Join SAC Today!

New swimmers and families interested in joining Scottsdale Aquatic Club are welcome to attend one of our summer/fall tryouts listed below.  Swimmers will be evaluated by members of the SAC coaching staff and placed in a practice group based on their age, skill, and endurance level. 

The tryout is open to swimmers ranging in age from 6 years to 18 years old.   Prior swimming experience is encouraged to ensure the swimmer is ready for a year round competitive environment.  Recommended experience includes, but isn't limited to, swim lessons, competitive rec team, or swim school.  Minimum requirements include the following

  • Proper breathing patterns for freestyle and butterfly
  • Knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes
  • Ability to swim all 4 strokes legally for a minimum of 25 yards
  • Ability to swim consistently in freestyle with breathing pattern for a minimum of 50 yards 
  • Swimmers who are 11 and older will be required to show ability to swim short sets determined by the evaluating coach

Swimmers with previous club or high school swimming experience can contact the SAC office directly.  Please email Courtney Werner at [email protected] with your swimmer's name, age, name of their club/high school, and a list of their top events/times.   The division director will review the information and place the swimmer in a group without the need to attend a tryout.

Registration for an upcoming tryout is easy.  Complete the Spring 2024 Tryout Online Sign-up Form and we will be in touch when specific dates are finalized


NEW! - Spring 5-6 Program

Scottsdale Aquatic Club is providing a new opportunity for 5-6 year olds to dip their toes into the world of competitive swimming.

Our 7 week program will refine the 4 competitive strokes, introduce drills, and build endurance.  Our 10&U director, along with an assistant coach, will teach these young athletes as they prepare for recreational swimming over the summer.  

Swimmers interested in the program will need to tryout prior to joining.  Tryouts for this program will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30am at the Cactus pool.  Previous swim lesson experience is required. 

Limited spots are available to ensure a coach to swimmer ratio that is no greater than 1 t0 5.  

Practices will be held on Fridays from 4:00pm - 4:40pm at McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center starting on Friday, April 5th and continuing through Friday, May 17th.  The cost is $200 per swimmer.  There will be no refunds or make up dates offered.

Spring Tryout Dates

Additional dates will be offered starting throughout the fall portion of the season.  Dates may be limited due to the practice and meet schedules.  Some groups may have limited availability and coaches will communicate options to each family following the swimmer's evaluation.  Please revisit the website for additional dates and times.  New members are welcome to join the club throughout the season. 

Families will be contacted prior to each tryout date below with additional details for tryout procedures and an outline of guidelines that will be followed. 

Spring 2024 Tryout Dates

Saturday, March 23rd - 12&U Swimmers Only @ Cactus Pool
* 5-6 year olds @ 9:30am
* 7-12 year olds @ 10:30am
Saturday, April 6th @ 12:30pm at Cactus Pool
Saturday, April 13th @ 12:30pm @ Cactus Pool

Additional details will be emailed to families prior to the tryout date selected on the sign up form.


Contact Us

Office Hours:

M-W-F:  1:00pm - 7:30pm

T-Th:  9:30am - 3:00pm

Saturday:  Varies based on events



*  For quicker response outside of our updated office hours, please email (see below)



[email protected]

Pool Address:  

7202 E. Cactus Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85260

Mailing Address:

PO Box 12021, Scottsdale, AZ  85267

Not Ready for SAC?  Swim Lessons & Summer Rec Team with the
City of Scottsdale are Available

Families looking for a swim lesson opportunity for young swimmers can find various options from parent/child classes to summer rec team with the City of Scottsdale. 

Classes are available at all city pools including Cactus Aquatic Center, McDowell Mountain Ranch (MMR) Aquatic Center, Chaparral Aquatic Center, and El Dorado Aquatic Center.   

Please visit the City of Scottsdale website for more information.  Summer class schedules have been posted, as well as the Summer Rec Team practice times.