I recently had an out of town client ask me "what in the world is the deal with this swim team that you keep talking about?" I was stopped in my tracks. Soon you shall see, my friend, that swim team is the definition of summer for most children from the ages of 4-18 in Greenville County. Growing up, like most children in Greenville, I was on swim team from the age of 3 or 4 until I was 18. I was a typical pool rat turned lifeguard, and a swim coach, and gave swim lessons on the side.
If you are new to Greenville, and have kids, it is a great idea and added bonus to move into neighborhoods that have swim teams. It is a fantastic social outlet for the kids, and for the parents too.
Most swim teams practice twice a day Monday-Wednesday, then once on Thursday morning, and then there are swim meets every Thursday night from the beginning of June through mid July. Fridays are reserved for games, donuts and ribbons from the meet the night before. Not only is practicing twice a day great exercise, but the kids love the social aspect and all of the fun activities that they get to do with the swim team (movies on Thursday afternoons before meets, bowling, shaving cream fights, etc.)
Then there is Divisionals, where all of the teams in your division come together in an all-day-event-extravaganza and swim against each other for the last big meet of the season. From Divisionals, kids qualify for Championships and Classics, which falls on July 19 & 20th this year at the Westside Aquatic Center.
Here is a list of all of the neighborhoods and which division each competes in:
I still maintain that it was the best job I ever had. Real Estate is starting to give it a run for it's money! Go Bolts!