Try out for the HEAT!

If your swimmer is at least 6 years old and can swim some freestyle with side breathing and some backstroke, for 25 yards, they could be ready to join our team! 

1) Please EMAIL US and provide the following info: 

  • Swimmer's NAME and AGE
  • Level of experience with swimming
    • What level of lessons have they completed?
    • Have they participated on a summer league/rec team or a USA Swimming team?

2) Please complete the Online Tryout Form.  (Join the Team> Complete Tryout Form).

Once we've received your info, one of our staff will get back to you about scheduling a tryout.  

Tryouts with one of our coaches will last about 20-30 minutes. 

Please let the front desk at the SHARC know that you are there for a HEAT tryout, and then make your way to the bleachers on the outdoor pool deck. 

Swimmers should be prepared to swim in the outdoor pool and arrive with their suit on under their clothes and with goggles and towel available.  (The outdoor pool is heated, and our older squads train in it year-round.)  

After your swimmer's skills have been evaluated in the pool, you will be given one of three outcomes: 
  • Swimmer is ready to join the team and will be assigned to a squad.
  • Swimmer is ready but will need to be on a wait-list as their squad is currently full.
  • Swimmer needs to gain a few more skills and try out again in the future.

Please review the Fees and Commitments page, and once you are ready to join you may complete the HEAT Online Registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Team Admin:  [email protected]

The HEAT swims at:

Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC)
953 SE Maple St
Hillsboro, OR  97123