The Arlington Muskie Swim Team is a recreational
swim program for youth up to 18 years of age. The emphasis of the
program is placed on learning competitive skills, enjoyment of the
sport, and lifelong participation in swimming. The program is
designed with the mid-level swimmer in mind. The Muskie Swim Team
competes in dual meets and finishes the season with a championship
meet. It is the intent of the program to produce well-rounded
swimmers with good technique.
In order to maintain a quality program and accommodate a large
number of swimmers, the team will be split into two squads. We
believe that the two-squad system allows swimmers to compete and
place in more events at dual meets. This will allow each individual
to gain self-esteem and confidence by competing against other
swimmers at their appropriate level. Squads will be determined
using time trials or times achieved at an Arlington Heights Park
District Swim Meet. The top overall swimmers in each age group will
make up the black squad and the remainder of the swimmers will make
up the red squad. A red squad will not be formed for any age
group/gender that has less than 12 swimmers.
Muskies Swim Requirements:
- 6-8 year olds must be able
to swim 25 yards of the pool proper freestyle with rhythmic
breathing. Swimmers should be able to demonstrate knowledge of
backstroke and breaststroke. Swimmers must also be able to practice
for one hour and follow instructions given by the swim
- 9-10 year olds must be
able to swim 50 yards of the pool with good technique of freestyle
and backstroke. It is helpful if swimmers have knowledge of all
four competitive strokes and can demonstrate skills in each.
Swimmers must also be able to swim for an hour practice and follow
instructions given be a swim coach.
- 11-18 year olds must be
able to swim three competitive strokes for at least 100 yards with
good technique. Swimmers must have knowledge of all four stokes,
dives and turns and be able to swim for at least an hour and a half
while following instructions given by the swim coach.
*Swimmers not meeting minimum requirements for
Muskies may be re-directed to our Otters Swim Team program or swim
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