Swim team is not intended to be a replacement for swimming lessons. It is about improving your swimming abilities in a fun, but competitive, environment.
Each 6-and-under swimmer is required to be able to swim 12 1/2 yards on his front and on his back without touching the bottom of the pool or grabbing a lane line. Each 7-and-over swimmer is required to be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping, touching the bottom of the pool, or grabbing the lane line by time trials. Evaluation for new registrants will be held during the registration period. Alternatively, a swimmer may provide a certificate from an area swim school certifying that they can accomplish these
All swimmers are expected to practice with their age group. The appropriate age group is determined based on the swimmer's age as of May 31. The only exception is for our summer birthday swimmers (i.e. June, July, August) who can "swim up" with their classmates at the recommendation of the Parent Board and the advice of the head coach. However, all swimmers are required to compete in meets in their actual age groups.