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06/21/2018Fall 2018 Registration
Fall registration will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 9 am-12 pm at Slippery Rock University's Morrow Field House. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome.  New swimmers to the team will be assessed in the water and assigned to practice groups.  Please bring swimsuit (one piece for girls), goggles, and towel for tryouts.  Contact Coach Robin Plank-jplank@zoominternet.net for further questions.
04/29/2018SRST Pre-team Information

Learn to Swim with Slippery Rock Swim Team!

Pre-Team Group Practice

Group focus-introduction to competitive swimming, comfort with complete facial submersion, rotary (side) breathing, introduction to practice equipment

Participants need not be independent in the water as assistants will be available in the water for every session.  All ages, ability levels are welcome!

Group size will be capped at 10 swimmers.

Cost-$30.00/session per participant

Registration forms can be downloaded from our team website: follow the “Registration” tab.  Payment and registration forms are required on first day of each session.

Session 1- Fridays from 7:00-7:45 April 20, 27, May 4th

Session 2-Fridays from 7:00-7:45 May 18th, 25th, June 1st

Session 3-Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15 June 5, 12, 19th

Session 4-Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15 July 3rd, 10, 17th

Contact information-for additional information or questions, please contact lead pre-team coach, Calista Meyers at srstpreteam@gmail.com

04/16/2018Spring Session - USA Swimming and Meet opportunities
Spring session starts tomorrow - yippee!! For those of you who may be interested in swimming USA Swimming this Spring/Summer, I will be sending in a seasonal USA Swimming registration next weekend, so if you are interested, please let me know by Friday, 4/20/18. Cost involved would be the seasonal registration fee (USA Swimming sets this fee), which is $48, meet entry fees (typically $5.00 per event at each USA Swimming meet), and a $20 per meet coaching fee (per family, not per swimmer, to cover coaching costs). We will do another USA Swimming registration in the fall for the winter season as well. If you are interested in signing your swimmer up for the seasonal USA Swimming (for the long course meets this spring/summer), please email me by 4/20/18. Reminder - the Sprint Meet in Salem, OH on May 20th is open to ALL SRST swimmers, you do NOT have to be registered with USA Swimming to attend this meet.
03/26/20182018 WCPSL Chamionship Meet Results

Congratulations to ALL SRST swimmers for some outstanding swims at our league championship meet held at Butler High School on March 24, 2018. Thank you to all SRST parents, grandparents, and meet volunteers for running an outstanding championship meet for our league swimmers!


Results highlights:


Individual awards:

8 and under girls individual high point winner - Avery Grossman

9/10 girls individual high point winner - Cora Plank

9/10 girls individual high point runner-up (TIE!!) - Raely FaJohn & Season Grant

11/12 girls individual high point runner-up - Anna Plank

11/12 boys individual high point winner - Connor Wallace

13/14 girls individual high point runner up - Natalie Carlantonio

 

Age group awards:

7/8 girls age group winner

9/10 girls age group winner

 

Team awards:

3rd Place Overall - Large Team Division

 

WCPSL Record Set:

9/10 100 yard freestyle - Cora Plank - 1:04.47

03/17/2018Spring/Summer Swimming with SRST!

SPRING SESSION:


**If you know of swimmers who may be interested in joining the team, we will have try-outs for new swimmers on Tuesday, April 3rd, from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  This is for any NEW swimmer interested in joining the team.  We will require all swimmers joining the team to swim for the coaches so that they can be assigned the correct practice group.  This is also an opportunity to sign up for the Pre-Team opportunity.  Please see the attached flyer, and please spread the word to those you know may be interested. 


Red/Senior: 4/16/18-6/2/18 Weekday evening practices, Saturday morning practices.  Please see the attached calendar.  There is no practice on Wednesdays due to an SRU class. 

Black/Silver: 4/16/18-6/1/18 - Weekday evening practices, Saturday morning practices.

SUMMER SESSION:

Red/Senior (MORNING PRACTICES): 6/4/18-7/28/18 - Red/Senior group - Monday-Friday - Senior 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Red 8:00 am - 9:30 am, and both groups Saturday 7:30am-9:30 am 

Black/Silver (EVENING PRACTICES): 6/4/18-7/28/18 Evening/Saturday times in the summer session will be the same as the evening times in the spring session.

