It's easy to join our team! If your child has already taken swimming lessons, we can arrange a tryout. Your child will need to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke...that's it, we will take it from there! You may register for our next montly tryout below.




During your tryout, coaches will ask you to swim one length freestyle and one length backstroke. We may ask you to swim additional strokes depending on swim ability. Coaches will use this evaluation to determine which group is best to start. SST offers eight different groups to accomodate a wide range of ability. 

If the coaches determine a swimmer is not yet ready for swim team, we may suggest additional swim lessons before the child comes to another tryout. Again, we have a wide range of ability groups and will help you progress through the group structure...but we also must ensure safety. Coaches are not in the water with the swimmers, and safety is a top priority.

When arriving to the UAF Patty Pool (located in the Patty Center lower level), please bring/wear your swimsuit, goggles, and a cap if desired. Locker rooms will be available. Depending on the number of registrations, there may be a wait as coaches can only evaluate one swimmer at a time. We will get through all tryouts as efficiently as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

We look forward to having you tryout for the Stingray Swim Team and are excited to get you in the water!