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07/21/2023Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Tryouts & Registration

SRST Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Tryouts & Registration

We will be holding tryouts this season for any new swimmers who are interested in joining SRST or who were members of SRST prior to the 2022-2023 season.  Swimmers should have prior swimming experience, whether on another team or through lessons, and need to be capable of swimming at least 25 yards of the pool freestyle and backstroke without assistance.  

We anticipate our tryouts will take place during the first week of September and will be held at the SRU Fieldhouse pool.  If you are interested in signing up for a tryout, please contact our Secretary at for complete details and a date/time for the tryout.  For details regarding our team and policies, please look at our SRST Handbook, which is linked on the main page of our website.    

If your swimmer is not quite ready to tryout for SRST, but you would like to be part of our organization, we offer lessons through our Pre-Team program.  We will help your swimmer with their stroke techniques, and help them learn their starts and turns.  If you would be interested in being added to our mailing list to receive details regarding the sessions and times our program will be offered this year, please email our 
Pre-Team Coordinator at  Please be sure to include the age of your swimmer(s) and if they have any previous swimming experience.

Returning Swimmers
All returning swimmers, who were not registered during our spring/summer season, will be emailed regarding our September registration dates.  If you do not receive details by the start of school, please contact us at

2023-2024 Registration Costs
Our full season registration costs are based on what practice group your swimmer will be in and are as follows:

Senior     (6 days/week - est. 9 hours water time)      $660.00 
Red         (6 days/week - est. 9 hours water time)       $660.00
Black      (3 days/week - est. 4.5 hours water time)    $365.00 
Silver      (3 days/week - est. 3 hours water time)       $325.00

There will be additional costs to include: raffle tickets, suits, caps, USA membership, etc.  Our Registration Costs form will be provided to you via email and will be required to be signed and returned.

All members of SRST are required to obtain a membership with USA Swimming, regardless of age, and you will be provided the process for registering once you register with the team.

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.  SRST requires all members of our team to be registered with USA Swimming memberships.

Our team participates in the Western Central Pennsylvania Swim League, and also participates in USA Swimming through our Local Swimming Committee (LSC), Allegheny Mountain Swimming (AMS).  We have a large group of SRST swimmers who represent the team at both league and USA Swimming 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.  If you have any question about USA swimming, just ask Coach Plank!