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Clippers Swim Team - New Swimmer Process

  • Swimmers NEW to USA Swimming MUST register to tryout (see 2019 Tryout Registration below)

  • Due to Roster Size Limitations, not all swimmers who tryout will be offered a spot on the team

  • Swimmers 6 to 10 years must be able to complete a length of the pool unassisted and without stopping

  • Swimmers 11 and older must be able to complete two lengths of the pool unassisted and without stopping

  • Swimmers are evaluated on technique in all 4 strokes, responding to direction and comfort in deep water

  • Swimmers are placed in a practice group based on age and ability once all tryout sessions are completed.

    • ​If there are openings in the practice group, the swimmer is offered a spot on the team

    • If there are NO open spots in the practice group, the swimmer is placed on a waitlist through October 2019


Swimmers Transferring from another USA Swim Club 

Email our Coaching Staff at kelsey.smith@columbiaassociation.org and provide the information below

  • Swimmer First and Last Name

  • Club Name and Location

  • Date of Last Competition

Our Coaching Staff will review the information in the SWIMS database and contact you shortly.


2019 Tryout Registration

  • Registration is REQUIRED

  • Tryout evaluations are scheduled in 15 mintue time blocks based on age

  • All tryouts are held at the Columbia Swim Center - 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia MD 21044

  • There is a non refundable $5 fee to register 

  • CA Membership is not required to register - but is required for participation on the Clippers Swim Team

  • Click HERE to register for an evaluation date and time

​Swimmer Notification Post Tryouts 

  • July 29, 2019 - Swimmers placed on the team will be listed in their assigned practice group by Evaluation # on the website

  • August 2, 2019 - Email susan.mcdonald@columbiaassociation.org to confirm acceptance of the assigned spot

  • August 7, 2019 - Registration Instructions sent by email 

  • August 16, 2019 - All forms and payments due to the Aquatics Office (9450 Gerwig Lane Columbia MD 21046)