Summer Schedule

May 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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IMG_7629Dear Swimmers and families,

This summer at the Sun Coast Swim Team begins some exciting new changes and continues some of our excellent traditions. The first is our swimming schedule, all swimmers will have more practice time, which will include our focus on learning healthy stroke technique, physical fitness, sportsmanship and fun.  We will also have both morning and late afternoon practice session times available, and some swimmers may choose to swim both sessions.

We will have three basic groups beginning May 31st, 2016

  • Novice Group practicing up to 5 days a week, approx. 1 hour practices – $40 a month
    • Monday-Friday, starts at 8:00am
  • Age-Group practicing up to 6 days a week, approx. 1 ½ hour practices, $60 a month
    • Monday-Friday, starts at 7:30am, optional Saturdays 7:00am -and/or-
    • Monday-Friday, starts at 6:00pm, optional Saturdays 7:00am
  • Senior Group practicing from 6 days a week, optional two-a-days, 2 hour practices, $60 a month
    • Monday-Friday, starts at 6:00am, optional Saturdays 7:00am -and/or-
    • Monday-Friday, starts at 6:00pm, optional Saturdays 7:00am
    • Weight training* (CRHS); Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4:00pm *coach selected (NO ADDITONAL COST)

Price includes $5 minimal team booster fee.  $5 discount for each additional family swimmer.

It is graduation day for some of our age group swimmers.  Swimmers that will be swimming in high school for the fall 2016 season should plan on swimming with the Senior Group beginning at the start of summer practice.

Practices will be structured a little differently this summer as multiple swim groups will be working in and around the pool at the same time.  For example, swimmers will be in and out of the pool, some swimmers will be doing a traditional swim practice, while at the same time others swimmers may be doing dive starts, relays, exercises around the pool deck, and/or obstacle course.  This is a great way to develop the whole swimmer while also mixing athletics with fun!

Coach Wells will continue working with our Seniors Group but he will also be working with Coach Laura and the other coaches with the Age Group and Novice swimmers.  In addition, it has always been the SCST tradition of having our Senior swimmers following their practice work with the novice and age group swimmers.

We have several meets this summer and there, these are great opportunities for all our swimmers to participate from novice to senior swimmers.


TBAY Invitational at Lakeland (25 Yard Short Course)

June 24th – 26th, 2016 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Summer Florida Age Group Championships at Orlando (50 Meter Long Course)

July 14th – 17th, 2016 (Qualification Times required see Coaches)

Summer Senior Championships at IRC/Fort Pierce (50 Meter Long Course)

July 21st – July 24th, 2016 (Qualification Times required see Coaches)

Area 3 Summer Championship at St. Pete (25 Yard Short Course)

July 29th – July 31st, 2016 (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday)

**End of Summer SCST Swim Awards and Party at Bicentennial Pool

August 6th or 12th, 2016 (Saturday)

The GET Rowdy AND Race at Winter Haven (25 Yard Short Course)

September 16th – 18th, 2016 (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday)

We are looking forward to a great swim filled summer!  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to talk to one of the coaches!

See you at the pool!


SCST Summer Registration

May 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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logo_medSwim Team Summer Registration

The Sun Coast Swim Team (SCST) summer registration is in full swing.  SCST this year will be offering both morning and late afternoon practice sessions.

SCST holds swimmer evaluations at each practice to help us place swimmers into appropriate practice groups. Practices are held at Bicentennial Park Pool in Crystal River.  Stop by the pool during any practice for more information or to sign up for the team.  Practices are held the during school year, M-F, 4:00pm-6:30pm, and summers M-F 6:00am-9:00am and 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Since 1995 the Sun Coast Swim Team has established itself as the source of many of Citrus County’s very best competitive athletes. More important than accomplishments alone, Sun Coast Swim Team takes pride in offering a program for all ages and ability levels. Everyone has a special place on the Sun Coast Swim Team.

Age group swimming builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of good physical and mental health by teaching time management, self-discipline and healthy fitness habits. Sun Coast Swim Team teaches the ideals of honesty, integrity, fair play and sportsmanship in addition to the techniques and values of hard work and dedication.

SCST has an experienced staff of coaches who love what they do. They are all certified through USA Swimming and are required to maintain CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Level II background.  Many hold additional coaching certifications as well.

The Sun Coast Swim Team is a USA Swimming affiliated swim program based out of the Bicentennial Pool in Crystal River, Florida.  For more information on SCST visit their website


SCST Does Best at Rowdy Cup

April 27, 2016 by · Comments Off on SCST Does Best at Rowdy Cup
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IMG_6715SCST Does Best at Rowdy Cup

It was another successful meet for the Sun Coast Swim Team at the Winter Haven Stingrays 2016 Rowdy Cup this past weekend.  Virtually every SCST swimmer finished with a personal best time, and SEVEN individual SCST records and one relay SCST record were broken.

13055446_10153644512922984_6618817291983171726_nCongratulations to Marissa Hengesbach for setting new records in the 9-10 / 50M Free (39.24), 50M Back (50.63), and the 100M Breast (1:53.03).  Laura Henry set a record in the 13-14 / 400M Free (5:20.45).  Renee Henry broken records in the 15 and over 200M Free (2:31.71), 400M Free (5:15.01), and 200M Back (3:06.20).  Then the Senior 200M Free Relay team of L. Henry, M. Lenoir, G. Kennedy, R. Henry, set the team record of 2:14.25.

Remember that our next meet is a Long Course meet and the entries are due May 2, 2016!

You can check the results on Team Stats on line via our web site or by following this link:\SunCoastSwimTeam.mdb&MEET=653

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