How to Join the Team

Kids/Age Group

Come to a pre-scheduled swim team try-out with South Bay Swim Team at the Hawthorne Pool! Prospective swimmers must be able swim the length of the pool in freestyle, and also know basic stroke skills in backstroke and breaststroke. Previous completion of swimming lessons is required.

Before joining the team, swimmers will participate in a try-out swim to determine the appropriate skill-level group.


Parents, you will need to be with your child at the try-out swim, and be prepared to join the team at that time. Please bring the following to swim team try-outs:

  • The swimmer, in a swimsuit, with goggles, and towel
  • Your child’s original birth certificate or passport AND a copy for us to keep
  • Checkbook for registration fees (two checks)

If you would like to join the team after the try-out, please note:

·          We are a year-round team, and swim team families must initially commit to participation in the current season, thru the Championship Meet for that season; and are encouraged to continue with the team, into the next season.


·          Swimmers must practice regularly and be on time to workouts:
  -minimum 2 workouts per week for C-Group/Beginners (Tu & Th 5:30-6:15)
  -at least 2-4 workouts per week for C1-Group/Advanced-Beginners (M-Th 5:30-6:30)
  -at least 3-5 workouts per week for B-Group/Intermediate (M-F 5:00-6:15)
  -at least 3-5 workouts per week for B1/Advanced Intermediate and A-Group/Advanced (M-F 5:00-6:30)


Participation is swim meets is expected for all South Bay Swim Team members 



Come to the pool during a regular workout - your first workout is on us. Try it out, and see if what we offer suits your needs. The coach will provide you with joining paperwork following your first workout.

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