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Spring Ducklings registration is now open! Scroll down for more details.

Neighborhood Swim Team will be July 8 to Aug 17, registration opens in the Spring


Calling all swimmers!

This is a developmental swim program that offers all levels of training in various pools across Tacoma. Get inspired to expand your goals and reach beyond your potential!

Swim teams include:

  • Neighborhood Swim Team (summer only) welcomes youth 7-17 years old with no or little swimming experience. Athletes must be comfortable moving around in water where they can stand and touch the bottom.
  • Ducklings Swim Team (seasonal, twice a week, 9-week training) introduces swimmers to competitive swimming, with emphasis on proper technique for freestyle side-breathing and backstroke, and teach breaststroke and butterfly. Prerequisites: 25 yards Freestyle and 25 yards Backstroke
  • Explorers Group (monthly, up to 4 times a week) primarily focuses on increasing swimmer efficiency.  Swimming fast is de-emphasized while body position and efficiency are developed.  Coach’s permission to register is required.
  • Challengers Group (monthly, up to 5 times a week) is a step further into competitive swimming, where technique is emphasized while training and racing really start to take off. Coach’s permission to register is required.
  • Achievers Group (monthly, up to 6 times a week) takes proper swimming technique and dynamics into higher level in preparation for competitive success. Coach’s permission to register is required.
  • Sectional Group (monthly, up to 8 times a week) consists mostly of 15 and older youths. It promotes swimming to reach the athlete's highest potential. Competitions attendance is encouraged. All high school and college swimmers are welcome.

Registration for Spring Ducklings Season (Mar. 18 – May 17) is now open!


Monday & Wednesday

Tuesday & Thursday

Eastside Community Center



Wilson HS



Mt Tahoma HS



Center at Norpoint



People’s Center





Training fees for residents and non-residents:

  • Ducklings: $126 / $138 per season
  • Explorers: $75 / $86 per month
  • Challengers: $88 / $102 per month
  • Achievers: $100 / $118 per month
  • Sectional: $112/$133 per month
  • College $180 per year or $45 for 4 months

To register, please go to .

You can also text to receive the registration link on your phone:

  • text DUCKLINGS to 555888   (seasonal Ducklings)
  • text SWIMTEAM to 555888     (Explores, Challengers, Achievers and Sectional)