The purpose of SAST is to provide a valuable opportunity and enriching experience for age group swimmers of all abilities in the St. Augustine area , to participate as a member of Florida Swimming and United States Swimming, Inc, and to be governed by the following goals:

*to develop competitive swimmers in an environment that not only reinforces training and dedication to the sport but fun and enjoyment as well.

*to develop shape, train and build quality swimmers as well as a appreciation for the sport of swimming.

*to encourage and promote the development of the individual as a swimmer and athlete at developmental, regional, and state and national level.

* to promote and encourage swimmers to set personal & team goals ,show good sportsmanship, and learn quality life skills through the sport of swimming


Cyclones start Summer Developmental Program Session on July 1.


2014 St. Augustine Cyclones Swim Team Developmental Swim program for swimmers 5-12 will begin their Summer  session on Tuesday, July 1  from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm. Practice  days will be Tuesday  & Thursday and held at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center Pool  located at 1300 Duval Street. The 6  week program will run through August 7. All swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters of the pool any style to be eligible.   The  programs  focus is on proper  stroke technique, starts, turns and finishes.  

The cost for the program is as follows:

*Florida Swimming Registration fee $60.00   make check payable to FLORIDA SWIMMING. All swimmers must be registered with Florida Swimming to participate.  Click Link below for Florida Swimming registarion form.

*$100.00 per six week program  make  check payable to ST AUGUSTINE SWIM TEAM

*All swimmers must have a program participant waiver on file with the team.

Handout: St. Augustine Swim Team Registration Form

Brunswick 2014
Monday, July 14
Cyclone swimmers make a big splash at GIST Summersoaker Meet

Our Cyclone swimmers did an outstanding job at the GIST Summersoaker Meet in Brunswick, Georgia  July 12 & 13 . Our swimmers set 32 personal best times and had a great time as well. The following Cyclone swimmers placed in the top 8 and received awards.

8& under Boys

          Benet Chambers

          1st place                     50 yard backstroke                                 44.99

  • 1st place                      100 yard Individual medley                1:41.29

    3rd place                     50 yard butterfly                                  52.14

    1st place                      100 yard freestyle                               1:26.39

    Scott Michalik

    5th   place                    50 yard backstroke                             1:06.39

    5th place                      100 yard freestyle                                2:01.91

    4th place                      50 yard Freestyle                                 : 54.64

    3rd place                      200 yard freestyle                                4:29.63

    11 & 12 Girls

    Alexis Rines

    4th place                      50 yard breaststroke                          44.65

    7th place                      200 yard breaststroke                        3:33.01

    8th place                      50 yard freestyle                                 36.11

    8th place                      200 yard freestyle                               2:52.62                                     

    Alyssa McAnallen

    5th place                      100 yard individual medley                          1:23.03

    3rd place                     200 yard Freestyle                                          2:30.97

    3rd place                     50 yard freestyle                                             30.93

    4th place                      100 yard freestyle                                           1:10.64

    5th place                      50 yard butterfly                                              38.04

    5th place                     50 yard backstroke                                           37.15

    Georgia McCranie

    4th place                      200 yard freestyle                                           2:34.72

    5th place                      50 yard freestyle                                             :32.51

    6th place                      50 yard backstroke                                          :42.63

    7th place                      100 yard freestyle                                           1:14.16

    Ella Chang

    2nd place                     100 yard individual medley                             1:14.96

    2nd   place                   200 yard Freestyle                                          2:23.90

    3rd    place                   100 yard freestyle                                           1:03.64

    1st    place                    50 yard butterfly                                             : 32.08

    3rd   place                   50 yard backstroke                                         : 34.86


    Senior Girls

    Isabella Garofalo

    7th place                      50 yard freestyle                                25.96

    4th place                      100 yard backstroke                           1:06.78

    7th place                       100 yard freestyle                               : 59.73

    8th place                      200 yard freestyle                               2:12.14


    Senior Boys

    Vincent Garofalo

    8th place                      100 yard freestyle                   1:03.55

    Congratulations to Ella Chang making her first FLAGS short course standard in the senior girl’s 50 yard freestyle posting a time of 28.27.

Nicholas Loomis
Wednesday, July 2
Loomis swims to lifetime best at YCF Liberty Open

Congratulations to Cyclone Nicholas Loomis who competed at 2014 YCF Liberty Open in Orlando. Loomis posted personal best times in 100 meter butterfly (57.71 2nd place) and 50 meter butterfly (26.98 3rd place) .

