Families looking to join Issaquah Swim Team must go through one of two routes depending on their background or experience.



Individuals coming from Learn-to-Swim, private lessons, seasonal recreation teams, or high school teams interested in joining IST must complete a tryout. Please note:

  • IST is a competitive swim team; athletes should know all four stroke disciplines prior to requesting a tryout
  • Athletes age 8 and younger should be able to complete 250 yards of kicking and swimming
  • Athletes ages 9 and over should be able to complete 350 yards of kicking and swimming

IST conducts tryouts on a rolling basis for openings in our program with the goal of holding sessions once per month (typically on a weekend).

Tryouts for the 2022-23 season are complete and no further sessions will be offered until the summer for the 2023-24 season.



Athletes looking to transfer to our program from another USA Swimming team may contact the Head Coach, Coach Tim, directly at [email protected] Please include your swimmer's name, date of birth, and a best times report. Depending on competitive level and experience, the swimmer may be offered the chance to visit a practice for evaluation and placement.