Sea Dragons Swimming
Sea Dragons Swimming is a non-profit youth association dedicated to the sport of competitive swimming.
Age Group Swimming
Learn to Swim Program
Registration for the winter season will be held in early September. See our website, seadragonswimming.org for dates. All athletes are required to be members of USA Swimming. The membership application must be completed and the membership fee paid before practicing with the team. This year’s membership is $65.00
All members must complete registration BEFORE entering the water (including their USA SWIM REGISTRATION), and the minimum dues must be paid within the first week. New members must provide a birth certificate. This is a USA Swimming requirement.
If the athlete withdraws in writing (email acceptable) within 30 days of when the Sea Dragons begin practice, all payments will be returned, less a $25 set-up fee.
Outreach Program: Athletes from families receiving assistance (food stamps or reduced lunches) pay a reduced USA Swimming membership of $7.00, and SDS provides a 50% reduction in dues. DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.
Our member dues cover only 40% of our cost for a successful aquatics program. In order to cover the additional 60% cost, each family is expected to participate in key events supporting the program and providing the best experience for our swimmers. A sample of planned activities for this season include:
Overview of the Sea Dragons, our mission, organization, key contacts, goals, expectations, and season’s schedule. Sept/Oct.
October event. Learn how to run a meet, such as timers, scoreboard, concession stand, clerk of courts, etc.
November event. Assist with competitive swim meet activities (timers, clerk of courts, concession stand, etc.).
Chill on the Hill
February event. Similar to above.
Movie Night / Fundraising Activities
Monthly fundraising event (usually on Fridays).
Twice per season. These sessions are to help swimming families increase their understanding of Swimming, Athlete development, Program Contribution, and Nutrition.
Dues are per season with a monthly payment option. Membership dues are for the entire season, are not prorated for a partial season, and are non-refundable after the 30-day trial period except in case of documented medical conditions, which preclude further participation. If electing installments, there will be an additional service charge. Siblings will receive a $10.00 per swimmer discount on both the Registration Fee and the monthly payment.
Minimum Due at Registration*
No. monthly payments
Five payments of**
High School Team Member
Middle School Team Member
*Includes $65 USA Swimming membership fee. **Includes $5/mos. service charge
Competitive (Invitation only): Members have shown a dedication to competitive swimming through practice attendance, practice effort, and meet attendance. The competitive team will participate in additional practices, clinics, and individualized instruction, which may include morning, and weekend practices.
Gold: Members show a genuine commitment to swimming and are usually over age 11. Practice five or more days per week. All high school swimmers are placed in this group, though they may not necessarily complete the full daily workout.
Silver: Members focuses on improving stroke mechanics and start/turn technique, as well as increase in aerobic workload. Additionally, dryland workouts are incorporated. Practice four to five days per week.
Bronze: Members are both beginners and experienced swimmers needing additional work to master the four strokes. Practice four days per week.
Lil’ Dragons: Members are beginners, usually under age twelve, learning the basics of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly, and will work on the racing start and flip turns. Practice three-four days per week.
Every athlete is important to the Sea Dragons and will receive the individual attention and instructions needed to achieve their best.
Dues paid to the Sea Dragons go 100% to further the program. Board members and management are volunteers, pay the same dues as everyone else, and receive no compensation.
All our coaches are certified lifeguards, and certified USA Swimming coaches. This means they have had extensive training in swimming and lifeguarding; and have passed the background checks and certification tests to become professional swim coaches.
Phone: (812) 926-3937