SA Premier Swimming

Competitive swim coaches offer training to increase speed and endurance, as well as guide instruction, to further develop swim stroke techniques.  Athletes must have a desire and ability to compete as they will train for swim meets throughout the year. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Info

Key:
Appropriate for children who walk independently.
Appropriate for children who use an assistive device.
Appropriate for children who use a wheelchair.

SA Premier

Division Requirements

  • Athlete may have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
  • Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
  • 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
  • Athletes will train with the goal of participating in competitions in and/or out of San Antonio
Typically offered
Winter Spring Summer Fall
Duration
Weekly practices for 5 months
Age
6-21
Program Fee
Monthly fee based on practices and competitions

Sport Requirements

  • No assistance is provided in the water, so athletes must swim independently in depths of up to 9 feet
  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25m without stopping and at least 200-400m within a practice session
  • Athlete must be able to successfully perform a minimum of two swim strokes
  • Swimmers must demonstrate independent safety awareness and follow safety rules on deck in the pool
  • Goggles, fins and kickboard are also recommended