MEMBERSHIP Surfside Swim Team  PO Box 381  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Surfside is a year round swim program.


Please email for tryout information

      **Note:  You must e-mail for tryout appointment


1. CONTACT. Email [email protected] to set up an appt. Please provide swimmers name, age and swimming level.

2. PAPERWORK. Download TRYOUT WAIVER fill out and bring to the tryout. Each swimmer will need waiver for tryout.

Any youth who knows how to swim the four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) and can swim at least 25 yards without stopping is eligible to join Surfside Swim Team. Swimmers may start as young as 4 years and stay with the team through high school.

The most important factor that determines whether a person is ready to join the team is swimming ability.

  • Beginning swimmers must be able to swim freestyle for one 25-yard length without difficulty and without stopping. 

  • Intermediate swimmers should be capable of swimming two 25-yard lengths with good rotary breathing in less than 50 seconds. 

  • Advanced swimmers should be capable of swimming four 25-yard lengths in less than 1 minute 30 seconds.

  •  Top level swimmers should be capable of swimming four 25-yard lengths with flip turns in less than 1 minute 20 seconds, and the 100-yard Individual Medley in less than 1 minute 45 seconds.

Surfside Swim Team provides young swimmers with the opportunity to improve swimming skills beyond the basic training provided in swim schools. If you love to swim and are ready to work hard, please join us for a fun and challenging swim experience!