TRYOUT INFORMATION

 

*****NEW MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE A TRYOUT PRIOR TO REGISTRATION*****

 

Scarlet Aquatics (in Bayonne) offers training and practice groups for swimmers generally ready for USA Swimming level competition. We offer technique based training that becomes more challenging as a swimmer advances training groups and swims faster and further. It is the goal of Scarlet coaches to develop the career swimmer over the long term.

Training duration, frequency, and intensity increases as a swimmer advances through the program.

As a year-round competitive swim team, we expect swimmers to attend 80% of the offered practices. While we understand that younger swimmers especially will have other commitments, it is important to understand that without consistent practice attendance throughout the year, swimmers should not expect to meet their goals or maintain fitness and technique. The focus at practice is to train for meets, which are the best way to gauge results and progress. Just like any other sport, we also expect our swimmers to attend any competition for which they qualify.

 

Our tryout criteria are:

  • Swim 6x25 yards freestyle comfortably and consecutively on 10 seconds rest, keeping face in water, side breathing, and without stopping
  • Swim 6x25 yards backstroke comfortably and consecutively on 10 seconds rest and without stopping
  • Perform 25's streamline kick on back and belly holding streamline body position throughout and without stopping
  • Kick 50 yards flutter kick with a kickboard in 1:40 or faster
  • Deep water safe
  • Excellent focus and listening skills while in a group, positive willingness to try all skills.
  • Those who have prior experience on swim teams will be assigned a training group that is appropriate to their ability level.

 

We accept tryouts and new swimmers on a year-round basis. Prior to first practice both swimmer and guardian(s) will meet with the head or assistant head coach.

If you are interested in learning more about our program and scheduling a tryout, please contact Head Age Group Coach Jessica Beach

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (503) 559-0344