Winter Practice Schedule
Beginners: Monday - Thursday (6:00 - 6:45 pm)
Intermediate: Monday - Thursday (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
Advanced: Monday - Thursday (6:00 - 7:30 pm)
Elite: Monday - Thursday (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
*We will not have practices during home swim meets for the High School and Middle School teams. Please check our Calendar for updates.
A swimmer must swim in a minimum of two MTSL sanctioned meets (Mock Meets do not count) to be eligible to participate in the State Championship Meet in February. The South League Championship (Novice) can not be counted as one of the two meets needed, however, it is the last opportunity to meet State Qualifying times. Click Here for State Qualifying Times.
|Mock Meet||Friday, September 28||St. Johns||6:00 Warm Up||RESULTS|
|Dual||Thursday, OCT 25||Charlotte||6:30 Warm Up||RESULTS|
|Tri Meet (Chesaning + Owosso)||Friday, NOV 9||Chesaning||5:30 Warm Up||CANCELLED|
|Dale Gooding Invitational - SVSU||Saturday, NOV 17||Saginaw||8:15 Warm Up||RESULTS|
|Gaylord Gators Winter Invitational||Saturday, DEC 1||Gaylord||8:00 am Warm Up||Deadline Passed|
|Invite||Saturday, DEC 8||Midland||TBD||Results|
|Dual||Wednesday, DEC 19||St. Johns||6:00 Warm Up||RESULTS|
|Invite||Saturday, JAN 12||Chesaning||TBD||Results|
|Dual||Friday, JAN 18||Chesaning||5:30 pm Warm Up||RESULTS|
|Dual||Saturday, JAN 26||Caro||9:00 am Warm UP||CANCELLED|
|FROZEN Mint City Invite||Saturday, FEB 9||St. Johns||8:15/ 11:45 warm ups||ENTRIES|
|South League Championship (Novice)||Saturday, FEB 16||Standish||TBD||RESULTS|
|State Championship||Sunday, FEB 24||Saginaw Valley State University||See Meet Packet on Sign Up page||RESULTS|
|St. Johns Swimming Meet||Friday, MARCH 15||St. Johns||5:30 Warm Up|
|Awards Banquet and Pot Luck||Thursday, MARCH 21||SJHS Food Commons||6:00 Pm||RSVP|
Coaching Staff - Winter Session 2019
Natalie Longoria - Head Coach
A former Sea Lion and Redwings swimmer, Natalie’s passion for St. Johns swimming is easy to see. As an assistant coach for the last two seasons, Natalie now steps into the role of managing our coaches and lesson plans as well as overseeing the progress of all our kids. We know she will do a great job! Natalie and her husband Mike are proud parents to Sea Lion, Preston Longoria.
Peter Sperry - Assistant Coach
Peter has been with the Sea Lions for over five years and continues to be one of our swimmers favorite coaches to learn from. A former Sea Lion and Redwing swimmer, Peter has recently taken a job as Kindergarten Teacher in Dewitt. Peter still holds a few Sea Lions records that he hopes are broken in the near future.
Andy Murray - Assistant Coach
Andy has been the Head Coach for the Owosso Varsity Girls team for the past 3 years and the Owosso Middle School Team for the past 5. A former Sea Lion and Redwing swimmer, Andy went on to spend 15 years teaching swim lessons, life guarding and managing the St. Johns City Pool and Grand Rapid Aquatics Center. Andy’s experience will be invaluable to our club as he assists with the weekly training plans and workouts. When he’s not busy coaching, Andy enjoys completing Marathons (3), Half Ironman Triathlons (6) and Ironman Triathlons (3). Andy and his wife Ashley are proud parents to Sea Lion, Lizzy Murray.
Dr. Tyler Dickinson - Strength and Conditioning
Dr. Dickenson is a St. Johns native and earned a degree in Human Biology while wrestling for Michigan State University. His Healthy Living Nutrition Course, Family Fitness Night, Couch to 5K, Strong Core - Healthy Spine classes have improved health & fitness in our community and we are excited for him to share his talents with the St. Johns Sea Lions.
David Pumfrey - Junior Coach
David is a former Sea Lion and current Ovid Elsie Varsity swimmer. He is a current lifeguard and is our very first coach to enter the Junior Coaching Program. He is currently working towards his USA Swimming Level 1 credentials.