Swim & Dive

Swim & Dive             

             Boys and Girls

       Late Winter Sport

Middle School Swimming & Diving is changing this year!
The season is being moved to late winter/early spring.

What this will look like:
Feb 26 - April 12th with after school practices. No swim over spring break.
5th - 8th gr girls and boys. 
They cannot do both the varsity and the middle school team. 
The middle school team competes against other middle schools. 

How we choose what team they will go on:
5/6th gr will be on middle school
7/8th will be invited up to swim/dive on varsity if they meet the criteria to join the varsity team. Please reach out to Coach Katie McAlpin for more info. Varsity girls swim starts Aug 14th. The varsity program is in a different season. Girls are fall and boys are winter. More info on the varsity programs in the links below. 
Varsity girls program click here: HS Girls Swim/Dive
Varsity boys program click here: HS Boys Swim/Dive

The goal is to help build our program by bringing in more 5/6th graders to a learning level of completive swimming & diving. 

First day of practice:

Monday, February 26th - Meet in the pool area.  

You need to be registered to participate. We will practice the first day.

What do I need:

For water workouts: one piece swim suit, swim cap, goggles, and towel. For dryland workouts: athletic clothes and tennis shoes. Bring a water bottle.
There is a swim supply store in Apple Valley called Elsmore Swim Shop. They have all things swimming. You can get suits, caps, and goggles there. https://elsmoreswim.com/

Program Info:

Swim & Dive is open to all middle schoolers, grades 5-8.

Online registration for swim & dive will open on Feb 5th.

The late winter season runs Monday, February 26th to Friday, April 12th.  

Practice Schedule: Practice will run from 2:45-4:45pm. The 5th graders will practice M W F and the 6-8th graders will practice M-F. Pool time will be from 2:50-4:10pm and we will do dryland/teambuilding until 4:45pm.
No practice on No School days.

Meet Info:

Our 5th graders will participate in the home meets. They do have the option to participate in all of the meet if they want to.

Our 6-8th graders will participate in all of the meets. 

Below is the link to the schedule. Please check it often. Schedules are subject to change. Swim Schedule

You can sign up for schedule reminders and change alerts. For directions, click here.


A meet suit and cap is provided. They will turn it back in at the end of the season. If you would like to purchase your own team suit, any royal blue, one piece, suit will do.
There is an optional swim t-shirt that your student athlete can purchase. To purchase a swim shirt, click here:
Purchase Swim Shirt

Middle School Swim & Dive Coaches:

Katie McAlpin email Alison Blanchard email Brianna Aarness email

Varsity Swim & Dive Coach:

Katie McAlpin email


This season for Swim & Dive we are using BAND for up to date communications with parents and athletes. 

To get connected, click on this link: BAND Swim BAND Link