2018-2019 Season

Information for new swimmers & swim families 

A Guide to Your First Swim Meet

Where to Purchase Swim Suits

STORM Team & USA swimming policies

Anti Bullying Policy

Electronic Communications Policy

Photo Policy

Practice Schedule

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019


Oct 27-28 STORM Halloween Sprints - RAC

Nov 9-11 HOKI Thanksgiving Invite - CAC 

Dec 6-9 HOKI Swim & Tri Winter Champs - CAC* 

Jan 12-13 MLK Invite - CAC 

January 26-27 CYAC Winter Invite - Brooks YMCA

Feb 22-24 District Champs (SW/BR) - location TBD 

March 7-10 Age Group Champs - CAC 

March 23 - GATOR Last Chance Meet - JMU

*due to special circumstances, the December meet will be extremely limited participation; Advanced Age Group swimmers only*

Rockbridge Storm is a club swimming team affiliated with USA Swimming. We offer instruction, training and competition for swimmers in the Rockbridge area.

Storm’s mission is to provide a quality swim program for swimmers of all ages and abilities by providing professional instruction in an innovative, goal-oriented environment. The coaching staff endeavors to teach, train and motivate swimmers to achieve their ultimate potential in swimming in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.

Storm strives to instill an appreciation for personal accountability, self-motivation, goal setting and goal achievement in its swimmers. It is our belief that the process of achieving is as significant as the achievement itself.

The team competes in local and regional competitions sanctioned by United States Swimming Inc., the national governing body for amateur swimming.

Purple Team 

WHO: Swimmers who are comfortable in the water and can do the following: jump in the deep end, tread water for at least 30 seconds; go to a back float and swim backstroke for an entire length of the pool. Freestyle swimming skills are also strongly recommended. This class is designed for future swim team members who are not ready for the commitment of a yearlong swim team. For questions about whether your swimmer would fit well with the purple team, please contact Caroline Brassfield at cbrassfield16@gmail.com

Purple Team is ideal for those swimmers who have participated in our Purple Team this summer and are looking to continue into another session this fall. We expect that our swimmers will complete 2 or 3 sessions of Purple Team prior to graduating to our novice group or Red Team. 


SESSION ONE: September 19th – November 9th

SESSION TWO: February - April (specific dates TBA)

Where: Rockbridge Aquatics Center

Practice Times: 5:00 – 5:30 Monday/Wendesday


One day per week: $140

Two days per week: $240 

All Purple Team Swimmers MUST pay the $25 USA "Flex" Registration Fee

STORM Team: Novice, Age Group

WHO:  Swimmers interested in competing with our full club swimming team affiliated with USA swimming.

Novice is our first group of year round STORM swimmers. Novice swimmers are age 7-9 and are capable of swimming strong freestyle and backstroke and ready to fully learn competitive breaststroke and butterfly. Summer league Red Team swimmers are likely a good fit for this group. 

Age group is our STORM team for swimmers age 8-13 who are strong freestyle and backstroke swimmers and have already begun or completed learning both breaststroke and butterfly. These swimmers are working on perfecting all four strokes and developing the other skills necessary for competition (perfecting dives, turns, finishes, etc.) These swimmers may practice 2 - 4 times per week from 5:30 - 6:30 (Monday - Thursday). This group is appropriate for very strong Red Team swimmers from our summer league or swimmers who have already spent one or more seasons in Novice. Swim meet participation is subject to additional meet entry fees. 

Dates: Practice will begin Wednesday, September 19th.

Where: Rockbridge Aquatics Center

Practice Times: M, T, W, TH

Age Group: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Novice: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

(*Swimmers will be required to indicate which days they will practice weekly*)


2 days per week: $350 

3 days per week: $450*

4 days per week: $475

Flex Registration or Premium Registration is REQUIRED 

Flex - $25 (only for those who will swim in 2 or fewer meets below championship level) 

Premium - $80 (for those who plan to swim in 3 or more meets or participate in champ level swim meets) 

*Novice can only practice 3 times max. per week*

$25 discount per family for Annual Family Pass

STORM Team Advanced Age Group and Fall Team

WHO:  Advanced swimmers interested competing with our USS Swim team. 

Advanced Age Group is appropriate for swimmers age 12 and up who are strong in all four competitive strokes. This is the highest level of our STORM team and is designed to allow swimmers to have longer and more serious practice time in the pool. 

Dates: Practice will begin Wednesday September 19th

Where: Rockbridge Aquatics Center

Practice Times: Monday - Friday 4:00 pm-5:30 pm (On Mondays/Wednesdays, swimmers may be in the water 4-5 and finish with dryland activities).


Fall Team: $250 (for swimmers 9th grade and older who will compete with RCHS for the winter season) 

Full Season: $495 (for swimmers who will compete with STORM for the fall and winter season). 

$25 discount per family for Annual Family Pass

There is a mandatory USA Registration fee with either FLEX or Premium for both teams. 

Flex - $25 - ideal for Fall Team swimmers who compete with the RCHS team in the fall instead of USA Meets 

Premium - $80 ideal for Advanced Age Group Swimmers who do NOT compete at the High School Level or will compete in championship level swim meets.