Team Information

The Canyon Country Club swim team is a member of the Sundance Swim League, the premier Albuquerque summer recreational swim league.

The member swim clubs of the Sundance League provide a healthy and fun experience for swimmers starting as young as 5.  The team members range up to 18 years old. The older swimmers are mentors to the younger swimmers and assist in their development as swimmers and athletes.  And the younger swimmers are fun to watch as they learn new skills and take pride in their accomplishments.

The swim season starts in May and runs through mid July.  Training is Monday through Friday each morning.  Nearly every week there is swim meet allowing the swimmers to test their new skills with swimmers from other Sundance teams.  Ribbons are awarded for each heat, so everyone receives an award for their efforts.  In mid July, the regional event ranks swimmers from each of the districts which are determined by the previous years Sundance standings.  The top swimmers from each district are invited to the Finals.  Medals are given to the top swimmers in the league and ribbons awarded to 16th place. 

While the competition is fierce, its friendly and enjoyed by all the swimmers and families.  Dara Torres put it best: "In the pool we're competitors," she told reporters in Beijing. "Out of the pool we're friends."