Tryouts for New Members

Open for New Members

12/9/19 - 3/6/20


Markham Aquatic Club's Introduction to Competitive Swimming Program is called the Swim 2 Achieve (S2A) Program.

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation in our swimmers while instilling a love of swimming so that children and families enter the sport with an opportunity for lifelong enrichment. S2A is a technique based program for all four competitive strokes and introduces young swimmers to the sport of swimming. 

Every new swimmer must go through an assessment (tryout) prior to being accepted into the S2A Program. The assessment is used to determine if the swimmer is ready for the program and what level does the swimmer best match.

Entrance Criteria (7-10 years of age)

During the assessment, coaches are looking for swimmers that are able to achieve the following at the minimum: 

  • Proficient flutter kick on front and back for 25m;
  • Swim 25 metres of freestyle with bilateral breathing and backstroke;
  • Comfortable with deep water, able to tread water for 1minute without assistance;and 
  • Make changes to technique upon instruction

Tryouts dates are listed online

Tryout times are 5:30pm and location is at Centennial Pool
8600 McCowan Road in the Centennial Community Centre behind Markville Mall.

You must sign up online and register for a tryout.

Your swimmer can expect to swim for about 10-15 minutes at the tryout.

You will be notified of what group your swimmer has been assessed to by email once the tryout is complete.

Markham Aquatic Club's Swim 2 Acheive Program (S2A) swims twice a week for an hour each time with 15 minutes of stretching before each class.

We currently only have openings in our Thursday 6-7pm / Saturday 8am - 9am program.  

If you have any questions please contact Markham Aquatic Club