Donner Swim Club

Donner Swim Club is a competitive swim program affiliated with USA Swimming and Indiana Swimming.  We provide the greater Columbus community with the opportunity to participate in a formal, structured swimming program designed to meet the needs of young people.



Open Board Positions

Following the elections at the annual banquet, we have two open board positions, Concessions and Hospitality. We are looking for interested folks to take on responsibility for each of these. Contact the Donner Board for more information.

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AGD / AGE / GOLD Practices

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday -- 8/19 - 8/23

AGD, AGE, and GOLD will be at North this week 3:30pm - 5:15p working on stroke improvements.



Team Tryouts

Donner Swim Club will be holding no-cut tryouts/evaluations for NEW SWIMMERS and those current Donner swimmers who wish to move up to the next team.  

The tryouts/evaluations are at the Chick Newell Natatorium at CNHS on Tuesday, August 19, Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  

The tryout/evaluation will take approximately 20 minutes.  Show up ready to swim (suit, goggles, towel) anytime during the tryout/evaluation period.  

More information (Parent Guide and forms that need to be filled out) is available at  

Please call 812-376-4233 with questions.



News and updates from USA Swimming
  • Last week, one Phillips 66 Nationals morning following prelims, I spoke with a friend, both of us wondering: "What would it feel like to be Michael Phelps competing at Nationals?"
  • These swimmers have officially been added to the U.S. Pan Pacific Championships team, which will compete Aug. 21-25 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  • We have had an exciting week at the Phillips 66 National Championships, highlighted by Katie Ledecky’s world record in the 400m freestyle. While our eyes have been focused on the pool, we occasionally turn around and look at what’s going on outside the pool. Here are a few of the promotional highlights of the week.
  • John Lohn built quite a name for himself working at Swimming World Magazine, and working for its website. Now at SwimVortex, Lohn takes a look back at Nationals, and ahead to the future, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
  • When it comes to coaching open water swimming, Catherine Vogt draws several comparisons to auto racing.