Thank you for your interest in Team Suffolk Swim Team and our 2018-2019 Swim Season.
Going into the new Season we have a tentative date for our tryouts on Sunday, Sept 16th at 11:00 AM. The tryout will be located at:
Half Hollow Hills High School West Natatorium
375 Wolf Hill Road
Dix Hills, New York 11746
We will do an initial evaluation, and then start the Novice program on the following Saturday. The first 2 Saturdays of the 10 week program we evaluate them further to place them in an appropriate training group.
Our Novice program does run in 10 week sessions, and is held on Saturdays from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Half Hollow Hills High School West Natatorium.
Swimmers should bring the following:
· Goggles , if they are used to using them
· Cap - if they have long hair, (We will have complimentary caps, if required). Note that swimmers qualifying for the Novice program will receive a Cap from the team
· All other requirements will be supplied by Team Suffolk.
Please email Coach Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org and Coach Deidra at email@example.com if you would like to try out so you can be placed on our group email list for a reminder a little closer in to the date, and you can also monitor our website for specifics at www.tshills.org.
FREESTYLE - Swimmers will be required to demonstrate they can swim one lap of the pool without stopping.
BACKSTROKE * BREASTSTROKE * BUTTERFLY - Ability in these strokes will be evaluated.
Practice for the Novice group is 1 day a week, Saturdays from 4:00-5:00 PM for a 10-week schedule. All practices are conducted by United States Swimming certified coaches.
At the first 2 practices, our coaches will re-evaluate the swimmers. Upon re-evaluation and availability, the more advanced swimmers of the group will be given the opportunity to advance to the 3-day-a-week program. Swimmers who do not advance will attend the balance of the Saturday practices, a total of 10 practice sessions, as indicated on the Novice Schedule.
What type of commitment is expected?
A Novice swimmer will be expected to attend practice for the 10-week session. At the completion of the first 10-week session, the novice swimmer can continue into the next 10-week session. All sessions are $295.
Fall Session - Starts in September - 10 Weeks/10 Sessions
Winter Session - Starts in January - 10 weeks/10 Sessions
Summer Session - Starts in June - 6 Weeks/18 Sessions (3 times per week)
A Developmental swimmer is expected to be at practice 3 days per week. All practices are 1 hour, with a 15 minute stretching/warm-up prior to the start of swim. The practice schedule for Developmental level and above is on the Practice Calendar.
With the exception of the Novice swimmers, your child may be entered into several swim meets during the year, which are held on the weekends. These are full 1/2 day commitments.
A high level of commitment is expected from both swimmer and parents.
Team Suffolk Swim Team is a competitive team made up of approximately 200 swimmers between the ages of 6 -18. Since its inception in 1975, the goal of the team has been to promote physical and character development through competitive swimming, along with a strong sense of camaraderie among all its members. Team Suffolk Swim Team is a member of United States Swimming, which sanctions the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as national and local swim meets our club participates in throughout the year.