• Competitive at the Junior Varsity, and Varsity level. Teams travel to meets together.

    Central Girls Swimming & Diving Website

    Practice Schedule:  3:00-5:00pm at Central High School pool

    Participation Fee: $45/ with fee waiver $20

    Season Start: August 13th 2018


    A letter from the coach to Incoming Freshman:

    Head Coach: Blake Bendix

    Email -

    Phone - 320-241-8782

    Assistant Coach: Alisha (Blaydes) McGraw
    Diving Coach: TBD

    Practice times:
                Practice will be held after school from 3:15 - 5:45. This allows students to get help from teachers right after school, some social time, as well as give our 7-8th graders a chance to come to practice once their school gets out.

    We will be doing summer weights this year for the girls everyone is welcome to come, as we will be teaching a lot of movements in the weight room. That will be held Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer from 4:15-5:15. For the club swimmers, this will be close to Flyers/Star Practice, but it is all we could manage.
                We will not be having morning practices before school as sleep is very important to teenagers and we need them to be able to recover from practice and be alert in school.

    There are 3 main pieces of equipment I would like the girls to have:
                            1. Fins
                            2. Snorkle
                            3. Paddles
                Some optional equipment that would be ideal would be:

    1. 2 old Tennis Balls (we will use these in the pool so no need to be new)
    2. Thera-bands (Shoulder exercises at home)

    Meet Schedule:
                Has not been finalized yet. I will get one out once it gets done. I will try to keep the weeks of MEA and labor day open for families to travel. All other weekends are open to competition.

    Parent Hours: 9-11 AM Sunday @ Randolph Griddle
                I give 2 hours of time on sunday mornings for parents to come have coffee/ask questions/voice concerns. I do this as during the season it is hard to have a touch point otherwise, as I have a day job as a software engineer. If you have any concerns I ask that you come during this time, or if you want to help out with the sunday crossword I encourage you to come join as well.

    It’s great that you are interested in swimming at Central, we do not make cuts but we ask that anyone interested in joining the team has the ability to swim and be comfortable in deep water. If you have any other questions please reach out to me, it is best to contact me through email! We look forward to seeing you on the pool deck come August or in the weight room this summer. Have a great summer!


    -Blake Bendix



    To be eligible to participate in athletics at Central High School, all student-athletes must meet the student conduct and academic eligibility requirements. In addition, the following items must be turned into the Central Athletic Office before or on the Friday prior to the first scheduled day of practice.

    _____ 1. A completed & signed 2018-19 MSHSL Eligibility Statement/Health Questionnaire- effective for one calendar school year

    _____ 2. An up-to-date SPORTS physical exam - eligible for three years, unless stated otherwise by a Physician

    _____ 3. Participation fee - required fees vary by sport, please see a specific sport's homepage for details. Checks payable to "Central High School" unless stated otherwise

     To ensure the athletic department receives all necessary materials prior to the start of the season, do not mail fee or forms to Central High School. All registration items must be hand delivered to the Athletic Office (room 1116) for verification prior to the first scheduled day of practice. Failure to turn in necessary materials on time will result in an ineligibility to physically participate. Athletes cannot participate until they have been deemed eligible by the athletic department. No participation fee refund will be given after the second official week of practice. A refund request must commence by the athlete or parent/guardian within the first two weeks of practice. Registration for all athletics ends on the third Friday from the start of a specific season (some exceptions may apply to this rule). Additional athletic registration resources are available on the Athletics Homepage under "Athletic Forms" in the right hand column.


Athletic Office

  • 275 N Lexington Parkway

    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Room 1407

    Phone: 651/744-5102

    Fax: 651/632-6029


    Athletic Director

    Treacy Funk



    Administrative Assistant

    Morgan Wiechmann



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