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Wednesday, July 2
Cyclone Vien Nguyen dominates TYR SEA Swimming Championships.

    Cyclone Vien Nguyen, representing Vietnam, recently competed at 2014 TYR 2nd SEA Swimming Championships in Kallang, Singapore on June 18-22. Vien won a total of 9 gold medals , set 7 meet records and set 5 Vietnam national records. She set lifetime best times  in the 100 meter butterfly (1:00.69), 400 meter freestyle (4:12.94), 800 freestyle (8:40.75), 200 individual Medley (2:14.58) and 200 meter butterfly (2:12.46). She was also selected to represent Vietnam at the 2nd Youth Olympic games August 16-18 in Najing , China. Check out the article on Vien's perforance at 

Wednesday, July 2
Cyclone Swimmers shined at DBS Long Course Summer Open

The following Cyclone swimmers placed in the top 8 and received awards  at the Daytona Beach Swimming Summer Open:
  • 8 & under girls

    Elizabeth Acevedo     

    2nd place 50 meter freestyle   42.31

    5th place 50 meter butterfly   1:04.21

    7th place 200 meter freestyle  3:27.60

    Elise Flowers     

    3rd place 50 meter freestyle  46.86

    6th place 50 meter butterfly 1:05.02

    10 & under girls

    Kate Kelley

    7th place          100 meter breastroke             2:07.92

    8th place          200 meter freestyle                 3:37.82

    11 & 12 girls

    Alexis Rines

    7th place          100 meter breaststroke           1:51.53

    8th place          200 meter freestyle                 3:22.26

    Alyssa McAnallen

    8th place            50 meter butterfly                 :43.57

    Senior Girls

    Isabella Garofalo

    1st place           50 meter freestyle                   29.54

    2nd place          100 meter backstroke             1:21.04

    3rd place          100 meter freestyle                 1:05.39

    5th place          400 meter freestyle                 5:20.01

    6th place          200 meter freestyle                 2:28.13


    Kylie Allen

    2nd place          400 meter  individual medley             6:12.80

    4th place           100  meter backstroke                       1:22.19

    4th place          200 meter individual medley              2:50.98

    7th place          400 meter freestyle                             5:28.92

    8th place          200 meter freestyle                             2:30.25

    Senior Boys

    Nicholas Loomis

    3rd place          100 meter butterfly                            1:03.09

    3rd place          200 meter backstroke                         2:30.16

    6th place          100 meter backstroke                         1:08.26

Charlotte Grand prix
Tuesday, April 15
Cyclone Swimmers start off 2014 Long Couse Season with a Bang!

Cyclone Vien Nguyen competed at the Charlotte Grand Prix at the Mecklenberg Aquatic Center against the nations and world best. Vien set a Vietnam National record in 1500 meter freestyle going 16:46.42 and finishing in 8th place. She followed that performance with a 4th place finish in 400 Individual medley posting time 4:48.15. Her efforts qualified her for the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.


Our Cyclone swimmers had some outstanding performances at the Bolles Spring Long Course Opener and Episcopal Amber Jax Midnight Madness. Swimmers placing in the top 8 and receiving awards were:


Ella Chang

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elise Flowers

Isabella Garofalo

Nicholas LoomisSa

vien 14 senior champs
Head Coach Frank Holleman with Senior Girls High Point winner Vien Nguyen
Sunday, March 9
Cyclone Senior Championship Team finishes 21st overall Florida Swimming Senior Championships

Our Cyclone Senior Championship Team had an outstanding performance at the Florida Swimming Senior championships held February 28- March 2nd at the International YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando.

Day 1  started with Cyclone Madolyn Aucremann who posted a lifetime best of 11:02.51 in 14-16 1000 yard freestyle. She placed 24th overall.

Day 2  saw Cyclone Vien Nguyen take home two senior women titles.  Nguyen took first place in both senior girls 200 yard freestyle (1:47.43) and Senior girls 400 yard Individual Medley (4:08.21) setting a new Florida Swimming Championship record.  Nicholas Loomis took 6th place with a season best time of 51.75 in the 14-16 boys 100 yard butterfly.  Madolyn Aucremann had a lifetime best of 1:00.76 in the 14-16 girls 100 yard butterfly. Our Senior Girls 200 yard freestyle relay of Vien Nguyen, Isabella Garofalo, Madolyn Aucremann and Hannah Ferreira dropped 3 seconds going 1:43.86 and our Senior Girls 400 medley relay of Vien Nguyen, Isabella Garofalo, Madolyn Aucremann and Kyle Allen posted a time of 4:19.63.

