An athlete must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL). Please refer to and read this information found on the Summerville High School website for information about requirements,  SCHSL sets the date for the swim season.

DON’T MISS TRYOUTS! If you miss your tryout or do not turn in all of your forms before tryouts, you will not be permitted to try out for the team. Please don’t let this be the reason you don’t make the team.  See coaches to explain special circumstances.

TRYOUT DATES! Tryout dates will be 8/2/19, 8/5/19, and 8/6/19. Following tryouts, a list of those athletes who made the team will be posted on our website. Coaches make the sole determinations on athletes who make the team.

Swimmer tryouts occur over a 3-day period. Tryouts will start at 7:30 at Newington Pool so be ready to be in the water at 7:30.  Girls, no 2 piece swimsuits.

Suggested Qualifying Cut Times to make the team are listed below.  These are merely guidelines and do not guarantee a spot on the team.  Conversely, if your times are slower it does not mean you won’t make the team–the final say is up to the coaches.

50 Free 30.00 33.00
100 Back 1:10.00 1:15.00
100 Breast 1:17.00 1:24.00
100 Fly 1:07.00 1:13.00
100 Free 1:01.00 1:07.00

Other considerations the coaches take into account include, but are not limited to, the ability of a swimmer to swim specific strokes, the number of athletes trying out for the team, student’s grades, etc.