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

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
Weekly practices for 5 months
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