Water Safety Check

Apr 6, 2022 (05:00 PM) - Apr 6, 2022 (07:00 PM)
 
 

 

FSO WATER SAFETY CHECK RULES

FSO Water Safety Check is for new team members only*.  Additional re-test days may be scheduled on an as needed basis thru our Registrar. 

Email [email protected] to schedule a Water Safety Check.  Information about the team will be given at this event.  If you are on the fence about swimming, we encourage you to attend.

*ALL new swimmers

Swimmers will be allowed to rest on the lane ropes, but will not be allowed to pull themselves along or touch the bottom of the pool.

6-Under Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 25 yards (1 length across the pool), unassisted, in less than 90 seconds. 

7-8 Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 25 yards (1 length across the pool), unassisted, in less than 75 seconds.  Swimmer must show some ability to perform the freestyle stroke. 

9-10 Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 25 yards (1 length across the pool), unassisted, in less than 60 seconds.  Swimmers must show ability to perform the freestyle stroke with side breathing.

11-12 Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool), unassisted, in less than 90 seconds.  Swimmers must show ability to swim the freestyle stroke with side breathing.

13-14 Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool), unassisted, in less than 75 seconds.  Swimmers must show ability to swim the freestyle stroke with side breathing.

15-18 Age Group - must demonstrate his/her ability to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool), unassisted, in less than 60 seconds.  Swimmers must show ability to swim the freestyle stroke with side breathing.   

We cannot accept swimmers who are unable to meet the time standards established with these conditions, as we want all swimmers to be safe in our pool at all times.

The swimmers are assessed by coaches and designated team personnel.  Their assessment is final.  Please respect their decision since it is for the safety of your kids.  The pool is heated so the Water Safety Check will take place rain or shine. Please wear a swim suit, tie long hair back or cap it, bring goggles, a towel, and some warm clothes to change into afterwards.

Please understand that any swimmer new to the team who does NOT pass a Water Safety Check will NOT receive a spot on the swim team or cannot attend practices and those spots will go to waitlisted swimmers who pass. Waitlisted swimmers who do not attend Water Safety automatically give up their chance of earning a spot on the 2022 swim team.

*Any new swimmers who previously swam for USA swim teams, High School teams, and/or a different team in previous seasons may be allowed to bypass our Water Safety Check upon verification and approval by team personnel.  Please provide this information to our registrar during the registration process and she will forward the information to the appropriate person for confirmation.

Thinking about a few swim lessons to get your swimmer ready for our Water Safety Check? Or maybe just to refresh their skills before the season starts? Here are links to local swim schools to help get them ready.

Steve Wallen Swim School – http://www.wallenswim.com/

Swimstitute – http://www.swimstitute.com/lessons_swim.html

Steve Miklos Aquatic Center - Sea Squad Swim School | Folsom, CA