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Placements

NEW SWIMMER PLACEMENT SESSIONS

Thank you for your interest in TYDE! Please read through the TYDE requirements for our different levels below.

A New Swimmer PLACEMENT WILL BE Offered at William G White YMCA

Friday, June 3rd 4:00-5:30pm

To Sign Up - CLICK HERE

 

Registration for placements will be for the May Prep Academy and or June/July Summer Prep Session.

Take some time to explore the TYDE website and learn more about our programs and schedules.

Our placement sessions are designed to find the best fit and group practice level for each individual swimmer based on demonstrated stroke technique and swim skills.

It is our mission to create leaders in and out of the pool with a focus on a positive swim experience for each team member.  For placement benchmarks and skill expectations, please see the Entrance Expectations below or visit our GROUP STRUCTURE PAGE for more information.

Swimmers new to TYDE (or those who have not been involved with TYDE for more than one year) are required to attend a TYDE New Swimmer Placement Session prior to registration.  At TYDE Placement Sessions, each swimmer's skills and abilities in the pool are evaluated for assignment to the TYDE practice group that best fits their demonstrated swimming level including YMCA swim lessons.  This process is designed to place each swimmer in the practice group where they will have a positive experience with competitive swimming.

Entrance Expectations:

Swimmers entering TYDE Prep Academy are required to demonstrate the ability to confidently swim:

1) Freestyle with strong arm pull and rotary breathing (breathing to the side) for 25-50 yards.
2) Backstroke (with body in a horizontal position parallel to the bottom of the pool).
3) They are expected to have a teachable understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly strokes.
4) Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.

Swimmers entering TYDE Competitive Bronze level are required to demonstrate the ability to competently swim:

1) Freestyle with strong arm pull and rotary breathing (breathing to the side) for 50 yards.
2) Backstroke (with body in a horizontal position parallel to the bottom of the pool) 
 for 50 yards.
3) Breaststroke and Butterfly strokes with very close to "correct" arms and leg movement.
4) Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool continuously, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.

At this time we are holding TYDE placements for the current swim season by appointment only.  Please use the link above to register your interest in a TYDE Placement Evaluation.   Swimmers new to TYDE will need to attend a Placement before registering for any program.  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Placement Session recommendations are good for 60 days. If you do not enroll in a TYDE program within 60 days of the placement, we may require that the swimmer attend another New Swimmer Placement Session before joining TYDE.  Based on placement date, Prep Level-qualifiers may be deferred entry to the next Prep Academy session.  Bronze level-approved swimmers may start after registration is completed.