SPTC Pool Opens For The 2021 Summer Season

The S.P.T.C. Swimming and Diving Team Tradition  

The Swimming and Diving Teams are part of a very strong tradition at the St. Paul Tennis Club and have enjoyed tremendous success for over 50 years.

We compete in the Inter-Club Conference; the teams we compete with include: The University Club, Town and Country Club, Dellwood Hills Golf Club, White Bear Yacht Club, The St. Paul Jewish Community Center, The Pool and Yacht Club, Brackett’s Crossing Country Club. The goal of the Inter-Club swimming program is to provide a strong, competitive swimming experience with an emphasis on skill development.  The program also strives to provide an experience that develops sportsmanship and encourages the “fun” aspect of this activity  The four age-groups for competition in both swimming and diving are:  8 and Under, 9-10, 11-12, and 13 and over.

Practices are arranged to encourage and accommodate children taking part in both the swimming and diving  competitive programs.  Children new to the swimming program need to be able to swim a minimum of two lengths of the pool using two different strokes and be able to perform a standing dive from the edge of the pool.

Parents will find a strong connection between the Instructional Swim Program offered at the Club and the Competitive Swim Program.  The coaches believe very strongly in the concept that before a child can swim fast, they have to know how to swim well; we encourage parents to involve their children in the Instructional Swim Classes offered here at the Club. The great majority of our Swim Team members are products of the SPTC Swim School Instructional Program.

Our swimmers traditionally have been recognized for their sound stroke technique and competitive swimming skills.  They are very recognizable in the water.  We compete in the Inter-Club Swimming Conference with swimming and diving meets scheduled on Tuesday / Thursday afternoons throughout June and July.


Our Swimming Program Staff

Swim Coach, Swimming Instructor, Aquatics Director:  Lisa Thomas

Assistant Swim Coaches and Swimming Instructors: SPTC Staff

Diving Coach: Katie O’Donnell

Diving Team:  The Diving Program will be in action again this summer. Diving Practices will run from 10:50-11:30 and 11:30- 12:10.  Groups will be mixed ages and divers must be deep water safe to sign up for diving.

Sign-up for the diving team by email to:   coachlisathomas@gmail.com


                                          Summer 2022 Swim Meet Schedule:

       •Thursday, June 23rd            Town and Country             1:00 pm–Warm-up 12:30

       •Tuesday, June 28th            White Bear/Dellwood        1:00 pm–Warm-up 12:30

       •Tuesday, July 12th          University Club/Brackets      1:00 pm–Warm-up 12:30

       •Tuesday, July 19th       Pool and Yacht/JCC    1:00 pm–Warm-up 12:30

  • Wednesday, July 27th Interclub Diving Meet at SPTC
    • 5:00 pm – Warm Up
    • 6:00pm – Meet Start
  • Thursday, July 28th     Interclub Meet at Town and Country Pool  
    • 8:30 am-Warm up
    • 9:30am-Meet Start

**PLEASE NOTE:  All of our swim meets have a 12:30 warm-up and 1:00 start time. On Meet days we will be moving the 12:30 – 1:30 Lap Swim Session to an 11:30 – 12:30 time frame.  Reservations can still be made for the original time slot with the understanding that on meet days Lap Swimming will be moved up one hour. 

Swim Programs:

      •Club swimming and Diving teams.
      •Inter-club Conference swim meets:
      •Excellent swimming lessons for children.
      •Daily lap swim by reservation and Family Swim times.


Pool Schedule
Monday-Thursday Pool Schedule

6:00 – 9:00 Lap-Swim

9:00 – 10:00 Swim Team – 12 and over or by coach approval.

10:00 – 10:45 Swim Team – 11 and under.

10:45 – 11:30 Lesson Group – Junior Swim Team Instructional

10:50 – 11:30 Diving Group #1

11:30 – 12:10 Diving Group #2

11:45 – 12:30 Lesson Group – Beginner/Intermediate

12:30 – 1:30 Lap-Swim

1:30 – 4:30 Open Swim. Children under 10 accompanied by parent on-site.

4:30 – 9:00 Family Swim. Children under 13 accompanied by parent on-site.

**4:30 – 6:30 Two Lanes open for Lap-Swim by reservation – 1 hr. limit. No diving board until 6:30.

Friday – Saturday – Sunday (and holidays) Pool Schedule

6:00 – 11:00 Lap-Swim by reservation – 1 hr. limit – 2 per lane allowed.

**Shallow well and deck open – no swimming in main pool until after lap-swim.

11:00 – 4:30 Open Swim. Children under 10 accompanied by parent on-site.

4:30 – 9:00 Family Swim. Children under 13 accompanied by parent on-site.

**4:30 – 5:30 Two Lanes open for Lap-Swim by reservation – 1 hr. limit. No diving board until 5:30.

 **5:30 – 7:30 One Lane open for Lap-Swim by reservation – 1 hr. limit. Diving board will reopen at 5:30.

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