Swimmers and Parents:
***  It is very important to let the coach know if you are not going to swim a meet! 
There is a board posted at
all practices listing all swim meets.  If your swimmer will not be able to attend a swim meet
      please list the swimmer's name under that meet to let the coaches know the  swimmer 
will be absent.  
     This will help the coaches greatly with meet setups.
*** Every meet requires the wonderful assistance of our parents. 
      The swimmers appreciate your generous volunteer support of timing, place judging, stroke and turn judging, working concessions, bull-pen
      management, ribbon stickers and being wonderful cheerleaders!  Thanks swim parents, family, and friends!

***Arab Swim Team swim suits can be purchased at   First Place Athletics.
***ALL swim team members must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted!!!

2009 District II Competition - Entries due June 23

The District II Swim Competition will be held July 10 & 11, 2009 for all interested swimmers.   Any swimmer may enter this meet.  Swimmer may enter up to three (3) individual events and two (2) relay events @ cost of $2.50 per individual event.    Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with ribbons awarded to 4th - 8th place.  Submit your entries and entry fee to the coach by June 23.     A valid birth certificate is required to swim!  District is a swimmer's last chance to qualify for the state meet, so give it all you've got!!!  Swimmers qualify for the state meet by placing either first, second or third at district or by ranking in the top twelve with a state qualifying time.

NOTES for AHS swimming:
 Current Physical RequiredPhysical Evaluation Form
Qualifications Swimmers must be able to swim each of the four competitive strokes (free, back, breast, & fly) and swim one of the competive strokes continuously for 200 yards.  In order to swim at the high school state swim meet, the swimmer must qualify by swimming state qualifying time cuts. 
Lettering In order to letter for swimming at Arab High School, a swimmer must participate at the high school state meet in either an individual event or on a relay.  After your initial letter, hashes will be awarded for each year you letter.
Suits & Caps:  Suits must follow NFSHSA & AHSAA guidelines
Swimmer will be awarded their first team Knights cap at the first USA swim meet swam during high school season.  Additional caps $15 each.
Meets & other info:  AHS Swim team will be participating in USA swim meets in order to make state qualifying times.  USA meets are usually 2-day meets and swimmers may swim up to 5 events each day.  USA meets are out-of-town and some will require over-night-stays in hotels. 

2009 State Qualifiers to compete in ARPA State Meet in Cullman:
8 and Under: Levi Kennamer - 100 IM & 25 Backstroke           Belle Smith - 25 Backstroke
Ben Monastero - 25 Backstroke                          Alie Blackburn - 25 Backstroke
8U Boys Medley Relay Team & Freestyle Relay Team:  Blake Griffin, Ben Monastero, Levi Kennamer, Heath Isom
8U Girls Freestyle Relay Team:  Belle Smith, Ashley Gibbs, Taigen Black, Alie Blackburn
9-10 Age Group: Darby Huguley - 100 IM, 50 Freestyle, 100 FreeStyle
                            Annaleigh Baggett - 100 IM & 50 Butterfly
                            Allison Willis - 50 Freestyle
9-10 Girls Medley Relay Team: Allison Willis, Darby Huguley, Annaleigh Baggett, Megan Harvell
9-10 Boys Medley Relay Team & Freestyle Relay Team:  Tanner Bright, Sam Graves, Austin Smith, Elijah Quinones
11-12 Age Group:  Abigail Isom - 100 IM, 50 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle
                                 Laura Graves - 100 IM, 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke
11-12 Girls Medley Relay Team & Freestyle Relay Team: Laura Graves, Emily Houston, Kasey Morelan, Abigail Isom
13-14 Age Group:  Paige Townsend - 100 IM, 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke
                                Scott Taylor - 100 IM, 50 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle
                                Trey Blackburn - 50 Butterfly
15-18 Age Group:  Wesley Taylor - 100 Individual Medley, 50 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle