Swim team can be such a positive and rewarding experience if your child is ready for it!  In addition to our regular coaching staff we have an extensive jr coaching staff ready and willing to help our younger swimmers achieve success! 

Minimum Requirement:  All swimmers must be able to independently swim 25 meters freestyle* demonstrated in an assessment in practice.  There is no age minimum. 

*freestyle may be swum any style (front crawl, backstroke, etc.)

Is my younger child ready for swim team?   

Do they: 

  1. Enter the water eagerly and independently? 
  2. Make continuous progress across the pool? 

If yes, then consider how they will handle: 

  1. Taking direction from a coach without parent involvement? 
  2. Working cohesively with a group of their peers? 

Skill and attitude as described above, plus willingness, are the best driving factors to success. 


If you do not think your child is quite ready, please ask us! 

Ridge Swim Club offers a variety of swim lesson programs during the summer which are listed on their website at: www.ridgeswimclub.com.  Also, various health clubs in the area offer winter and spring lesson programs for prep and advancement. 


If you are unsure and you have a new swimmer, please take into account the following:  

Registration fees and late fees are not refundable for any reason (swimmer fees are refundable and may be prorated until time trials). 

Family multi-swimmer discounts only apply when registering swimmers together on one registration and the registration fee is per registration processed (so it is better to register your family together). 

Parent participation in team duties is crucial to our success.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by parent volunteers with a paid coaching staff.  As such, we require all parents to fulfill their meet volunteer commitment (as described in the parent handbook and on the website).