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Eligibility Criteria

Woodley Warrior Swim & Dive team Eligibility Criteria 2018

If your child swam on the Competition Team in the prior year, register that child for the Competition Team

 

Dive Team

Transitional Program – Mini Warriors

Competition Swim Team

Start Date

Evening practices start the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  Morning practices start the next day after the last day of school for Fairfax County

Practices start the next Monday after the last day of school for Fairfax County. (mornings)

Evening practices start the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  Morning practices start the next day after the last day of school for Fairfax County.

Age Range

Recommended for ages 5 through 18. 

5 through 8.  All participants should have focus and social skills suited to a large group setting.  We therefore recommend that children do not start the program until completing kindergarten.

5 through 18.  Not recommended for anyone, regardless of age, who need substantial rest after completing just one length of the pool (please consider Transitional Program instead).

Age Restrictions

Minimum age is 5 years as of June 1st. And no further removed from high school fall/winter/spring graduation completion. 

Minimum age - 5 years of age as of June 1st, and able to meet Basic Skills Assessment.  Maximum age is 8 years.

Minimum age is 5 years as of as of June 1st and able to meet Basic Skills Assessment.  Under NVSL Rules, any swimmer who is 19 years or older as of June 1st is ineligible.

Basic Skills Assessment

No previous diving experience is necessary; however, the diver must be able to swim across the pool and show an interest in learning how to dive

Test includes: (a) jump or dive into deep water; (b) float on stomach with face in water; and (c) swim half length of pool (12.5 meters) in deep water, unassisted, without regard to quality of stroke. 

Test includes: swim full length of pool (25 meters), unassisted, with legal stroke.  Swimmers who cannot meet this test may be offered placement in the Transitional Program – Mini Warriors.  Test waived for returning members of the Competition Swim Team or for participants of the Woodley Warrior Winter Swim Program.

Meet Eligibility

In order to compete in a dive meet, a diver must be able to execute certain dives, please see the Dive Coach to determine divers meet eligibility.

Yes – as soon as the swimmer can demonstrate ability.

Yes – as soon as the swimmer can demonstrate ability.

Enrollment Cap

None.

Provisional enrollment cap of 20 total participants to ensure we are providing a safe environment for all swimmers.  This cap maybe adjusted depending on actual skills of enrolled participants.

None.

Pool Membership

There is no way to participate on the Dive team without first joining the WRA Pool.  Under NVSL Rules and for insurance purposes, each swimmer must be part of a family member’s registration.

There is no way to participate on the Swim team without first joining the WRA Pool.  Under NVSL Rules and for insurance purposes, each swimmer must be part of a family member’s registration at WRA.

There is no way to participate on the Swim team without first joining the WRA Pool.  Under NVSL Rules and for insurance purposes, each swimmer must be part of a family member’s registration at WRA.