Initial level assignments will be determined based on tryout week (completeing sprint and distance test sets, willingness to work hard, and ability to be a team member all play a factor), including the mock meet and proof of previous times and conversations with external parties. Levels are in no way guaranteed for the entire season they earned on a continuous basis and the ultimate decision rests at the discretion of the head coach. The best per individual event(s) and the best relays will be swam varsity each week.
Athletes at the Elite level must meet State qualifying times, Junior National time, or present at a level deemed by the coach to achieve the above noted standards by the end of the season. Elite athletes must be present at the practice before a meet, and any training or event stated to be "all team". Elite swimmers must also have a personal coaching plan on file with the head coach.