New Swimmer Evaluations 2021-22

RecPlex Sharks

Swimmers need to have an evaluation scheduled by appointment. We will not evaluate any swimmers who do not have an appointment.

Evaluations will be held on the following days:  Tuesday-July 27, Wednesday-July 28, Thursday-July 29, Monday-August 2 and Tuesday-August 3.

Evaluation times are as follows:

7 to 9 year old swimmers= 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
10 to 12 year old swimmers= 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
13 to 18 year old swimmers= 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR APPOINTMENT

 1. Swimmers will need to wear a mask when entering the Rec Plex and keep their mask on until they have reached the pool and a coach tells them they can take their mask off.
2. Please arrive ten minutes early for your swimmers scheduled evaluation. This will give coaches time to do a temperature check, collect evaluation form and check swimmers in.
3. Please have one evaluation form per swimmer. Please only fill out the top/highlighted portion of the form. Forms will be sent out once an evaluation is scheduled.
4. Each 30-minute session will be similar to a practice. This will give coaches an opportunity to observe swimmers strokes and how well swimmers listen to instruction. Again, please arrive ten minute prior to your swimmers scheduled evaluation. 

We strongly recommend the following:

- All 7 to 9 year olds should be able to complete multiple laps (25 yards) of freestyle (crawl stroke) and backstroke without stopping. Having some knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke is helpful.
- All 10 to 12 year olds should know all four competitive strokes; butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (crawl stroke). Further, they should be able to complete multiple laps in each of these strokes.
- All 13 to 18 year olds should know all four competitive strokes; butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (crawl stroke). These swimmers should be able to complete a 200 yard freestyle and a 200 yard IM. Further, they should be able to complete multiple laps of butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke.

Having past competitive swimming experience, summer league, high school, YMCA or USA Swimming is very helpful.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Head Coach Erik Strom: [email protected]
When scheduling the appointment, please provide your swimmers name (first and last) and age