The Swimming and Diving Club at the University of Colorado Boulder is a student run, co-ed program that gives students of every ability level the chance to swim. Practices are held five days per week and are non-mandatory. The season covers most of the academic year, stretching from late August through some of April. Any CU Boulder student can join, regardless of ability level. The team does not offer scholarships.
The team competes in around 8 meets annually, both home and away, against Club and NCAA Division I/II/III teams from across the country. One of the highlights of the season is our Training Trip, which typically takes place during the last week of Winter Break. Past locations included Florida, Arizona, and California. We spend a week balancing intense twice-per-day practices with trips to the beach and local attractions.
Any student can join, regardless of their experience or ability level! To join the team you must...
We hold an interest meeting during the first week of each semester. Look for details on the News Feed. If the interest meeting has passed, you are unable to attend, or you have any questions, contact one of the officers. You are always welcome to drop by one of our practices as well.
Practices are optional but highly encouraged. Our philosophy is "you get out what you put in." We only ask that you respect the time of your coach and fellow athletes. All practices are at the University of Colorado at Boulder Recreation Center.
Q: Are there tryouts for our team?
A: No, the team accepts all ability and commitment levels.
Q: What time do practices take place?
A: Swim practices take place from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on M/W/F, and from 6:15 to 7:45 AM on T/Th. Dive practices take place from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on M/W/Th.
Q: Where are the practices located?
A: On M/W/F, swim practices take place in the Carlson Gym Pool. On T/Th, swim practices take place in the Clare Small Pool. All dive practices take place in the Rec Center Dive Well.
Q: How much does the team cost?
A: $370 per year, or $185 per semester. This includes all transportation and hotels for away meets as well as coaches salaries and pool space. The fee does not cover the optional Training Trip that takes place each January.
Q: Do you have to qualify for Nationals?
A: Yes, but every athlete gets one "free event." All athletes are limited to 4 individual events and 5 relays. Qualification times are available here from Georgia Tech Swim Club.
Q: Is the team part of a national organization?
A: Yes, beginning in the 2017-18 season, our team is governed by College Club Swimming.
Q: Are meets and practices mandatory?
A: No, but they are highly encouraged.
Q: Who do I contact to ask specific questions?
A: Address the appropriate officer or coach depending on your question: