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Swim Team

The Stratford Recreation Association (SRA) is a member of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL).  Part of NVSL’s (and SRA’s) purpose is “to develop a love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.”  The Swim Team is open to all SRA children ages 5 and up who can comfortably and safely swim across the 25-meter pool.   Community swimming is a team sport and SRA needs all swimmers on deck to achieve a team with depth, continuity, and spirit.  

Practices are Monday - Friday

May 28th - June 12th
6:00pm - 6:30pm     5 & 6 year olds
6:30pm - 7:30pm     7-10 year olds
7:30pm - 8:30pm     11 and up

June 13th - week of July  15th
8:00am - 9:00am     ages  10 and under
9:00am - 10:00am     11 and up

Swim Team Representatives               Sarah Lang & Wendy Putnam



If you are interested in becoming a season sponsor, please email president@stratfordrec.org for more information.

Swim Lessons

Private Lessons allow for personal instruction with a certified SRA guard or an SRA swim team coach who will instruct one individual for a 30-minute block of time mutually agreed upon by the instructor and member. Lessons cannot be offered outside of normal operating hours or during Sunday Adult Swim (11 am - 1 pm). External instructors are not permitted to provide private lessons at SRA.  Please pick up a contact sheet from the front office when the season begins. 

Sharks in Training (pre-compete) swim program bridges the gap between swim lessons and swim team. It is designed to introduce children to the sport of competitive swimming in a non-competitive environment.  Participants receive instruction in the competitive strokes (freestyle and backstroke as a primary focus) and instruction on racing starts. This is a great opportunity to receive small group instruction from experienced swim coaches.   REGISTER HERE!

2300 Brinitzer Way

Alexandria, VA  22308


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