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We’d like to let you know that the Thunderbird High School swim team’s first day of tryouts/practice will be August 6th at our new pool, Deer Valley pool, from 3:15pm to 5:15pm. Deer Valley pool is located at 19400 North 19th Avenue, approximately four miles north of the Thunderbird High School campus. Tryouts will continue through August 17th. After 8/17 students are welcome to continue to try out for swimming, but the chances of securing a spot on the squad will diminish (especially for those new to competitive swimming).

We realize this is the week prior to school starting. We would love to have students interested in swimming start attending practice as soon as they are eligible, but nobody will be penalized if they are unable to attend practice starting on the 6th.

Diving will start at a later date with the Glendale Union High School District diving staff. We will broadcast more information on diving later.


At this date we do not believe we will have school provided transportation to and from the pool for the week prior to school starting. Once school starts we anticipate transportation will be available from the school to the pool.


Athletic Clearance

Please remember that students cannot participate in any way in Thunderbird High School athletics until they have completed the athletic clearance process and are approved by the athletics office. The clearance process includes seeing a film, completing an online concussion awareness course, submitting insurance information and turning a completed physical form signed by a medical professional. All portions of the process must be completed through the athletic department and only the athletic department can clear a student to participate. Please do not bring completed forms to the pool, the coaching staff cannot process these forms or be responsible for turning them in.

If you are new to the clearance process or need help, visit the front office at school or call them at 623-915-8900.

About Thunderbird Swim and Dive

Thunderbird Swimming and Diving is a varsity sport. The nature of the sport allows us to carry a large squad and we do our best to keep any student who can:

  • meet team commitments regarding attendance
  • be an enthusiastic and respectful teammate
  • do their best every day
  • master basic swimming skills and perform the four competitive strokes

We will give everyone a fair chance who wants to be here, can be here and will work hard every day.


Club Swimmers

Thunderbird welcomes students who pursue their love of the sport year round outside of the high school program. Please see Coach Pedersen so that we can set up an attendance plan that will work best for your training program.


Practice Times

For the 2012 season we will practice from 3:15 to 5:15, Monday through Friday at Deer Valley pool

If you have questions, feel free to email us back at thunderbirdswimcoaches@gmail.com or check up on us at www.Thunderbirdswimming.com

This message is going out to email addresses we have on file as well as email addresses collected at Future Freshman night. We hope to see you at the pool! Please feel free to invite your friends to try out!