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Welcome to the 2013 Season

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by tbirdswim in Uncategorized

We’d like to let you know that the Thunderbird High School swim team’s first day of tryouts/practice will be August 12th at our home practice 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 23rd. After 8/23 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).

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 believe we will have school provided transportation to and from the pool. Plan on the vans leaving after school at approximately 2:50 from the back bus bay. The vans will be available to take students back to school at the end of practice.

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 2013season 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.

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