New Swimmer Trials


2020/21 Duneland Swim Club Trial Outline

The Duneland Swim Club offers a trial program during the Fall/Winter season and Spring/Summer season for beginning/new swimmers that are new to the program. New swimmers must be at least 4 years old, be able to put their face in the water, and swim 12 1/2 yards without touching the bottom or side. This program is designed to give new swimmers an introduction into the Duneland Swim Club structure and training. Swimmers participating in this program will learn the basic skills and techniques that will be used throughout their Duneland Swim Club career. Practice times for these athletes will vary from swimmer to swimmer, depending on their individual skill level and comfort level in the water.

During the Fall/Winter seasons the trial program will be offered EVERY 4 WEEKS throughout the season, ending prior to the Northwest Indiana Swim Conference Championship Meet.

These Trial Programs are not intended for those returning athletes not in our beginner groups. This program will be offered to those individuals new to the program or still developing the skills and comfort level needed to progress into the Duneland Swim Club full membership practice schedule.

The following fee structure will be in place for the Fall/Winter Seasons:

1st Trial session: $200

All Trial renewals after the 1st trial: $100

Spring/Summer Trial Fee structure:

NEW 1st Trial session:  $TBA 

Returning (1st session) Trial with current USA Swimming Registration: $TBA

All Trial renewals after the 1st trial:  $TBA

All fees paid during an athlete's trial program will be discounted from the full membership fees when athlete becomes a full member.

Families wishing to sign up for the Trial program must come to the onsite TRY OUTS on the designated dates and times per season, at the Chesterton High School Pool thru entrance #34. 


  You will pull up to entrance #34 in your car and a coach will get a temp read on your tryout swimmer/s. If they clear 100.0 they will be allowed to enter the pool.  Parents will need to park and wait as no non-participants are not allowed on deck at this time. Your child will need a mask to enter the pool area.  Come dressed in your suit and bring goggles.  You will need to arrive at 10 minutes before your desired trial time. You will need to sign this  waiver before the tryout.  You can either email it to Coach Christy by replying to this email or print, sign, and bring with you to the tryout. 

If you pass the try out we will tell you which group to register for if there is space available and then you will go to and complete online registration for new swimmers. You must pass the tryout before you register!  You will also need to bring a copy of your birth certificate and fill out the USA SWIMMING Registration form we email to you before your first day of practice.  You can also email copies to Coach Christy at  

We look forward to meeting some new faces and keeping our legacy alive!


 Any questions concerning the trial program, pricing, sign ups, or dates can be directed to Coach Christy by emailing 

Questions on level placement, training or special circumstances, contact Coach Jim.