In order to join the team, a child must be able to complete the team’s readiness guidelines set forth below.  These guidelines ensure the safety of all swim and dive team members. 

A team readiness assessment using these guidelines will be made by the coach for each potential new team member at his/her first practice.  Children who are unable to meet the team readiness guidelines are encouraged to take swim lessons to develop these fundamental swimming skills and to repeat the team readiness assessment later this season or at the beginning of the 2014 season.  

The team’s readiness guidelines require that each child can…

  • Swim one lap of the competition pool (25 meters) unassisted
  • Completely submerge underwater
  • Hold his/her breath underwater for 5-10 seconds
  • Roll from his/her stomach to his/her back
  • Float on his/her stomach (may use arms and legs to stay afloat)
  • Float on his/her back requirements
  • Flutter kick in streamline position on his/her back
  • Flutter kick with a kickboard
  • Get in the water at every practice (even when it’s cold!)
  • Jump into the water and bring himself/herself back to the surface
  • Flutter kick underwater in streamline position for 5 seconds
  • Tread water for 15 seconds