Swim and Dive Teams
Surprise offers two recreational swim teams that compete in the West Valley Swim League which consists of teams from the City of Surprise and City of Peoria. Practices are Monday-Thursday with meets and special events on Friday and Saturdays. Try-outs are required for both Swim and Dive Teams. You must try-out before registering. Registration will be offered on site upon completion of try-out.
Swordfish (morning swim & dive teams)
Tsunami (evening swim & dive teams)
Ages: 5-8y or 9-17y
Location: Surprise Aquatics Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.
- Retuning Participants: Monday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.
- New Participant Try-outs: Saturday, April 30, 12 - 2 p.m.
- Try-outs are required for both Swim and Dive teams.
- Try-outs will be on Saturday, April 30 and are also available Monday - Thursday at the Surprise Aquatic Center from 5 - 7 p.m. beginning Monday, May 2. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle & backstroke continuously. Divers must be comfortable swimming across the pool and going off the diving board.
Practices are held at the Surprise Aquatic Center and are divided by skill. Swim Meets will compete by age groups (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18) and gender. Age is determined by June 1, 2022.
Swordfish and Tsunami Beginning Dive is for participants new to diving or who have one year of experience but have not mastered the back dive for competition.
Swordfish and Tsunami Intermediate Dive is for participants who have two or more years of experience and/or high school diving experience.
Junior Coaches Program
The City of Surprise Swim and Dive Teams often invite 10 to 15 former or current swim team members, 13 years or older, who would like to volunteer their time and talent to help support the teams as a Junior Coach. The primary duties would include supporting the Swim Coaches during team practices and swim meets, offering young swimmers tips to improve their skills, and allow coaches to conduct practices in a safe manner.