TRYOUTS FOR RSD SWIM TEAM

 


 

Thank you for your interest in RSD Swim Team! Our team has seen a lot of growth over the past few years and many of our groups are full or have limited space for new members and returnees; especially those groups which accept potential team members with no previous team experience.

We usually offer open tryouts and orientation sessions once per month following the schedule below, but unfortunately the crossed-out dates are currently cancelled. We will update this schedule by the first of each month and interested families are encouraged to check back for updates.  

Open Tryout Schedule:

  • Friday, September 20 at 3:45 p.m.

  • Friday, October 18 at 3:45 p.m. (cancelled)

  • Friday, November 15 at 3:45 p.m. (cancelled)

  • Friday, January 17 at 3:45 p.m. (cancelled)

  • Friday, February 21 at 3:45 p.m. (cancelled)

 

For swimmers 12.5 years old and younger, no sign-up is necessary, just show up ready to swim! At the evaluation, your child will be asked to pass the minimum skills listed below:

  • 50 yards of freestyle with side breathing, in less than 1:30

  • 50 yards of backstroke, no time requirement

  • 25 yards of breaststroke and butterfly, no time requirement

Upon passing the evaluation, new members will be assigned to the appropriate training group and invited to start with the new month or be placed on the waitlist due to space limitations. 

 

If your athlete is 12.5 years or older and new to swimming: 

  • Minimum requirement to join the team for 12 and older swimmers is completion of a 500 Freestyle in under 9:00 and a demonstration of all 4 competitive strokes.   

  • If they meet the minimum requirements please send us an email detailing their swimming history.

Upon passing the evaluation, new members will be assigned to the appropriate training group and invited to start with the new month or be placed on the waitlist due to space limitations.

If you are transferring from another team:

  • RSD is considerate to our relationship with other teams in the LSC. We encourage open and transparent communication from you with your current coach prior to considering moving to RSD, as you may be able to work things out and stay with your team.

  • When contacting us, please include the following information: Your age, year in school, years with your club, any other club experience prior to the club you are with now. Additionally; your current practice schedule (days per week, length of swim practice, and length of land exercises). Please include your reason for inquiring about RSD.

If you have been notified that your child is ready to join our swim team, but do not have the registration link, please contact Coach Paul.