Aquatic Programs

Competitive Stroke Clinic  (8-15 Years)


Want to swim like a pro but need lots of practice first? Competitive Stroke Clinic at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is like being on a swim team without the swim meets! Students must meet prerequisites and demonstrate proficiency of the four major strokes as coaches will work with them on refinement, building endurance and reducing times. Practice is in the competition pool and there are three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. 

Diving for Beginners


With a participant-to-instructor ratio of 6-to-1, expect plenty of individualized attention as divers learn basic skills such as take-off, hurdle, jump, forward and back dives. Pre-requisite: Student must be able to demonstrate safe head-first entry from poolside in water that's 12-feet deep, swim to surface and swim unassisted to wall or ladder.
Class Schedule

C.O.A.S.T.


COAST is a summer only swim program and is part of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, and sponsored by the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department. COAST participates in weekly meets with other area TAAF teams, with the opportunity to advance to the TAAF State Games of Texas. All C.O.A.S.T. practices are held at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Register in person at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Swimmers are split into two age groups — 13 and older and 12 and under. Intermediate and Beginners have their choice of session times. 

Beginner


Must be able to perform freestyle and backstroke correctly. May not know all four strokes. Can swim the length of the pool. 

Intermediate


Knows all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly). Able to perform free and back correctly. 

Advanced


Must be able to perform all four strokes correctly. Swam in advanced in the previous season or has swam in advanced stroke clinics.
 

C.O.A.S.T. Practice Schedule

Ages 13+                                           7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Advanced Group Ages 12                 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Intermediate/Beginner Ages 12        9:30 - 10:15 a.m. | 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. 
Beginner Ages 12 and Under           11:00 - 11:45 a.m. 

Fees

Members            $95
Non-Members    $105

Parent Information


The COAST Parent Meeting is at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. The 2017 COAST Packet includes almost all the information you need as well as the swim schedule for the season.  

Off Season Practice


C.O.A.S.T. does not offer off season practice times, however many swimmers can register for the Stroke Clinic Program.

  • All swimmers must adhere to the TAAF rules regarding off season practice
  • Swimmers are allowed unlimited practice time between May 1 and December 31
  • Swimmers are limited to 90 minutes per week between January 1 - April 30

Winter Games


Any C.O.A.S.T. swimmers interested may participate in the TAAF Winter Games, held every January. Information is distributed to stroke clinic participants and through the COAST email list. For more information, contact the Aquatic Program Supervisor, at 214.509.4772.