Tryouts are in February at Texas Swim Academy. Dates will be posted here in December 2020.
ALL NEW swimmers, including siblings of the 2019 and 2020 team, MUST try out for the team. Swimmers must be age 4-18 by May 1, 2021, no exceptions.
All swimmers that went to tryouts in 2020 and passed but did not choose to swim in 2020 due to COVID-19, will need to tryout again in 2021. Swimmers in this group that pass will be given priority registration and are guaranteed a spot on the 2021 team.
Members of Katy Aquatics competitive (not Swim America), Katy Aquatics Future Stars, Texas Elite, Power Aquatics, Fulshear Racing Team, a high school swim team or any other competitive swim team, please let registration know in your email as your child may not have to go through tryouts.
Tryout requirements are as follows:
Age 4-6: Freestyle swim any which way but must get across the length of the pool without any assistance, panic or turning over to float on the back.
Age 7-8: Freestyle swim but must get across the length of the pool without any assistance, panic or turning over to float on the back. Should also know Backstroke.
Age 9-10: Confident Freestyle and Backstroke swim across the length of the pool. Preferred to also know at least Butterfly or Breaststroke.
Age 11-18: Confident Freestyle and Backstroke swim across the length of the pool. Should know at least Butterfly or Breaststroke.
The age used is your child's age as of May 1 of 2020 as that is their swim group for practice and meets. Once they are on the team, they will learn more stroke development and learn about swim team competition.
Swim Team is not a Learn to Swim Program. A swimmer must be comfortable remaining in the water independently. While coaches will teach strokes, dives and turns, each age group should have a certain amount of swim knowledge before trying out for the swim team. If in doubt, it is highly recommended that swim lessons be taken before tryouts. We highly recommend swim lessons at Texas Swim Academy. They do a fantastic job there and they know the swim team requirements for all four strokes. You may contact Texas Swim Academy at 832-437-6186.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.