Tryouts / Swimmer Evaluations


Swimmer evaluations are mandatory for ALL new ODSL swimmers, regardless of age. To ensure safety, new swimmers must: 

  • Get in/out of the pool independently
  • Swimmers age 8 & under must swim 25 meters and swimmers age 9 & older must swim 50 meters of a recognizable competitive stroke.  Swimmers must be unassisted and cannot stop or touch the bottom of the pool or lane lanes.
  • Tread water for 30 seconds, without touching the bottom of the pool

We also offer a kickboarders program designed for ages 4-8 that are comfortable in the water but not able to swim one lap of the pool and tread water unassisted.