Evaluations and Team Placement

All prospective swimmers who wish to join Tsunamis Swim Team must participate in a new swimmer evaluation by a member of the coaching staff prior to registration. This evaluation process allows our coaching staff to place swimmers in the appropriate practice group based on their age and current skill level.


Step 1: Does my swimmer meet the requiremnts to join Tsunamis Swim Team?


1. Is your swimmer at least 4 years old and knows how to swim?

2. Is your swimmer currently able to demonstrate the required skills for their age?

Please review our evaluation requirements below

Evaluation Requirements/Procedures:

·  Swimmers Ages 4-6 Must be able to;

  • 50 meters freestyle unassisted
  • 25 meters backstroke unassisted
  • 25 meters breaststroke
  • 15 meters butterfly

·  Swimmers ages 7- 9 Must be able to swim;

  • 75 meters freestyle
  • 50 meters backstroke
  • 25 meters breaststroke
  • 25 meters butterfly

·  Swimmers ages 10 -12 Must be able to swim;

  • 75 meters freestyle
  • 50 meters backstroke
  • 50 meters breaststroke
  • 25 meters butterfly

·  Swimmers ages 13 and up Must be able to swim;

  • 75 meters freestyle
  • 75 meters backstroke
  • 75 meters breaststroke
  • 25 meters butterfly

Step 2:

Option 1: After reviewing the requirements list, I think my swimmer IS ready for an evalution.

  • Please fill out our evaluation request form and a coach will be on contact with you via email to set up an evlaution.

    Evaluations are by appointment only.

    Days: Tuesday's and Thursday's

    Time slots: 5:00pm

    Evaluation Request Form

Option 2: I feel my your swimmer may need a little more work prior to joining the team. 

  • Thats ok! We offer pre-competative swim lessons that allow swimmers the opportunity to work one on one with an instructor to allow for a smoother transition to the team.
  • If you are interested in swim lessons, please click HERE for more information and registration instructions.

Step 3: Receive the Evaluation Results.

A coach will contact you via email with your swimmers evaluation results. You will be given one of the following outcomes:

  • your swimmer is ready to join the swim team and will be assigned to a Practice Group.
  • your swimmer is ready but will need to be on a waitlist as their assigned Practice Group is currently full. 
  • your swimmer needs to gain a few more skills and be evaluated again in the future. Evaluation results will be shared with our swim academy to allow your swimmer to get started ASAP! 

An email with more information and registration details will be sent to those ready to join the team after their evaluation date. 

If your swimmer is transferring from another local team, we ask that you talk to your former team about the reasons prompting your change before making a decision to join Tsunamis Swim Team. While we believe that we offer an outstanding program, we also wish to be good citizens of USA Swimming and maintain our good relationships with the other teams.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or you can click the "contact us" on the bottom of the home page