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The Swim Machine!

Neighborhood Swim Team


]2crabtree-swimteam1-300x199We hope you will consider signing up your children for participation on the CSTC swim team, The Swim Machine. Swim team is an excellent way for your child to better his or her swim techniques, meet and exceed personal benchmarks for increased self esteem, and learn the importance of sportsmanship. Swim meets are exciting, fun, and enhance the sense of community.

We have two options for the kids this year:  Regular swim team and Swim Pups.

  • Swim Team – Children must be a 4-18 years old and must be able to swim 15 yards unassisted by June 8. There is an additional fee for team dues – $95 for the first swimmer, $90 for the second swimmer, $80 for the third swimmer, and $70 for the fourth swimmer.
  • Swim Pups – For our 3, 4, & 5 year olds who cannot swim on their own yet, they may join our NEW Swim Pups program! This program will meet for 7 weeks in the evening and will include 3 Saturday morning showcases! $50 for each Pups swimmer.
 If you have questions or to sign up for swim team, contact Julie Schroeder at 919-244-6246 or


It’s Never Too Late to Join!

Family meetings are TBA. Swim pup parents please join us at 6:30pm and swim team parents join us at 7:00pm to learn about our plans for the upcoming season! In water practice begins on May 16. Swimmers can join at anytime during the season, but we’d love to have you join us at the beginning! Just email Julie Schroeder at the email above and she will help you get set up for your child to attend his or her first practice.

Team Dues

Team dues must be paid before the first swim meet. DO NOT leave money in the Crab Shack. Checks must be made to Crabtree Swim and Tennis Club, with SWIM TEAM stated clearly in the memo. Pay Julie Schroeder at any of the swim practices. Due this year are $95 for the first swimmer, $90 for the second, $80 for the third and $70 for the fourth. Swim pups are $50 each.

2022 Schedule

May 16 – PM practice starts (AM practice will start after WCPSS is out)
June 7 – Time Trials/Mock Meet
June 14 – First Meet
June 21 – Meet
June 28 – Meet
July 5 – Meet
July 12 – Meet
July 19 – Last Meet
July 20 – Banquet

Other Announcements

Team Swim Suits: We are using plain black suits again this year! Girls suits and boys jammers can be purchased several places around town from Omega, Dicks, etc. A green stripe down the side is totally fine.

Team Sponsors: If you or your company would like to sponsor the swim team, please contact Kelly Pittman at 919.818.7326. Your company name and logo can be displayed on a banner at our swim meets, displayed on our web site and team t-shirts, and shared on our social networks like Facebook. Money will be used to purchase equipment, team t-shirts and awards for the banquet. View Sponsor Packages!

Meet Volunteers: The swim team could not function without its wonderful parents. Please consider helping – no experience necessary! Go to the TSA website to view and sign up for all volunteer positions.

Pancake Breakfasts Tuesday mornings: sign up to cook or bring supplies.

Hot Dog Dinners: after home meets; we need someone to set up during last relays and collect money

Crab Shack Workers: sell food and drinks during home swim meets

Banquet Committee: decorations, cake and paper products, awards, finding a locations

Championship Swim Meet: This meet, formally JC meet or TSA meet, has gone through several changes over the years. Unfortunately, many of our swimmers have not yet experienced this type of competition. It is a long day, but a very exciting day. It is a seeded meet, meaning swimmers are put in lanes and compete with swimmers with similar times. The electronic timing system allows spectators to see places and times immediately. VERY exciting! Please consider having your child/children participate in this meet.

TSA Reps: We are excited to have Frank Koch and Livija Boerema as our TSA Reps this year!

2023 Pool Hours

May 20 - June 9

Mon-Thu: 4pm - 8pm
Fri: 4pm - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 8pm

June 10 - August 27

Mon-Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 8pm

August 28 - September 10

Mon-Thu: 4pm - 8pm
Fri: 4pm - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 8pm

Special Holiday Hours

Memorial Day: 10am - 8pm
July 4th: 10am - 8pm
Labor Day: 10am - 8pm


3305 Fairhill Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-594-1674
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Member Inquiries

Do you have questions?
Contact Todd Barlow,
Membership Director at
919-307-5416 or Email Us