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Swim Coaches

Head Coach:  Dene' Ehrhart
Asst Coach:  Cassie Faith

Fall 2023 Information 

We will be starting swim early this season.  Please join us at the Bidwell Junior High Pool starting August 7th - August 10th (Monday - Thursday) and August 14th - August 17th (Monday - Thursday) from 7:00 - 8:45 am.  We will be providing stroke instruction to new swimmers and workouts for returning swimmers.   
Please start by getting cleared through the Athletics Office.  Click here to see all steps to be cleared for the 2023-2024 school year. Athletes MUST be cleared to try out.  Tryouts will likely happen before school starts. Be prepared!

Trying Out for the Swim Team
New swimmers to Chico High:  You must be able to Swim 500 yards in under 10 minutes, make it through a test set of 25’s & 50’s and be able to make 4 practices the first week of the season.  It is highly recommended that you have prior experience in competitive swimming.  You can gain experience through one of the suggestions below if you do not already have it.  
Please check back for the date and time of tryouts.  We are hoping to start practices and tryouts before school starts.  School starts on Tuesday, August 22.  The season is 10 weeks from the start of school.  Please check the athletics page for the swim meet schedule.    
*Swimmers must be cleared to be in the water
Weekly Practice Times During the Season
Monday 5:30 - 7:30pm (experienced swimmers) & 7:30 - 8:30 (newer swimmers)
Tuesday 5:30 - 7am  /  5:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday Dual Meets (required for all swimmers)
Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm (experienced) & 7:30 - 8:30pm (newer)
Friday 5:30 - 7am
Saturday 9:00 - 10:30am
Swimmers are asked to make 4 practices a week in addition to swim meets.  The team consists of approximately 60 male and female athletes.  We have several practices so that we are able to accommodate a larger team.   

Summer Options for Swim Programs &/or Help with Swimming
It is highly encouraged to swim during the summer, either on your own or with one of these programs.  Please feel free to reach out to Coach Dene’ for additional information
Chico Aquajets

You can also contact Andrew H directly at

Durham Dolphins

Northstate Narwhals / Coach Betsy
While the Narwhals does not have space open on the team, Coach Betsy is available for swim instruction at 530.518.7946
Getting Cleared
Must be cleared by Kelley Serl.  Send me an email or text, I will have the list of who is cleared.
Click here to see clearance requirements.
Physicals can be turned in to the athletics office or emailed to Kelley Serl (kserl@
Coach Dene’ Ehrhart 
Join the google classroom CHS Swim Team
Swimsuits - Orders and Fittings
Check out our instagram page at chswimming for details
Fitting for suit sizes @ TBD

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