About Swim Practice and Meet Schedule Volunteer Coaches Financial Assistance
Kids and teens can join one of our four intra-city swim teams for an opportunity to experience competitive swimming in a fun, enjoyable, and relaxed environment.
Find out about age requirements, how to sign up, and types of competitions.
- Ages: Two groups, 3 to 10 year-olds, and 11 to 18 year-olds
- Open to residents and non-residents
- Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted
The fee to participate is $78 for residents and $93 for non-residents. Financial assistance is available.
Youth compete in a variety of categories including strokes, medleys, and races.
How to Participate
- Sign up at one of our year-round pools (Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center, Millbrook Exchange Pool, Optimist Pool)
- Attend practices.
- Compete in meets.
Note: Each coach will send parents or guardians the swim meet and practice schedule at the beginning of the season.
Swim Practice and Meet Schedule
Practice schedules and swim competitions for the fall season are below.
Winter-Spring Swim Practice Schedule
|Team||Season Length||Practice Days||Practice Times|
|Buffaloe Road||Mar. 14-May 2||Monday/Wednesday||4–4:45 p.m. (11-18-year-olds); 5–5:45 p.m. (3–10-year-olds); 6–6:45 p.m. (3-18-year-olds)
|Millbrook||Feb.22-May 3||Tuesday/Thursday||6–6:45 p.m. (3-10-year-olds); 7–7:45 p.m. (11-18-year-olds)
|Optimist||Feb. 21-May 2||Monday/Wednesday||6–6:45 p.m. (3-10-year-olds); 7–7:45 p.m. (11-18-year-olds)
|Pullen||Feb. 21-May 2||Monday/Wednesday||6–6:45 p.m. (3-10-year-olds); 7–7:45 p.m. (11-18-year-olds)|
Swim Meet Schedule
Swim meet attendance will be limited to one (1) parent per swim meet unless the additional parent is volunteering.
|Optimist Pool (Millbrook, Optimist Pullen)||Mar. 12, 2022||1 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||2 p.m.|
|Pullen Aquatic Center
|Apr. 2, 2022||1 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||2 p.m.|
|Millbrook Pool (All Teams)||Apr. 30, 2022||1 p.m.||1:30 p.m.||2 p.m.|
The Aquatics Division is looking for volunteers to assist the Raleigh Aquatics coaching staff in supervising or directing program participants of the intra-City Swim Team. Volunteers will help organize swim meet competitors to ensure efficient operations of the meet. They may also assist at team socials. The number of volunteer hours would vary by event. Please contact 919-996-6640 if interested.
The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department strives to provide programs to all. Thanks to generous donations and support, we are able to provide financial assistance to those in need. Financial assistance is provided on a sliding scale based on income and other financial circumstances. All patrons who wish to register for programs provided by the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department are eligible to apply. Please note that financial assistance is not available for specialty camps, organizations, adult teams, special events, or rentals. For more information on eligibility or to request the financial assistance application, please call 919-996-4839 or email Fee.Assistance@raleighnc.gov.