COST:

Senior Group: Both Spring and Summer sessions: $350, Spring session or Summer session only: $175

Red Group: Both Spring and Summer sessions: $250.  Spring session or summer session only: $125 

Black Group: Both Spring and Summer sessions: $160.  Spring session or Summer session only: $80

Silver Group: Both Spring and Summer sessions: $120.  Spring session or Summer session only: $60 

Your swimmer has the option of competing in USA Swimming meets throughout the summer.  These are long-course meets (50-meter pool).  If your swimmer is not registered with USA Swimming and would like to try it out this summer, there are two options - you can register your swimmer for just the summer with USA Swimming, at a cost of $48, or you can register them for a yearly membership, which would be active until 12/31/18 at a cost of $76.  If interested in this, please let us know.  If your swimmer is already registered with USA Swimming, their registration covers all meets through 12/31/18, and they will be able to compete in the USA Swimming spring/summer meets. 

If you anticipate your swimmer being involved this spring and/or summer, please respond to this email with which session (spring or summer or both), so we have an idea of how many swimmers we will have.  Updated practice group assignments will be shared by the coaches at the banquet in April, so there may be a change in practice group for your swimmer for the Spring/Summer season.

 If you have any questions, please let us know.  Spring and Summer are a great time to work on technique, conditioning, and have fun! 

- SRST Coaches & Board

03/12/2018Spring 2018 Tryouts

Spring Tryouts

Where: Slippery Rock University Morrow Field House, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

When: Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:30-6:30

Target Ability Levels:

·         Team ready-swimmers should be able to complete one lap of a 25 yard pool without assistance. 

·         Pre-team-any swimmers interested in learning basic stroke technique.  Swimmers need not be independent in the water.  Instruction will be both supervised and assisted in the water.

Season Information: SRST spring session will run from April 16th- June 2nd.  Entry level (Team ready) swimmers will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30-cost $60.00.  Pre-team swimmers will practice on Fridays from 6:30-7:30 (April 20, 27, and May 1). Cost is $30.00

Contact for Questions: Robin Plank, SRST VP-jplank@zoominternet.net

12/12/2016Information on USA swimming

The purpose of this post is to let you know a little bit about USA Swimming.  USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the US.  It promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport.  Our team participates in the Western Central Pennsylvania Swim League, and also participates in USA Swimming through our regional USA Swimming location, Allegheny Mountain Swimming.  Some of our swimmers participate in USA Swimming as well as our league meets.  I want to dispel the misconception that "USA Swimming is only for the fast swimmers".  This is simply NOT true.  USA Swimming splits their meets by ability, so it provides ALL swimmers the opportunity to compete with swimmers of like ability.  This actually promotes growth and additional competition, without discouraging swimmers.  There are time standards to achieve, and this is what allows swimmers to advance to the next level of swim meet within USA Swimming, so they always are swimming with swimmers that are competitive with them, but of like ability.  Why am I telling you all of this?  We are about to renew our current USA swimmer's memberships, which will be good through 12/31/17, and we would like you all to think about trying USA Swimming.  The membership is $72 per swimmer, per year, and the only other cost associated is the "splash fees" for meet entries.  Similar to our league champs meet, any USA Swimming meet has a $5 per entry fee per swimmer.  This helps cover the cost for the host teams, as well as for the certified officials that are at every USA meet.  Attending USA Swimming meets broadens your swimmer's horizon greatly, and opens their world to a lot more competition and like-ability swimmers that are in our region.  Additionally, it provides time standards to shoot for, which provides additional goal-setting for your swimmer.  If you are interested in trying USA Swimming in 2017, please let us know, and we will add your swimmer to our registration list.  Again, the yearly fee of $72 goes to USA Swimming, and covers registration through 12/31/17.  If your swimmer is a current USA Swimming swimmer, we will also need to know if you will be renewing their registration for 2017.  If you have any questions about USA Swimming, please feel free to ask your swimmer's coaches, or Laura Carlantonio or Robin Plank, as we are both parents of USA Swimming swimmers and beginner swimmers.  Please email Laura Carlantonio by DECEMBER 16TH if you are interested in registering your swimmer for USA Swimming.  Thank you!!

09/21/2015Swim Team Apparel
Our Swim Outlet team website has been updated, and team apparel is ready!  It is available all year round, you can customize with your swimmer's name, and there are many options!  Go to our team site through Swim Outlet: www.swimoutlet.com/srst, and click on the link on the left "SRST Custom Gear".  Items feature our team logo. Great Christmas gifts!

08/20/2014SwimOutlet.Com Team Store
We are proud to announce our affiliation with SwimOutlet.com.  When purchasing items from SwimOutlet, you are not only getting great products but helping to support the Eels!  Each purchase made, while using the following link, earns financial rewards for our team!