A formal policy has been put into place beginning this season, Summer 2019, for the movement of swimmers into new practice groups.  Please keep in mind, that each swimmer progresses at a different pace.  The long term goal is to keep your child happy and swimming throughout their high school career.  

Summer Season:

Testing will take place during the last week of May at the discretion of the coaches. 

The coaches will collectively decide 1.) your swimmer passed the required standards for the next group  2.) the move will be benefical for your swimmer based on the increased practice requirements.  Coaches will verbally notify the swimmer/parent (Sands/Tigers), Swimmer (Gully/Mako/Thresher) by the conclusion of the week.  An email confirmation will be sent to all parents notifying them of the move and any pertinent information related to the new level.  The swimmer's official move date to the new practice group will be the first day of outdoor practice.

Testing Requirements: (subject to change without notification)

Tiger To Gully (equipment needs: training fins)

  • Legal in all 4 strokes
  • Must dive from the block
  • Must be able to swim 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, and 25 butterfly
  • Must be able to do a freestyle flip turn
  • Must have elementary knowledge of reading a time clock

Gully To Mako (equipment needs: paddles and training fins)

  • Legal 200 IM
  • Must be able to do 4x100 freestyle on the 1:45
  • Must be able to swim 4x50 in each stroke under 1:00
  • Must be able to swim 4x25 in each stroke on the :30

Mako To Thresher (equipment needs: paddles and training fins)

  • Must be able to swim 4x100 freestyle on the 1:30
  • Must be able to swim 4x50 freestyle on the :45
  • Must be able to swim 4x25 freestyle on the :20 and the :30
  • Must be able to swim a 200IM under 3:15