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08/18/2018Learn to Swim with SRST!

Pre-Team Group Practice

Group focus-introduction to competitive swimming, comfort with complete facial submersion, rotary (side) breathing, introduction to practice equipment.  Swimmers should wear one piece suits (girls) and bring goggles to all sessions.

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 12 swimmers.  Openings will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Registration forms and payment are due on day one of each session.  Failure to complete this process will result in the participant losing their spot and the first family on the waiting list will be contacted, unless timely communication has occurred with our Pre-Team Lead-Laura Carlantonio.

Cost-$60.00/session per participant

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

Sessions will run for 6 consecutive weeks throughout the 2018-19 swim season (September-March). 

Session 1- Wednesday September 5th-Wednesday October 10th from 7:15-8 pm.

Contact information-for additional information or questions, please contact lead pre-team lead, Laura Carlantonio at eelssrst@gmail.com


07/20/2018Fall 2018 Registration

Slippery Rock Swim Team

Season Tryouts & Registration

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

When: Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (swimmers need goggles if trying out for the team)

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 do not need be independent in the water.  Instruction will be both supervised and assisted in the water.

Season Information: The SRST swim season will run from September 4, 2018 through late March 2019 (7 months).  Entry level (team ready) swimmers will practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm and Saturday morning from 8-9 am-cost $295.00 for entire season (payment plans available).  Pre-team swimmers will practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:00 pm – in 6-week sessions. Cost is $60.00 per 6-week session.  Pre-team swimmers will be assessed during their time in the water, and may progress to “team ready”.  SRST participates in swim meets throughout the season, which are free to swimmers and ALL swimmers on the team are encouraged to participate in them.

Contact for Questions: Robin Plank, SRST Assistant Coach & 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!