FISH Team Try-Outs

Want to Try Out? 


In order to join The FISH Swim Team, all athletes must complete a tryout with a FISH coach. This tryout allows the coaches to assess each swimmers’ skills and determine which training group will be the best fit.

Try Out Contacts:

For Tryouts at Spring Hill Rec Center contact: Kim Schmidt: [email protected]

For tryouts at Audrey Moore Center contact: Joey Peppersack: [email protected]

Try Out Requirements:
All athletes must be able to dive head first into the water (racing dive), additional skills are based on age.

8 & Under Athletes

  • 25 yard Free with side breathing
  • 25 yard backstroke
  • 25 yards of legal breaststroke or dolphin kick


9 - 12 Year Old Athletes

  • Legal 100 IM (25 Butterfly, 25 Backstroke, 25 Breaststroke, 25 Free)


13 & Over Athletes

  • Legal 200 IM (50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free)
  • Freestyle and Backstroke Flip Turns


Tryout Process:
Try-outs will take approximately 10 minutes per athlete, and are typically held at either of our primary sites (Spring Hill Rec Center in McLean or Audrey Moore Rec Center in Annandale). Tryouts in the summer months may take place in Reston, VA. Tryouts will be conducted before or after our FISH practices, you will be notified by a FISH coach what times are available.


After the Tryout:
Once you have completed your successful tryout, click here to register! (Only athletes who have completed their tryout and met the requirements for their age. Swimmers who have not tried out will not be approved in the system and will be deleted).