Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Who can join the swim and dive team?

If you are in grades 7-12, you are eligible to join the team, no matter your experience level!


If your child is in middle school and you are wondering if being on a high school team is "normal" for a 7th or an 8th grader, please understand that it is. Our team is incredibly inclusive - middle schoolers will not feel alone or too young to be on the team!

Do I need to know how to swim or dive?

No! While we are a competitive swimming and diving team, no experience is necessary to join. Plus, by joining as a seventh or eighth grader with no previous experience, you will set yourself up for success in high school!

What strokes do the swimmers use in competition?

Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke

When is the Boys Swim and Dive season?

Boys Swim and Dive is a winter sport running from November 27th to March 2nd.

When and where are practices?

Swim practices are held at the pool at Olson Middle School. 

Dive practices are held at the pool at Oak Grove Middle School.  

Dryland (for grades 9-12 only) is held at the Jefferson High School Activity Center.

Why should I join the Bloomington Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive Team?

The Bloomington Jefferson Swim and Dive Team is open to athletes of all sizes and abilities, and we compete as both a team and as individuals, so success is measured on more than just wins and losses. We do not hold tryouts and we do not make cuts. Everyone gets to compete - there’s no riding the bench in swimming. Additionally, you will be a member of a supportive team that only wants you to have fun and succeed in whatever goal you set for yourself!

What equipment do I need to participate?

Swimmers and divers will need to have a swimsuit for practices. Please purchase your suit prior to the first day of practice. 

A team swimsuit for meets as well as a team swim cap will be purchased for the swimmer and provided to the swimmer at the beginning of the season. 

Swimmers should also bring a water bottle, a pair of goggles, towel, and a practice swim cap (optional) to practice each day. 

How do I register for the Bloomington Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive team?

Boys Swim and Dive is a winter sport. Registration typically opens in October and closes in November prior to the start of the season. 

There are two registrations required:

Each swimmer must have a current sports physical in the system prior to registration. Sports physicals are good for three years. Please turn in the MSHSL Medical Eligibility Form into the Jefferson Activities Office. Additional information can be found on the Bloomington Jefferson Activities and Athletics website.

How much does it cost to participate?

Bloomington Jefferson Activities and Athletics Registration = $215.00

Bloomington Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive Booster Club Registration = $100.00

Additional required expenses include a practice suit and goggles, which is about another $60 total. Other costs are optional including apparel, picture orders, etc. Our booster club does a fantastic job of supporting the team and our athletes and parents do their best to fundraise and keep the costs of swimming and diving to a minimum.

Fee reduction programs are available: 

As a parent/guardian, how can I get involved?

Excellent question...we could NOT do anything of this without your help! There are lots of ways to get involved. We currently have open positions on the Booster Club Board as well as volunteer opportunities at every home meet.

Just like your swimmers, no previous experience is needed. We will train you on everything you need to know. 

Please see the Volunteer page for more details. Or reach out to the Booster Club Board at or

I have further questions.

Great, we can help! Please reach out to the Booster Club Board at or