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Swimmer Requirements

Swimmer Requirements

The Maumelle Marlins are a competitive summer league swim team. This is not a swimming lesson program. Children wishing to participate must be between 5 and 18 years of age as of June 1st of the swim year.

Coaches will teach the competitive strokes during the season, but swimmers must be able to demonstrate the following minimum swimming skills in order to be eligible for the team:

  • Children 6 and under must be willing to enter the water on their own without a parent or guardian being poolside. They must not be afraid of the water and be confident enough to let go of the edge of the pool (not clinging to a coach in the water). They should be willing to attempt to swim one length of the swimming pool with a kick board.
     
  • Children between the ages of 7 to 18 must be able to enter the water on their own and swim one length of the pool.

Please don't be discouraged by the above requirements. If you believe that your swimmer is close to the skills required of their age group, come show us what you can do. We will help you determine whether or not you are ready to join our team.