Helena Lions Tryout Information

Saturday, April 10, 2021

1 pm - 2 pm

Helena YMCA


COVID Protocol: 

Our coach will meet everyone outside of the YMCA.  We will enter the building through the outside pool door.  We will only have access to the pool at the Y, no bathrooms will be available.

Swimmers should come wearing their suits, bring a towel and warm clothes to put on afterwards.

Everyone must wear a mask.  Swimmers will be instructed to remove their masks before entering the water. 

Parents will be able to observe the tryout on the pool deck and will be required to wear a mask the entire time.  Parents are asked to please stay as socially distant as possible.

There is no need to register just come to the pool area at the ​Helena YMCA with your swimsuit, towel, water bottle, and goggles.  We ask that you show up 15 minutes prior to the start of tryouts to complete some brief paperwork and ensure that your child is ready to get in the water when tryouts begin.

The Coach(s) present during the tryout will work with your child to determine their current skill level in the four basic strokes (freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly). In general, the Coaches are looking for the ability to swim at least 25 yards on their front and back with some sort of breathing pattern on their front. Each individual will be evaluated based on proficiency of their strokes compared to other swimmers their age.

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Kyle Kallin at [email protected].