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Tryouts and Swimming Groups

The Rapids offers a comprehensive program of instruction and training for competitive swimming. Swimmers are divided by age and train according to their abilities.

Ages 5-18 are eligible for the team (age on May 31st). Ages outside of this need a waiver granted by Roswell Recreation & Parks Department.

Your child does not have to be an accomplished swimmer to join the Rapids.  Our team is composed of new, recreational and competitive swimmers. Our goal is to make the season fun and challenging for all levels.

Tryouts

For swimmers new to the team, we can schedule a quick tryout with the coach (as soon as it is warm enough to get in the pool) to determine if swim team is a good fit. We also usually hold open tryouts at the end of April/beginning of May or first week of practice if cold weather pushes us later in May.

For 2019, we are holding open tryouts on
Saturday, May 4th 6:30-7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5th 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Tryouts will be held at the Roswell Adult Activity Center (RAAC) This is an indoor pool for adults over 25 only, but our kids are able to use it for tryouts. The rest of our practices will be held at the outdoor pool at Roswell Area Parks.

The address of the RAAC is:
200 Dobbs Drive, Roswell, GA 30075.
Here is the google maps link.

You can come anytime during either one of the tryouts. You do not have to come to both or stay the entire time. We have two dates to make it more convenient for you. IF there is no waiting line, the tryout itself shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. The RAAC has locker rooms where your child can change.

If you can't make it to one of the open tryouts, you will have to schedule one with the head coach. They are held at the start of a regular practice. You can reach him at headcoach@roswellrapids.org. We will do our best to hold individual tryouts during the first couple weeks, but we can't promise which days. It is all dependent on how many coaches we have available.

If you feel comfortable that your child can meet the basic requirements for their age group, feel free to register them. If you are not sure, it is best to wait until after tryouts to register.

Email us at info@roswellrapids.org if you would like to speak to someone further about these requirements. Click here for info on how to register for the Rapids.

 

Swimming Groups

Age groups Minimum skill requirements for meet participation
6 & under 25 yards freestyle, dive in feet first
7 & 8 25 yards freestyle and backstroke, dive in head first
9 & 10 25 yards freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, dive in head first
11 & 12 50 yards using all competitive strokes, dive in head first
13 & 14 50 yards using all competitive strokes, dive in head first
15 - 18 50 yards using all competitive strokes, dive in head first

 

Children who are good swimmers but don't quite meet the minimum requirements at tryouts can still practice with the Rapids! If they show up to practice every day and are willing to learn, we are usually able to get them competing in meets later in the season.