TRYOUTS, REQUIRED FORMS, REGISTRATION

NOTE: You MUST BE REGISTERED on our website in order to try out.  Please do not forget to register!

Link to "Swimformation" Zoom Meeting​

"Swimformation" Sheet from meeting

REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BEFORE TRY-OUTS

Items below must be submitted online by October 1st.

  1. Athletic Participation Form - This is found under Athletic Participation in ParentVUE
    • ​​A video walkthrough of the process can be found by clicking here.
    • Upon completion, you must upload the signed forms in ParentVUE​ 
  2. Online registration at the waltonswimdive.com home page
    • RETURNING athletes/parents, must login with the correct PRIMARY e-mail used in the past.  You will know if you used the correct email if you see your athlete’s name with other specific information associated with your athlete.  If, you do NOT see this information, STOP and start over with the correct primary e-mail to log into the system.  This will help from duplicating athletes in the system.  If you are not sure which email address to use, please contact Ty Vernon at [email protected] or contact the Booster Club President.

      NEW athletes must create a new account; enter the athlete’s name(s), gender, DOB, etc. Each athlete may have unlimited e-mails listed to “RECEIVE” e-mails from this site, but only ONE e-mail address will be used as the PRIMARY login. When logging back into the Walton Swim & Dive website, the PRIMARY e-mail must be used to access the website.

TRYOUTS

An athlete must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Please refer to and read this information found on the Cobb County School District (CCSD) website, http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/athletics/. GHSA sets the date for when the Cobb County High Schools can start their swim and dive season.

DON’T MISS TRYOUTS! If you miss your tryout or do not turn in all of your forms before tryouts, you will not be permitted to try out for the team. Please don’t let this be the reason you don’t make the team.  See coaches to explain special circumstances.

Tryout dates will be posted on our website, as well as, announced on Walton’s morning announcements. Following tryouts, a list of those athletes who made the team will be posted on our website. Coaches make the sole determinations on athletes who make the team.

SWIMMERS
Swimmer tryouts occur over a 2-day period.  All freshmen and new swimmers will tryout on Monday, Oct. 12th, 8:00 p.m.  All returning swimmers, without a state cut, will tryout on Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 8:00 p.m. Tryouts are held at Mount Bethel Christian Academy (MBCA), North Campus, 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta GA 30062. 

Suggested Qualifying Cut Times to make the team are listed below.  These are merely guidelines and do not guarantee a spot on the team.  Conversely, if your times are slower it does not mean you won't make the team--the final say is up to the coaches.

STROKE  

BOYS    

GIRLS

50 Free

30.00  

32.00

50 Back

38.00

40.00

50 Breast

42.00  

45.00

50 Fly

35.00  

40.00

100 Free

1:10.00

1:13.00

Other considerations the coaches take into account include, but are not limited to, the ability of a swimmer to swim specific strokes, the number of athletes trying out for the team, students grades, etc.

Swimmers with State Cuts:  If you have a GHSA state cut for the current year, you do not have to try-out, provided you submit your state cut times (printed from usaswimming.com individual time search) to Coach Vernon in room 111. High School State cut times can be found under Meet Info > Time Standards.  If you DO NOT have a GHSA state cut, you are NEW or returning without a state team cut, you are required to tryout.

Please note, we do not have swimmers, who have a GHSA state cut(s) tryout for the team, in part, is due to the very limited time and lanes we have available to get through a large number of athletes during tryouts.  We rent pool time and pool lanes.  We try very hard to maximize this time. Note that this is an athletic high school team and not swim and dive lessons. The athletes must be able to compete and practice at a competitive level. 

DIVERS
Date and time for diver’s tryout is TBD. Tryouts are held at Central Aquatic Center (CAC), 520 Fairground Street, Marietta GA 30060, with the county dive coaches.

If you are a year round diver, you do not need to tryout.

The Walton coaches will attend, watch, take into consideration the advice of the county dive coaches, but Walton coaches make the ultimate decision on which divers will make the team.

 

 If you have any questions on the pre-registration process, please contact Coach Vernon at [email protected].