About RSST

Goals of the Team: learn the basic rules of competitive swimming; learn all 4 strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle); swimmers will respect teammates, coaches and themselves; parents and swimmers will learn how swim meets are run and how to work as a team.  

Practice Information: all practices are held at the RCHS Pool; two practice sessions will be held each day.  Times are dependent on the age of the swimmers.

 Early Bird Practice 
 3:50-4:50 PM Ages 5-8 & 11-12
 4:30-5:30 PM Ages 9-10 & 13-19

 Regular Practice Until School is out for Summer
 3:30-4:30 PM  Ages 5-8 & 11-12
 4:30-5:30 PM  Ages 11-19 Ages 9-10 & 13-19


 Regular Practice When School is out for Summer
 7:00-8:00 AM Ages 13-19
 8:00-9:00 AM Ages 8 and Under
 9:00- 10:00 AM Ages 9-10
 10:00-11:00 AM Ages 11-12
  6:00-7:00 PM Open for All Ages


Swim Meets: RSST will have 7 meets  held on Wednesdays and Saturdays; swimmers are grouped by gender and age for individual events and relays; age groups are 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-19. The 8 & Under age swims 25 yards/meters, all others can swim 50, 100, or 200 yards/meters. Each swimmer swims up to 3 individual events and 2 relays.  In order to allow swimmers to receive experience, swimmers may be put in timed exhibition heats of events.  Swimmers receive ribbons for their placings unless disqualified.

PSSL Conference Meet: RSST is a member of the Prairie Sumer Swim League which includes teams from Attica, Benton, Lafayette, Fountain Central, Lafayette Country Club, McCutcheon. and Monticello.  On a rotating basis, PSSL Conference preliminaries and finals will be hosted by one of these teams.  Each team will place two swimmers and one relay team in each event.  Not all swimmers will compete in the conference meet.

Parent Responsibilities: parents provide transportation to and from practices as well as to and from swim meets. Away meets are held at schools 40-60 minutes away. Parents will also provide help at all home swim meets (timing, judging, concession stand, etc).

Fees : Team registration fee is $35; $5 donation for pop or gatorade donation, or bring in a case of water, pop, or large Gatorades for the Concession Stand. 

Team Uniform: girls must practice and compete in a 1-piece suit, boys may wear a regular suit, jammers, or Speedo-style suit; swimmers will provide swimsuit- swim cap and goggles are recommended but not required. 

Coaches: Head Coach Stacy Daugherty continues her involvement in RSST.  She has participated as a swimmer, parent, and coach for most of the team's existence.  Assistant Coaches include  Adam Current (9-10), …………..(11-12), ……. (13-19) will share coaching responsibilities.