Swimmer Tryouts

Tryouts and assessments ensure that all swimmers are appropriately placed in the correct program and group based on their current swimming skills.  Tryouts and assessments are approximately 15-30 minutes long.


We are currently unable to hold new swimmer tryouts and assessments due to personal distancing and return to swim protocols. Please contact the SCAR office for additional information by clicking here.


Competitive Program:

If your swimmer has previous competitive experience and you are interested in joining the Scarborough Swim Club, a tryout is required. The tryout will allow us to place the swimmer in the most appropriate group to maximize swimmer skill development and enjoyment . Please note, SCAR strictly adheres to the Swimming Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, which means that group placement is based not just on skills, but also on age and physical size & strength.


SCAR Swim Academy (pre-competitive):

If your swimmer is 6-12 years old and has had previous swimming instruction, a new swimmer assessment is required before registering your child.  Click here for more information about our SCAR Swim Academy program.