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Placements

NEW SWIMMER PLACEMENT SESSIONS

TYDE placement sessions are designed to find the best fit and experience for a swimmer with the TYDE swim team based on technique and skill level.

Swimmers new so they may have a positive swim experience.  For placement benchmarks and skill expectations, please see 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 asked to attend a TYDE New Swimmer Placement Session prior to registration.  At TYDE Placement Sessions, swimmers’ skills and abilities in the pool are evaluated for assignment to the TYDE practice group that best fits their current swimming level including swim lessons.  This process is designed to provide for each swimmer assignment in the practice group where

Entrance RequirementsPrep Academy swimmers are required to demonstrate the ability to confidently swim:

1) Freestyle with strong arm pull and rotary breathing (breathing to the side)
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, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.

Entrance Requirements: Bronze level swimmers are required to demonstrate the ability to legally swim:

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

At this time we have limited pool space, however we have an opportunity for TYDE placements for our 2020/2021 swim season.  New swimmers will need to attend a TYDE Placement before registering for a program.  Practice groups at TYDE’s larger sites do fill up so we advise signing up for the earliest placement you can attend to have the best chance of getting into your requested practice location.

 

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 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-approved swimmers may start after registration is complete

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
for one of our pre-scheduled TYDE PLACEMENTS

For placement questions, email lisa@swimtyde.org