Swim Training Groups

Race Swami’s purpose is to introduce competitive swimming to underrepresented youth from Salt Lake County. We seek to provide a healthy and stimulating environment in which these young athletes can grow and compete. We emphasize excellence in academics as well as athletics and supports swimmers and parents in the achievement of high academic standards.

Race Swami is a member club of USA Swimming and competes in meets held under the sanctions of Utah Swimming, the local affiliate. The team is divided into five training groups: Rising Swami I (Green, Gold), Rising Swami II, Swami Mavericks, Junior Swami, and Kamiwaza. An entry-level group -- Neighborhood House -- encompasses an after-school partnership program with the Neighborhood House daycare center located in Glendale. It's a learn-to-swim program geared towards youngsters who wish to learn basic water safety skills and provide them the chance to join a swim team if that's their passion.

Race Swami is a year-round program and welcomes all prospective new athletes to the program any time of year. For more information on how to join, please call Minerva at (801) 618-9807 or fill out our contact form.

Rising Swami I

This beginner-level group trains 2 times per week for about one hour each session (with some introductory-level dryland activities for 15 minutes). This group trains at our home pool at the Northwest Rec Center in Rose Park.
Limited space available.

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Rising Swami II

This beginner-intermediate group trains 4-5 times per week for one hour each session (plus a 15 minute dryland session three days per week). The RS2's train at the Northwest Rec facility and the Steiner West Pool in Glendale on Fridays.
Limited space available. 

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Swami Mavericks

This advanced-beginner group trains 4-5 times per week for one hour each session (plus a 15 minute dryland session). The Mavericks train at the Northwest Rec facility in Rose Park and the Steiner West Pool in Glendale.
Limited space available.

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Junior Swami

Junior Swamis train 5 times per week for 2 hours per session (plus 30 minutes of dryland before each practice, and a 1 hour yoga session once per week) and three two hour sessions (with 20 minute dryland sessions). This group trains at the Granger Pool in West Valley City alongside the Kamiwaza Group. Ongoing personal journal is required.
Limited space available.

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Kamiwaza

Kamiwaza trains 5 times per week for 2 hours per session (plus 30 minutes of dryland before each practice, and a 1 hour yoga session once per week) and three two hour sessions (with 20 minute dryland sessions). This group trains at the Granger Pool in West Valley City alongside the Kamiwaza Group. Ongoing personal journal is required.
This group is currently filled.

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Neighborhood House

One session per week. All sessions are 35 minutes teaching water safety to beginner-level students who are part of the Neighborhood House after school program. 

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Monthly Registration Fees

  • Rising Swami I —  $70
  • Rising Swami II — $80
  • Rising Swami III — $85
  • Junior Swami and Kamiwaza — $100

Race Swami's monthly membership dues are already considered very low by USA Swimming standards. However, for many of our families the dues are still considerably high, so we offer scholarship opportunities which allow them to join or stay with our program.

At this time, more than 75% of our kids receive financial assistance through scholarships given by Race Swami which cover annual fees, monthly dues, and/or swim meet fees. Race Swami implements a screening process for qualification of scholarships. Families who receive free or reduced lunch (currently $21,756 annual income for a family of four) are eligible for a full or partial subsidy, depending on need and situation.

Race Swami also considers case-by-case situations in the event a family may not qualify for free or reduced lunch but are still in obvious need of assistance. All families are asked to pay about $10 per child per month and no one has been turned away since our inception in January 2011.

For more information about our scholarship plan or joining our programs, please contact Minerva Huerta at (801) 618-9807 or contact us for more info.

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