Age Group Tryouts
 
Annual Tryouts
  • Swimmers, 6 to 13 years old, should be prepared to tryout in a stroke clinic/practice type atmosphere with extensive instruction from our coaches.  This format provides us with the best information on a swimmer's ability, allows us to interact with each individual swimmer more closely, and most importantly, shows the importance we place on the fundamentals.  
  • Participants will be asked to perform technique drills (demonstrated by a coach/swimmer) and swim all four competitive strokes (swimmers must be legal in all four strokes).
  • Swimmers and parents will be notified by email of our decision within the tryout week.  This is a tryout, unfortunately, not everyone makes the team.
  • 8 & Under tryout swimmers who aren't quite ready for our White Group might consider our Dolphins Group.  
Individual Tryouts
  • Occassionally, we are able to add new members during the season, depending upon our training group numbers.
  • Please provide any swim team experience and/or relevant times in your email.
  • We recommend swimmers observe one of our practices before we schedule a tryout.
  • Most of our tryouts will be done individually, however, periodically we will have the tryout swimmer practice with the appropriate training group (depending upon the swimmer's experience).
  • Following the tryout, we will meet with the swimmer/parents to discuss team information.
 
 
 
Tryout Information
 
 
 
Age Group (6 to 13 years old)
  • Our Annual Age Group Tryouts are typically held in late July or early August, however, with the current situation, we are unsure when our tryouts will be.  At this poiint, our primary focus is giving our current members our attention and an appropriate amount of practice time.  We ask interested families to be patient with us.....we should know more by mid-July.  We still want to hear from you.....please send us an email.  We will keep you posted and updated.

  • To join us for our Annual Tryouts or to schedule an individual tryout, please contact chris@denverswimacademy.com

  • All tryouts will be held at the Regis Jesuit High School pool.

  • As always, we look forward to a fun and educational tryout!

  • Swimmers will need to bring our Tryout Form.

  • Please take note of our Group Placement procedures below, includes our tryout evaluation process. 

 
 
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Age Group Placement
 
Our goal when placing a swimmer is to give every athlete the best opportunity to learn, improve, and grow with our team.  The group should be challenging enough to help elevate each athlete to reach their potential, without being overwhelming.  Most importantly, we want to place swimmers in a group that will support their short-term ambitions while also encouraging long-term growth.
 
Before athletes are placed into a group, swimmers and parents should become familiar with the group's requirements and expectations  such as attendance, meet participation, equipment needs, and training goals.  Swimmers need to be properly prepared for the new responsibilities.
 
Tryout Evaluations:   
 
Our coaches will be evaluating and considering a number of qualities during the tryout, including....
  • Technical ability
  • Fitness capacity
  • Potential
  • Enthusiasm
  • Willingness to learn new technical procedures.
  • Previous swim team experience.
  • Best times, if available.
  • Age, but most importantly, maturity.