Required New Swimmer Evaluations, Summer 2019

New swimmers must attend a one-on-one evaluation at the DCRC lap pool. This determines eligibility for the team, not registration.

Ability Requirements: The swim team is not a replacement for swim lessons and all new members must pass an evaluation.

  • Swimmers joining as 9 and older must be able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the competition pool) freestyle without stopping and with proper breathing and able to swim 25 yards of backstroke.
  • Swimmers competing as 8 and younger must be able to float comfortably on both front and back, and swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke. 

Parents, please review the requirements listed above prior to bringing children for an evaluation. Swimmers who are unable to complete the requirements, are recommended to register for swim lessons or to return for another evaluation.  Evaluations will take place April 28, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 at the DCRC.  No appointment necessary. Additional days and times may be added and be posted on this site.

April 20, 2019.... Sibling evaluations from 1:00-2:00 PM at DCRC. This is ONLY for new swimmers who have a sibling who is a returning swimmer.


Swimmers who have competed on year round programs do not need to be evaluated, and will need to get an exemption from Patrick Johnston. patrickjohnston710@gmail.com 


Completing an evaluation DOES NOT save your swimmer a seat in the Dolphins program!