SignUp Genius for new swimmer evaluations - click HERE (for registered and waitlisted swimmers only).
DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, ALL NEW SWIMMER EVALUATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (see SignUp Genius above). All information below is still tentative and subject to change.
New swimmers must be 5 years old by May 31, 2022 and be able to pass our swim evaluation. New swimmer evaluations will be Tues 4/12, Wed 4/13, and Thurs 4/14 3:45 - 4:30 pm at Garden Hills Pool. Limited slots will be available 7:00-7:30 pm for swimmers who are unable to come in the afternoon. You must make an appointment via SignUp Genius (see link above). And yes - the pool is heated!
All swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards across the deep end of the pool without assistance in order to participate on the team. They can swim any style, but they should be able to swim on their front using both arms and legs, and they should not be afraid to put their face in the water. They may take as much time as they need to get across, but they may not stop to hold onto the wall or the lane ropes. We are not evaluating technique as much as endurance and confidence for the safety of the swimmer in a large group practice environment.
Do not wait until after the evaluation to register your child for the team! If you wait, registration may be full.
Wait list swimmers must also pass an evaluation by 4/14 to be eligible for placement on the team. New swimmers who have not passed an evaluation by 4/14 will be removed from the wait list.
Swimmers who do not pass the evaluation by the last evaluation date (4/14) will have their registration cancelled and will receive a full refund (unless other arrangements for evaluation have been made). Please make every effort to attend one of the scheduled evaluation dates! If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before 4/14 to arrange an earlier date/time to have your child evaluated.
Children in the Spring Stroke Clinic will be evaluated during practice and do not need to attend a regular evaluation.
Swimmers who don't quite have the confidence or skill to participate on our summer team are highly encouraged to try our Shark Pups junior swim team or our Fall Swim Team. Please see the "Shark Pups" tab or the "Fall Team" tab for more details.
Due to large numbers in our younger age groups last year, and due to COVID-19 limits and protocols, we are planning to be stricter with our evaluations this year. If you are worried your child may not pass, we strongly recommend enrolling in our Stroke Clinic in April. Click here for details.