•   Places to Train

    Practice is strongly recommended to be competitive. Because St. Mel does not have a pool for team practice, our swimmers have been invited by local club teams to practice along with them. Please note that costs for swim club and/or stroke lessons are your responsibility. 
    Please note that STROKE lessons are very different from SWIM lessons.  Stroke lessons will prepare swimmers for competitive swimming, including building endurance required for team practice. 
    Our swimmers have the option to train with the teams listed below.  Please contact Andrea McIntyre if you'd like to discuss options.


    CCAT Swimming (Most St. Mel swimmers practice with CCAT Swimming at Pierce College)

    Pools:  Pierce College or Birmingham High School

    New Swimmer Tryouts & Info

    Head Coach:  Stacy Smith-Thornton

    New swimmer evaluations are available Tues / Thurs / Fri at 6:15pm at Pierce College or Birmingham High School.  Please schedule Pierce College evaluations via Andrea McIntyre for a personal introduction to the coaches.  

    Several CCAT coaches offer private STROKE lessons.  

    Instructor, Laura Reardon, and her staff, also offer private STROKE lessons at Pierce College, in preperation for the St. Mel / CCAT swim teams.  Laura can be reached directly at (818) 404-0700.  


    Woodland Hills Park Pool - Summer Novice Swim Team

    Pool:  5858 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills 

    Pool Website

    The Summer Novice Swim Team, for Ages 7-17, fills up fast!  


    Calabasas Novice Swim Team

    Pool:  Calabasas Swim & Tennis Center

    Team Website

    Coach:  John Douglas

    Contact:  Visit the pool area to register for the Spring / Summer Season.  Space is limited.


    Guardian Angel Aquatics

    Pool:  Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth

    Team Website

    Coach:  Ellen Abbene

    Please email Coach Abbene at ellena@socal.rr.com to schedule an evaluation.  Team runs from February - August only.


    CLASS Aquatics

    Pool:  Oaks Christian High School

    Team Website

    Seasonal Membership includes 3 practices per week

Last Modified on June 17, 2019