Overview

The swim team at Clinton Hills is a great way for kids to be active, develop skills, and make friends. All club members, ages 6 to 18 are eligible to participate. The fun of summer club swimming can lead to year-round involvement in the sport, but for most, it’s just a positive, healthy way to spend the summer.

Swim Team practice begins on May 29ages 11 and up, 8:00 to 9:30am; ages 10 and under 9:30 to 10:30am. To build skill and endurance, please attend as many practices as possible!

Please Note: Most team communication is conducted by email. If you would like more information or have questions, contact Datha Harrison, the team coordinator, at dolphins@clintonhills.com.

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Sign up Process & Fees

When: Sign-up and Suit-up is on Sunday, May 20th, from 4-6pm.

Fee: The fee is $45 per swimmer (plus tax), due at sign-up (this fee is in addition to your pool membership). The swim team fee covers most meet entries, including championships, food after home meets, end-of-season banquet and awards. All other swim team social events throughout the season have additional fees including SOSL: Invitational/Championships ($15).

Suits and Caps: Swimville USA will be present at Suit-up, selling this year’s suits.  Caps can be purchased from the team coordinator for $2.00/cap. If you miss suit-up suits can also be sized and purchased at Swimville’s retail store, 90 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky For info call: (859)441-7946.

Spiritwear: Swim team spiritwear will be on display during sign-up, and orders will be taken.

Volunteer: Parent volunteer sign-up also occurs at suit-up.

Payments: Cash, check or credit card may be used. Two separate payments are required for team fees/spiritwear and team suits.

Sign up here

Parental Responsibility & Volunteer Information

For both home and away meets, team parents fill many important jobs that make the meet happen (for more details about meet volunteer jobs, see the link to the swim team handbook under Information and Forms).

  • Shifts: Each family is asked to work AT LEAST 3 shifts during the regular season and one shift during championships.
  • Supervise: This is very important, parents are expected to supervise their children at all meets. The clerk of course, volunteers, and parent helpers assist the 8 and under swimmer to the start of their events, but neither they nor the coaches are babysitters.  Please help to make sure your swimmer is ready to swim.
  • Social Events: Parents are asked to lead team social events like the opening potluck, overnight, bowling outing and banquet.

SignupGenius.com is used to streamline the process. Volunteer information is also provided at the suit-up event in May 20th.

Swim Coach

Eamonn Bell

The CHSC coaches emphasize the individual as a unique athlete with different training needs and capabilities and focus on mastering the fundamentals of each stroke, even in the face of fatigue.

Meet our Head Coach
Eamonn Bell will be joining Clinton Hills this year as the head swim team coach. He joined this team 11 years ago, ever since then it was his dream to coach this team. This year, he get to live his dream and he couldn’t be happier. Eamonn has been involved in this sport for 12 years. In high school, he swam for Sycamore High school for 4 years, in that time he went to State his junior year, and placed in the top 8 at Districts his senior year. In his time at Clinton Hills, he set 4 records in the 50 Free and 100 Free for both yards and meters. Eamonn is now the Xavier silver coach for the Mercy Health Seawolves.

All About Meets

Our team is part of the Southern Ohio Swim League (SOSL). We compete in the “A” division with Milford, Mariemont, Coney, and Phillips. Meets are held on either “at home” or “away” on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, and they usually last about four hours.

Home Meets!

Clinton Hills hosts several home meets each year:

Home Meet Schedule:

5:15 pm: Clinton Hills swimmers arrive.
5:30 pm: Swimmer warm-ups; parents signed up to work check-in with the volunteer coordinator.
6:30 pm: Meet begins.

The Meet Lineup:
Is posted on the wall between the restrooms, so you and your child(ren) copy down the events they are swimming. For quick reference, many people write the event, heat and lane numbers on swimmer’s arm using a Sharpie marker. Heat sheets listing all meet entries are also available for sale.

Swim Meet Concessions:
Each family is asked to provide a baked good or other snacks (can be store-bought) for sale at the concessions. Suggestions are cupcakes, brownies, Rice Krispie treats, or individual portions of cut fruit or pasta salad.

The “After-Party”:
When the meet is over, Clinton Hills swimmers are served hot dogs and chips at the concession stand.

Away Meets!

Clinton Hills Swim Team also travels to a number of Away Swim Meets each season.

Away Meet Schedule:

5:45 pm: Clinton Hills swimmers arrive and find Clinton Hills “team area.”
6:00 pm: Clinton Hills swimmer warm-ups; parents signed up to work check-in with the volunteer coordinator.
6:30 pm: Meet begins.

The Meet Lineup:
Is posted near the team area, so you and your child(ren) copy down the events they are swimming for your reference and Sharpie tattooing.

The “After-Party”:
When the meet is over, Clinton Hills swimmers are invited to gather at a restaurant like LaRosa’s or Skyline. A parent volunteer calls ahead to let the restaurant know and may collect money to place an advance order from families who choose to participate.

All club members, ages 6 to 18 are eligible to participate on the swim team.