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The first step is to schedule a tryout for group placement

Please send an email to: to arrange a tryout.

Include in the email which location for your tryout.

Tryout Sites:

Gunderson High School - 622 Gaundabert Lane San Jose CA


Almaden Swim and Racquet Club - 6604 Northridge Dr San Jose CA


Club Sport - 300 Embedded Way San Jose CA

What to Bring?  Swimmers need to bring a swimsuit, cap (if long hair), goggles, and towel.

Requirements?  Swimmers must be able to swim 25-yards freestyle unassisted.  Our Pre-Bronze (pre-swim team) group is also available for those swimmers who can swim 15-yards of freestyle, float on their back, and follow coach instruction.

Please tryout at the site that your swimmer plans on practicing.





QuickSilver practices at 3 locations.  Practice times vary based on group placement at try-outs. 

  • Swimmers 8 & Under who are not yet swim team ready, but can swim at least 15 yards of freestyle unassisted, will likely be placed in Pre-Bronze.
  • Swimmers 8 & Under will likely be placed in Bronze or Silver.
  • Swimmers 9-10 with swim team experience (cabana, etc.) will likely be placed in Silver or Gold. 
  • Swimmers 10 & Under without swim team experience will likely be placed in Bronze or Silver.
  • Swimmers 12 & Over will likely be placed in Turquoise or Pre-Senior

Please note that QuickSilver is built on a progression system where swimmers are placed in a group level that matches up both age and skill level as best as possible.  Swimmers move up a group three times per year (August, January, and April) based on being ready for the next group.


Practice times by site:


Registration Fees:

  • $300 Family Fee (prorated throughout the season - non refundable)
  • $73 USA Swimming Registration Fee

Monthly Dues:

Practice Group

Monthly Dues

Pre-Bronze / Bronze / Silver




Gold Elite


Turquoise / Pre-Senior / Senior Dev


Pre-National / Grey


Jr. National


   Senior / National



College (Sept 1- includes USA-S Reg)


Master - QSS Parent

(Register on Masters site)


Master - USA Swimming Official

(Register on Masters site)



(Register on Masters site)


  • Monthly Dues - Monthly Dues are billed on the 1st of each month.  Payment is accepted by credit card (plus processing fee) or ACH.


Parent Obligations for Comp Swim Team:

  • Service Hours
    • 0 Hours for Pre-Bronze/Bronze groups 
    • 8 hours for all other competition groups
  • Hours are calculated by the highest group level of your swimmer(s).  Parents receive 2 service hours for attending the team General Meeting.
  • Buyout option available at the start of the season (By Oct 1st) or within the first month of joining.
  • $100 Mid-Season Annual Fee in February