2021 New Swimmer Evaluations

Reston Swim Team Association

 

New swimmers under the age of 11, as of 6/15/2021, must pass a New Swimmer Evaluation in order to be eligible for summer swim team. This year we have modified the New Swimmer Evaluation Criteria to ensure safety during COVID Restrictions. Swimmers will need to be able to demonstrate the following to assess water safety and readiness for swim team:

8 and Under Evaluation:
  • Warm up 2 x 25 free kick on a kick board
  • 2 x 25 free swim
  • 2x 25 back kick 
  • 2 x 25 back swim
  • 2 x 25 cool down any stroke
  • Tread water for 1 minute in lane
  • Willingness to follow directions and social distancing guidelines  
  • Able to remain engaged and swim continuously for the full practice
9-10 Evaluation:
  • Warm up 2 x 25 free kick on a kick board
  • 2 x 50 free swim
  • 2x 50 back kick 
  • 2 x 50 back swim
  • 2 x 50 cool down any stroke
  • Tread water for 1 minute in lane
  • Willingness to follow directions and social distancing guidelines  
  • Able to remain engaged and swim continuously for the full practice

We have found that swimmers that get in the water and practice for a few weeks leading up to the evaluation tend to do better. Reston Community Center has open swim hours available for you and your child to tune up these skills now.

 

Returning Family New Swimmer Evaluation Dates - at Reston Community Center:

Saturday 4/24 - 5:00pm to 5:25pm 

Saturday 4/24 - 5:30pm to 5:55pm

Saturday 5/1 - 5:00pm to 5:25pm

Saturday 5/1 - 5:30pm to 5:55pm

 

New and Returning Family Swimmer Evaluations Dates - at Reston Community Center:

Saturday 5/8 - 5:00pm to 5:25pm

Saturday 5/8 - 5:30pm to 5:55pm

Saturday 5/15 - 5:00pm to 5:25pm

Saturday 5/15 - 5:30pm to 5:55pm

Saturday 5/22 - 5:00pm to 5:25pm

 

Additional New and Returning Family Swimmer Evaluations Dates - at Newbridge Pool:

Monday 5/17 - 6:00pm to 6:25pm

Monday 5/17 - 6:30pm to 6:55pm

 

Evaluations can be scheduled after you complete your registration. New families will create an account during registration and will be able to sign up for an evaluation after receiving account login information. Team placement will be dependent upon successful completion of the evaluation.  

 

We look forward to seeing you and your swimmer. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

 

-The RSTA Evaluations Team