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TOPS swim team criteria

 

Is Your Child Ready for TOPS?

"To ensure swimmers will have a positive and productive swim experience at TOPS, the swimmers, in each age group, needs to meet the following criteria (the swimmer's age group is determined by his/her age on Oct. 31st):

PRE-TEAM- The Pre-Competitive program introduces participants to competitive swimming and provides
the experience of being part of a team. This group focuses on getting participants legal in competitive freestyle and backstroke skills as well as diving and starts without the full commitment of a competitive swim team. Members who are legal will be invited to compete in home meets only. Participants must be able to swim a continuous 25 yards. This group will practice two days a week and should obtain the same equipment that is required of the 8 & under age group.

8& Under (SAL Races require swimmers to swim 50 free and 25 of each stroke)

- Perform a legal dive from the side of the pool

- Legally able to swim one length of the pool, without stopping, of two competitive strokes

10& Under (SAL races require swimmers to swim 100 free, and 50 of each fly, back, breast, free, and 100 IM)

-Perform a legal drive from the side of the pool/block

-Legally swim 50 free with legal flip turn

-Swim 25, legally, of two competitive strokes

11 & 12 (SAL races require of this age group- 100 free, 50 of each fly, back, breast, free, and 100 IM)

-Perform a legal dive from the block

-Legally swim a 50 free with a legal flip turn

- Swim, legally, two competitive strokes

13 &14 (SAL races require of this age group- 100 of every stroke, 50 free, and 200 IM)

- Legally perform a dive from the block

- Swim two of the four strokes, legally

- Legal flip turn

15 and over- (SAL races require of this age group- 100 of every stroke, 200 free, 200 IM)

- Legally perform a dive from the block

- Swim two of the four strokes, legally

- Legal flip turn

It is essential that the sited criteria is met to ensure an honest training picture. We have been granted limited pool time, at each facility, and our priority is to provide a safe, productive, and educational training environment.

Please contact a coach with any questions about your swimmer and the above criteria.