New Swimmer Placements

Reston Swim Publicity

 

New swimmers under the age of 11, as of 6/15/2022, must attend a New Swimmer Placement session in order to be eligible for summer swimming. At these sessions, we assess the overall safety of each swimmer; each swimmer has the opportunity to demonstrate his/her/their willingness to swim, safety while in the water, endurance, and readiness for the team environment. We then recommend placement on a team, the New Wave Program, or additional lessons. Swimmers will need to be able to demonstrate the following to assess water safety and readiness for a swim team:

8 and Under:

  • 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:
  • Warm up 2 x 25 free kick on a kick board
  • 2 x 50 free swim
  • 2 x 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 placement tend to do better. Reston Community Center has open swim hours available for you and your child to tune up these skills now.

 

Placements for new swimmers in returning families can be scheduled NOW by signing into your RSTA Sports Engine/Team Unify account. Placements can be scheduled for new families after you completing registration. New families will create an account during registration and will be able to sign up for a placement after receiving account login information. Note that Returning Families' registration for the summer programs begins on April 16 at 7:00AM, and New Families' registration begins April 30 at 7:00AM.

 

Returning Families, New Swimmer Placement Dates - at Reston Community Center:

  • Saturday, April 16 at Reston Community Center
    • 6:00PM - 6:30PM
    • 6:30PM - 7:00PM

New and Returning Families, New Swimmer Placement Dates - at Reston Community Center:

  • Saturday, April 30 at Reston Community Center
    • 6:00PM - 6:30PM
    • 6:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Friday, May 6 at Reston Community Center
    • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    • 7:30PM - 8:00PM
  • ​Friday, May 20 at Reston Community Center
    • ​7:00PM - 7:30PM
    • 7:30PM - 8:00PM
  • ​Friday, May 27 at Reston Community Center
    • ​7:00PM - 7:30PM
    • 7:30PM - 8:00PM

Please note: Swimmers who are currently enrolled in New Wave do not need to register for a New Swimmer Placement session. Current New Wave swimmers will be evaluated by their coaches during their regular New Wave practice time.

In addition, club swimmers may request exemption from the requirement to attend a placement session.  Please send your swimmer’s club information to [email protected] to be considered for an exemption.

 

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

-The RSTA Placement Team