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Swimmer Requirements

 Swimmer Requirements

Before joining our team, your swimmer should already be able to:

  • Swim a full 25 meters freestyle without stopping or holding on to the lanelines or side.
  • Swimming freestyle involves swimming continuously while demonstrating breath control (rhythmic breathing- breathing to the side), alternating forward arm motion while using a support flutter kicking motion.
  • Have some experience floating on his/her back and be able to perform the basic mechanics of backstroke.
  • Be capable of treading water with confidence in the deep end of the pool. 
  • If they have taken SwimAmerica lessons, the swimmer should have completed up through Level 6.
  • During our preseason indoor practices at HARC, we will be using this criteria to determine new swimmer eligibility.
  • If at that time we feel your swimmer does not meet this criteria, swimming lessons will be recommended in place of swim team until which time the swimmer can complete the requirements.