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TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS (2019)

New Swimmer Try-out requirements 2019

 

8&U

Must be able to swim one length (full 25m) of TWO strokes without assistance, touching the bottom, holding onto the wall, etc. 
Must be able to understand basic instructions about swimming without parents (or peers) translation or assistance 
Must be willing to listen and attempt new strokes
Swimmers must come with the proper equipment: GOGGLES, caps, proper swimming attire 
 

9-10

Must be able to swim the basic length of a race (50m) in two of the four strokes without assistance, touching the bottom, holding onto the wall, etc. 
If they can swim backstroke, must stay on their back for the majority of the 50m (inside the flags fine to flip to avoid hitting the wall)
Must be willing to attempt all four strokes (if they can’t do all 4 already)
Must be willing to attempt a flip turn, or a front somersault
 

11-12

Must be able to swim basic length of a race (50m) in two or three of the four strokes without assistance, touching the bottom, holding onto the wall, etc. 
Must be willing to attempt all four strokes (if they can’t do all 4 already)
Must be willing to attempt a flip turn 
Must be able to stay on their back during backstroke for 45 out of 50m (only acceptable inside the flags to avoid hitting head)
 

13+

Must be able to swim 3 of 4 strokes with a level of competence at race length (50m and 100m free) without assistance, touching the bottom, holding onto the wall, etc.
Must be able to do both a backstroke and freestyle flip turn
Must be able to stay on their back during backstroke for all 50m.