Try-out Information



 Try-out Dates for Pre-Competitive ONLY Teams :

By appointment only

Contact Anna at to set an appointment

To participate in Try-outs   a swimmer must be able to complete 1 length (25 yrds) of the pool in both freestyle and backstroke and have developed a foundation of the butterfly and breaststroke.


A swimmer will need a swim suit (one piece preferably), goggles, and a towel. 

What can you expect at try-outs?  Plan on arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the set time to complete paperwork.  The information we collect will be used to contact you once determinations are made regarding your swimmers evaluation.  Once the paperwork is organized, your swimmer will be called to the pool.


At the pool, the coaching staff will be assessing the swimmers skills to determine if they are ready for the non-competitive and/or competitive groups.  Depending on the number of swimmers, this process could take 15 minutes to an hour.


Once the evaluation is done the coach that performed the try-out for your swimmer will meet to discuss their recommendation.  Recommendations are just that.  Recommendations do not guarantee your swimmer is on the competitive team or the non-competitive teams.

The competitive team  will post the new swimmers on our website at 

For the pre-competitive teams   if your swimmer has been recommended for this group, then you may  register.  You do not need to wait to hear from St. Charles Swim Team to register.  Check our registration page for Returning and New registration dates.

To register, go to and select menu item “pre-competitive,” then “registration.”  Read through the registration page and at the bottom there is a heading that reads pre-competitive, select Junior Team and then the appropriate age group.


What if I get 2 recommendations from the coach?  Many times our younger swimmers that try-out can get 2 recommendations.  A coach may recommend the Competitive Team (8 and under Age group 1) and may also recommend the PreTeam group (for ages 6-10).  This means your swimmer is at a level of swimming in which they could be successful on the competitive team.  However, if this commitment is more than you/your swimmers is looking for, then their skill level is also a good match for our non-competitive PreTeam.  You get to choose!

If you have any questions, regarding this process, please contact Anna Hutchinson at 630-377-1405 or