City of Allen Swim Team (COAST)

The City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) is a summer swim program that's part of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and sponsored by the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department. All registered COAST swimmers have the option to compete in five weekly meets as well as Regionals (typically on Saturdays) with other Region 7 TAAF teams. Qualified and willing participants have the opportunity to advance to the TAAF State Games of Texas!

Summer Season

  • Swimmers will begin to register for COAST beginning in early March when summer registration opens up for all City of Allen programming. You can sign up at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. All new participants are encouraged to sign up in person at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for an overview of the program and to ensure all questions are answered.
  • The COAST summer swim team practices Monday through Friday following the last week of school for Allen Independent School District. COAST practice times vary each year but will generally follow the order listed below:

Summer Practice schedule

Age / group

Practice time
COAST Elite*
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 
Age 13+ 7:50 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.  
Age 12 and younger  9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. 
Age 10 and younger 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Age 8 and younger 11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. 

*To participate on COAST Elite, you must set up a tryout with Head Coach Tia McVey.

  • Families signing up multiple children can chose for all of them to swim at the same time regardless of age to accommodate busy schedules. BUT, it is highly recommended that you chose times based on the appropriate age group to ensure that participants are adequately pushed to excel with the proper training. 

Fall Season

  • Winter Games: Any COAST swimmers interested may participate in the TAAF Winter Games held every January. Information is distributed to stroke clinic participants and through the COAST email list.

Winter Season

  • COAST spring training will be offered twice a week for 45 minutes.

Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Rules

  • All swimmers must adhere to TAAF rules regarding off-season practice. See Article 23 of the TAAF Swimming Manual of Procedures for more information.
Stay tuned as we roll out an updated website and the latest COAST gear for the 2020 season. For questions and additional information, contact Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium at 214.509.4770. Register for COAST in ActiveNet.