Thank you for your interest in 

St Charles Aquatics 

Pre Competitive Teams for All Ages

2022-2023 Winter/Spring Pre-Competitive Swim Training Groups

Swimmer Evaluations (tryouts) August 16 & 17 @ 6:00pm (pick a day)

 

Sessions

  • Session 1 - September 12  thru November 16
  • Session 2 - January-March TBA
  • Session 3 - April-May  TBA
  • Session 4 - June-July TBA

Junior Team Swim Training 

  • These groups REQUIRE and evaluation. 
  • All swimmers 7-10 yr old swimmers must be able to swim 25 yrds comfortably of freestyle and backstroke without stopping and have an awareness of breaststroke and butterfly. 
  • All swimmers 10-14 yr old swimmers must be able to swim 25 yrds comfortably of freestyle and backstroke without stopping and have an awareness of breaststroke and butterfly.  
  • Practices are one (1) hour and swimmers are will be swimming most of the time.  

Swim evaluations are required and are being held August 16 and 17 from 6-7pm

 


 

To participate in Try-outs   a swimmer must be able to complete 1 length (25 yrds) of the pool in both freestyle and backstroke and have an awareness of the butterfly and breaststroke.

A swimmer will need a swim suit (one piece preferably), goggles, and a towel. 

 

What can you expect at try-outs?  Plan on arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the set time to complete paperwork.  The information we collect will be used to contact you once determinations are made regarding your swimmers evaluation.  Once the paperwork is organized, your swimmer will be called to the pool.

At the pool, the coaching staff will be assessing the swimmers skills to determine if they are ready for the non-competitive and/or competitive groups.  Depending on the number of swimmers, this process could take 15 minutes to an hour.

 

Once the evaluation is done the coach that performed the try-out for your swimmer will meet to discuss their recommendation.  Recommendations are just that.  Recommendations do not guarantee your swimmer is on the competitive team or the non-competitive teams.

The competitive team does have a limited amount of openings; for this reason the team (St. Charles Swim Team) will post the accepted swimmers on our website at stcaquatics.com.

For the precompetitive teams (Junior Team 7-10 yrs and Junior Team 10-14 yrs)  if your swimmer has been recommended for either of these groups, then you may go ahead and register.  You do not need to wait to hear from St. Charles Swim Team to register. 

To register, go to stcaquatics.com and select menu item “precompetitive,” then “registration.”  Read through the registration page and at the bottom there is a green bar that says non-competitive, select and proceed.

 

What if I get 2 recommendations from the coach?  Many times our younger swimmers that try-out can get 2 recommendations.  A coach may recommend the Competitive Team (8 and under age group 1) and may also recommend the Precompetitive Junior team group (for ages 7-10).  This means your swimmer is at a level of swimming in which they could be successful on the competitive team.  However, if this commitment is more than you/your swimmers is looking for, then their skill level is also a good match for our precompetitive Junior team.  You get to choose!

If you have any questions, regarding this process, please contact Anna Hutchinson at 630-377-1405 or [email protected]