swimmer need to be evaluated?
All swimmers new to SNOW are required to go through evaluations to
ensure they are ready for our program. This includes those
interested in our Stroke Clinic, Summer League Prep, and Home
How long are
We will run evaluations in groups of 1-5 swimmers. The swimming
portion typically runs about 15-20 minutes, depending on the
athletes' ability. Wait time to be evaluated may vary, depending on
how many people are present. Please expect to be at the pool for at
least 30 minutes. This includes time after the swim portion, so we
can speak to families about swimmer group placement and program
What will my swimmer
be asked to do?
will need to be comfortable training in pool depths more than
10 feet, as both our Claude Moore and Ida Lee programs train in the
deep end of the pool.
Swimmers will be asked
to complete several pool lengths the following:
- Freestyle (must be
- Backstroke (must be
- Breaststroke (must be
- Butterfly (must be
- Flip turn (Ages 9 &
- Kicking (with and
without a kickboard)
When will I find out
which program is best for my swimmer?
We will let you know immediately after the evaluation, and can also
answer your questions about the program then.
What if my swimmer
has competed previously with a USA Swimming team? Will they still
need to be evaluated?
Potentially. Please reach out to Ross Hawks ([email protected])
with the following information:
- Full swimmer name, age,
and gender (We will be looking up their times in the SWIMS
- Practices per
- Duration of practices
per week, including dryland training
- Average distance (yards
or meters) per practice
If we find that the
information you've provided is enough for us to accurately place
your swimmer in one of our programs, they will not need to be
through all the above information before signing
Questions? Check out
our FAQ page!
Frequently Asked Questions