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NHS is Niskayuna High School 1626 Balltown Rd. Niskayuna, NY 12309

RCS is Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS 2025 US RT 9W Ravena, NY 12143

Siena College 515 Loudon Rd. Albany, NY 12211


So, you are considering joining the Starfish Swim Club. We would like to let you know what to expect when you join us for try outs and swim evaluations.

Current Starfish Parents will be on hand to greet your family and have you sign in and collect your paperwork (see below). Your swimmer will then be escorted to meet a Starfish Coach who will have your swimmer demonstrate the competitive strokes to the best of his or her ability.  Therefore each swimmer should be prepared to get in the water by wearing a swim suit with a swim cap and goggles. At the conclusion of the swim evaluation, the coach will speak briefly to the swimmer and parent(s) about squad placement. Coaches make placements based on the a swimmers' age and ability.  At this point, if you have further questions, there will be time to ask the parent volunteers.

In order to facilitate this process for the volunteers that run our try outs, we require that you bring the following paperwork to swim evaluations:
1)  Copy of Birth Certificate to be given to Starfish (this is required for USA Swimming Registration)
2)  Swimmer Evaluation form completed
3)  A USA Swimming Transfer form, completed, if you are transferring from another USA Swim Team

If your swimmer is given a place on a Starfish Squad please be prepared to complete the registration process within 2 days.  You will be in communication with a Starfish Board Member by email to help you complete this process. This is the case so that USA Swimming Registration can be processed before the first day of practice. The USA Swimming Registration fee is collected within that 2 day period, and the short course payment is due in full on September 1, 2016. (There is no payment plan for swimmers that start swimming with Starfish during the Long Course season, but if your swimmer stays with the team there are payment plans which begin in September)

Please email Gary Burch at with any questions and to let us know that you are coming to tryouts.Thank you!


SC Try-out Form

Explanation of Fees

Monthly Billing Explained