CAT practices daily at Clemson Central Recreation Center and hosts swim meets in the Clemson area.

CAT athletes train year-round, emphasizing stroke development, realistic goal-setting & achievement, effective time management skills, and personal responsibility. Swimming is the sports activity most recommended by physicians, providing superb exercise, enhanced aerobic capacity, full-body muscle development, and improved coordination. And when compared with student-athletes in other sports, swimmers average the highest GPA!

There are no bench warmers in swimming! All CAT swimmers can compete throughout the year at meets matched to their achievement level. From the novice to the nationally-ranked swimmer, CAT provides fun and appropriate training and competition opportunities for all ages and abilities.

CAT offers several age-group training squads and an active US Masters squad of adults. Each training group has its own schedule, from 2-6 days per week. CAT athletes are ages five and older.

For more information on swimming with CAT, call (217) 521-2472 or email us at [email protected] to set up a free athlete evaluation.  Information about practice schedules and swim fees can be found under the "Team Information" tab.

If you want to observe a practice or talk to the coaches at stated practice times only, visit the Clemson Central Recreation Center (130 Commons Wy in Central); see the Team Information Page.

See the Team Information page for information and training schedules.