TRYOUTS

We typically try to carry a roster of around 40-50 athletes, with a close to 50/50 split of guys and girls. That usually works out to around 10-13 kids for each grade level. The reason for this size is because of travel space on buses, workout space in the water, and the number of slots available for athletes in a UIL swim meet (4 athletes/event and 1 relay/event at championship meets). If we get larger than 50, our workout lanes become overcrowded, it becomes difficult to get everyone into the meets, and we end up leaving a lot of kids behind when we compete.

Our tryouts involve the following:

10 x 100 freestyles on 2:00 interval, holding best average they can

    (5-10 minutes of rest)

1 x 200 Individual Medley (focusing on technique more than speed)

    (5-10 minutes of rest)

1 x 50 freestyle at full speed

 

If you do not know what any of that means, have no competitive swimming background, and are not familiar with all four competitive strokes, we would recommend you email Coach Goodwyn so we can arrange a time to talk on the phone. We are often very competitive for space, and a swimmer with no previous experience whatsoever may have a hard time making the team. Please know that this is our least favorite part of the job. We wish we had the pool and bus space so that everyone who wants to join the team could do so, but it’s just not feasible.

TRYOUT DATES FOR 2022-2023 SWIM SEASON

Tryouts for the '22-'23 school year will be held on April 25, April 27, and April 29. Swimmers wanting to tryout only need to attend ONE of these sessions, not all three. These tryouts will start at 7:15am, and should be over around 8:15 to allow kids time to get to school afterwards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
       Location:  Austin Swim Club on Southwest Parkway (where we practice)                                                                                                       
       Arrival: Try to arrive between 7:00-7:10 so we can start promptly at 7:15                                                                                                       
       Attire: Swimmers trying out need to bring a swimsuit, goggles, cap (optional), and towel                                                                       
       Parking: Parking is very limited at Austin Swim Club, and they will need those spots for other members.                                         
                           Please park in the parking lot or parking garage of the Encino Terrace office building behind the pool.