STARS

Be your very best! Become a STAR! This team is committed to supporting swimmers at every level. Whether you’re developing the proper mechanics of competitive strokes or looking for advanced stroke refinement and improving endurance, you will experience high level training in an environment that is based on a sportsmanship, responsibility, self-discipline, and self-confidence. STARS is a competitive recreational team that is open to anyone ages 6-18 able to swim two lengths of the pool (50 yards). Swimmers should also be able to swim one length (25 yards) in each of the four competitive strokes legally and without assistance to be eligible for placement in the beginner group. See requirement below.

Our goal is to encourage a love of swimming and develop swimmers into the very best competitors they can be. This is an inclusive recreational program that welcomes all team members and encourages growth based on the individual’s personal goals and abilities. To ensure our team members receive the specific training needed to be successful and stay motivated; our experienced coaching staff will evaluate each swimmer’s individual ability and needs before determining group placement.

Our team participates in local competitions in the Northern and Western suburbs during the summer season. Participation in these meets are optional and up to the individual swimmer. Fees:

All fees must be paid in full before the first day of swim team practice. Swimmers that have not registered in advance will not be able to practice until registration fees have been paid. Full registration packets are available at the Family Aquatic Center and the Family Recreation Center registration desk. Team fees do not include a Family Aquatic Center membership. Swimmers are responsible for swimsuits and equipment costs. No refunds can be issued once the season begins. A discount of $25 may be deducted for each additional sibling from the same family that registers for STARS Swim Team*. STARS Swim Team members may only swim during assigned practice times. Teammates that want to swim on their own outside of practice must either purchase a membership or pay the daily admission fee.

Please note: Parents are invited to stay during practice, but we kindly request that you watch from the observation deck. USA Swimming, Illinois Swimming, and insurance regulations allow only athletes and coaching staff to access the pool deck during practice.

Summer Session (June 4-August 3)

Age GroupDaysTimesRequirements
White Group Beginner
10 & under
MWF
TuTh
9:15-10:15am
6-7pm
50 yds freestyle
25 yds backstroke,
breaststroke, butterfly
Red Group Intermediate
10-13
MWF
TuTh
8-9:30am
7:30-8:30pm
100 yds freestyle
50 yds backstroke,
breaststroke, butterfly
Blue Group Advanced
13 +
MWF
TuTh
7:30-8:30pm
7-8pm
100 yds freestyle
50 yds backstroke,
breaststroke, butterfly

 

Stars Spring Training
Is your child looking to start or continue a competitive swimming career? Stars Spring Training is strategically timed between the winter and summer competitive swimming seasons in order to help prepare your athlete for tryouts and a successful swimming season. This program integrates sportsmanship, mental preparedness, and self-confidence with fundamental training to help your swimmer be the best competitor she can be. There will be a time trial meet (beginner swim meet) on the last day of the session. Note that B-Wave Swimming (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for this program.

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