Try us Outs for swimmers from waiting list.
Mon Sept 17 5-5:45 pm & Wed Sept 19 5-5:45 pm
Please email Head Coach Meredith Thompson-Edwards to get on the list.
*it is preferred that swimmers attend both try us out sessions to familiarize themselves with the coaches and the pool. This also gives the coaches more opportunity to assess their skills and ensure they are placed accordingly. If unable to attend both nights please let me know via email prior to Monday.
Parents: you are required to watch the try us outs from the viewing area off the pool deck. We will have a busy pool and extra bodies on deck for the guards to watch is not desirable. Thank you for your cooperation.
Registration: IF your swimmer is ready for the program, you will be notified by email and you will be able to register them on Tues Sept 25 between 6-7 pm at the YMCA upstairs multi purpose room. IF it is recommended your swimmer take more swimming lessons you will be notified by email after Wednesdays try us outs. All families will receive an email letting you know whether your swimmer is ready for the program and what group to register them for. Included in this email will be our registration package that outlines fees and has the necessary forms we require. Please bring these already filled out to registration.
Try us outs format: meet the swimmers; divide into groups; coaches then teach streamlining, swimmers practice some or all of the following: freestyle (front crawl), backstroke, kicking with a board, streamline kicking, breaststroke (if they seem ready), butterfly (if they seem ready), dives. * We are not looking for perfection just want to ensure the swimmers can follow instruction, meet the coaches, and show us they are willing to try. We will be honest if we feel they need more swimming lessons-our program focuses on the competitive strokes and all that goes with them. We do not go over lifesaving, floating etc so it is important swimmers can keep themselves above the water and try new skills/drills.
Coaches on deck during Try us Outs: Coach Mere (myself), Coach Tatum, Coach Elaine and Coach Meghan..we will also have one of our dedicated volunteers and current swimmer Coach Matthew assisting.