SPY New Swimmer Evaluations Summer 2019

SPY Swim Team will host evaluations for potential swim team members on Monday 7/29, Tuesday 7/30, and Wednesday 7/31 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. 

Evaluations for swimmers take 10 to 15 minutes depending on the age of the swimmer. We look at all four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly). 8 and under swimmers may not be able to perform all four strokes legally, but we need to see that they have experience or an idea of what the strokes are. Swimmers 9 years and older should be able to display a proficiency in all four strokes.

Swimmers do not need to be current YMCA members to be evaluated, but all swimmers who are placed on the team must be YMCA member to be a SPY swim team member. Swimmers only need to attend 1 evaluation, there is no need to attend multiple nights. 

At the evaluation SPY coaches will collect some basic information from you, as well as share some basic information about the swim team and its operations. We understand that additional questions not available on the information may come up and you can contact Alex Totura for additional information.

If you have questions you can email SPY Head Age Group Coach Alex Totura or call the YMCA at 217-679-1625 and ask for Alex or Swim Team. If you are unable to make the specific evaluation dates, then call or email about setting up another time. If your potential swimmer is on vacation during the evaluation period then evaluations can be set up on a case by case basis. We will have time for appointments from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM throughout the week in the month of August. Afternoon appointments would need to take place between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Appointments can be scheduled for the week starting August 5th but may not be able to be accomodated once the Fall swim practice schedule starts on August 19th.