Day 3  saw Madolyn Aucremann dropped three seconds in the 14-16 girls 500 freestyle going 5:20.80.  Isabella Garofalo went 25.00 in the 14-16 50 yard freestyle despite being under the weather and just missed a second swim. Nicholas Loomis moved up 5 spots in 14-16 men 100 backstroke B final going 54.14 taking 10th place. Vien Nguyen took home the title in the senior women's 500 yard freestyle (4:44.37) and runner up in the senior women 200 individual medley (1:59.23.). Our Senior Girls 400 yard freestyle relay of Vien Nguyen, Isabella Garofalo, Madolyn Aucremann and Hannah Ferreira placed 26th with a best time of 3:48.12.

Day 4 saw Bella Garofalo post a  56.23 in 14-16 girls 100 yard freestyle and Madolyn Aucremann dropped 29 seconds in her 14-16 girls 1650 yard freestyle  (18:20.74)  Nicholas Loomis  posted a lifetime best of 1:56.18 in 200 yard butterfly placing 12th overall. He also posted at 2:02.19 in the 200 yard backstroke placing 15thVien Nguyen took home the senior girls high point award by placing first in the Women’s 200 yard butterfly (1:58.64) and  2nd place in the 200 yard backstroke going 1:58.40.

Congratulations to all of these swimmers!

vien  & nicholas
Monday, February 17
Cyclone swimmers shine at Orlando Grand Prix

Congratulations to Cyclone swimmer Vien Nguyen and Nicholas Loomis who represented the St. Augustine Swim Team at 2014 Orlando Grand Prix Meet this past weekend. Nicholas Loomis posted in the preliminary rounds times of 59.27 in the men 100 meter butterfly (51st), 2:16.66 in the men 200 meter butterfly (54th) and 1:04.22 in the 100 meter backstroke (65th). Vien Nguyen qualified for the A final in both the women’s 400 individual medley and 200 meter backstroke and the B final for 100 meter backstroke. She posted personal best time of 4:41.68 in the 400 individual medley taking second place behind current world champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary. Vien’s time is the 10th fastest time in the world this year according to the FINA world rankings. She also placed 5th in the women’s 200 meter backstroke (2:15.43) and 14th in the women 100 meter backstroke (1:04.13).

Monday, June 9
2014 SAST Summer Practice Schedule


Age Group & Senior                             AM    Monday - Friday                               7:00 am - 9:00 am

                                                                PM    Monday-Wednesday-Friday            5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

High School Developmental:               AM   Tuesday & Thursday                        7:00 am - 8:30 am    

Developmental Group                           PM     Tuesday & Thursday                      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm       


Meet Schedule
Sunday, June 1




June 13-15    Daytona Beach Swimming Summer Open                       Port Orange, Florida

July   12-13   Golden Isle Swim Team Summer Soaker                         Brunswick, Florida

July 17-20     Florida Age Group Swimming Championships                 Gainesville, Florida

July 24-27     Florida  Swimming  Senior Championships                      Fort Pierce, Florida

August  2-3   Titusville Summer Invitational                                           Titusville, Florida














Friday, May 28


Cyclones : History


Wednesday, December 19
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Saturday, January 1
2014 Florida Swimming Junior Olympic Qualifying Standards

Click link above for the 2012 FLAGS (Florida Swimming Age Group Championships)   Qualifying Times Standards.

Sunday, March 9
2014 Senior Championship Qualifying Standards

Click The Link Above To get  the 2012 Florida Swimming Senior Championship qualifying standards .

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Thursday, April 23
Our New Home!

The SAST Cyclones will be  holding all of our team practices at the new Solomon Calhoun  Community Center and  Aquatic Complex located at 1300 Duval Street in West St. Augustine starting May 11. The pool is a  8 lane 25 yard by 25 meter , 250,000 gallon aquatic facility  with adjacent teaching area  is part of the Westside Sports Complex that also includes a gymnasium and office spaces for various not for profit groups . It is the brainchild of the West St. Augustine CRA and St Johns County Recreation Department. In the future , plans  also to include to add ball fields, a walking track and dog park to the complex. Our local First Coast Family YMCA will be providing lifeguard services and swim lesson instruction at the facility. The Cyclones will be providing all the competitive programs. Special thanks goes out to the West St. Augustine CRA, St Johns County Recreation Department and Family First Coast YMCA for allowing us to use the facility!

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