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Palm Harbor University High

Welcome swimmers, divers, & parents!

Below is some information about the PHU Hurricane Swim and Dive team.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Bitting at with any questions.

The general requirement for all members of the swim team is to be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns legally as well as participate in dry land cross training (some running, core work, and calisthenics) Swimming & Dryland Requirements

The diving coach will evaluate the divers during the first week of practice.

Girls have a JV and Varsity team

  • Freshman and Sophomore girls are part of the JV team
  • Some Freshman and Sophomore girls will compete at the Varsity level based on their times
  • Junior and Senior girls will compete at the Varsity level

All Boys compete on the Varsity team

Girls and boys practice and compete at the same time

Thursday, August 13th     First day of practice

  • The team will meet in the PHU gym lobby at 2:00 pm
  • We will have a couple of get to know each other activities led by the captains
  • We will NOT get in the pool that day


Friday, August 14th         First dryland and pool practice from 2:00- 5:00 

  • We will meet at the running track at PHU for dryland from 2:00-3:00 
  • We will then walk across to the pool at the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA for pool practice from 3:00-5:00

Monday, August 17th -  Thursday, August 20th    Tryout Week 

  • Dryland from 2:00-3:00 at PHU track and swimming from 3:00-5:00 at the YMCA pool
  • The final team will be announced at the end of practice on Thursday 
  • You may bring a print out from USA swimming for the 2015 calendar year showing that you have met the swimming time standard requirements 
  • Everyone will complete the dryland tryout

In order to be ready for the first day of practice on August 13th each athlete MUST complete the participation paperwork required by the school 

  • One of the FHSAA requirements is that every athlete completes a physical before starting a sport.  Please include the physician signed athlete physical document in the paperwork.
  • School insurance must be purchased at the following link:


We look forward to seeing you on August 13th!

~Coach Lisa Bitting J