Initial level assignments will be determined based on tryout week (completing sprint and distance test sets, willingness to work hard, and ability to be a team member all play a factor.) Proof of previous times are helpful. 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. Generally in order to develop unity there will not be a lot of movement once the season starts.
Varsity Athletes that meet State qualifying times, Junior National times, may elect to do some workouts with their club teams. These athletes must be present at the practice before a meet, and any training or event stated to be "all team". These swimmers must also have a personal coaching plan on file with the head coach.