New Swimmer Evaluation 2024

Posted by Kings Charter Swim Team on Mar 25 2024 at 06:26PM PDT

Thinking about joining Swim team? Not sure if Swim team or Pre-team is the better fit for your swimmer?

We will have a New Swimmer Evaluation Sunday April 14 at 12:30 – 1:30 at the indoor pool at Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club.

Who: Any NEW swimmer who is unsure if they are ready for swim team or pre-team according to the evaluation criteria described below.

Sign Up: In order to make the evaluations as smooth as possible, please sign up here so that we know how many will be attending.

When: Sunday, April 14th at 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Please come sometime during that time frame as your schedule allows. Evaluations should not take long so please plan to stay until your child is done. If you can not make it during this time, please let us know by emailing There is currently no make up date scheduled but we can keep you informed on next steps.

What to bring: Come in your bathing suit ready to swim. Please bring goggles, a towel and a change of clothes for after if you would like.

Evaluation criteria: In order to be on the Tidal Waves swim team, the child must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Pre-Team is geared towards children that are close to swimming the full length but can’t quite make it just yet. Children on Pre-Team must be able to demonstrate that they can swim most of the length of the pool (maybe stopping once or twice), ability to comfortably place their face in the water, ability to jump in (and come up unassisted), and must exhibit some attempt at a stroke in order to participate. Please note, Pre-Team is NOT swim lessons and your child may be asked to seek additional training prior to participation in either Swim Team or Pre-Team. The Coaches will make the determination of final placement of each swimmer.

As a reminder, Swim Team practices will begin Wednesday, May 15th and Pre-Team practice will begin Monday, June 3. If your child has already registered for Swim Team but it is determined that they are a better fit for Pre-Team, refunds will be issued for the differing amount.

We look forward to meeting our new swimmers on April 14th! Please reach out with any questions.