Friday, August 2, 2013

Join the Exciting World of Club Swimming

The Richmond Racers Swim Team is looking for new team members to join the fun and exciting world of club swimming. The Richmond Racers is the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ winning youth swim team. The team competes in the Virginia Community Swim League, which represents municipal teams, and in USA Swimming, which represents 2,800 swimming clubs across the United States.
      Children ages 5 to 12 who are interested in joining the team must be able to swim at least 25 yards using the freestyle stroke (breathing to the side) and the backstroke, while children 13 and older should be able to swim at least 50 yards using each stroke.
       To get started, an in-water swimmer evaluation is required. These will be held from now until August 15 at the following times and locations:

  • Swansboro Pool (indoor), 3160 Midlothian Turnpike
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Randolph Pool (outdoor), 1401 Grayland Ave.
Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

       Anyone interested in joining the team but unavailable at these times should contact Alethea Tyler by e-mail at If you have additional questions about registration or fees, please call (804) 646-1174.