Registration and Tryouts
In the event of potential inclement weather please refer to Seals Homepage for last minute updates on potential reschedules.
RETURNING SEALS: Registration generally opens on March 1. Please review new practice, meet and volunteer policies when deciding whether to join us again. Returning swimmers, whose families completed the prior season's minimum volunteer hours, do not need to try out. Returning swimmers must register before TBD 2018 so we may have an accurate count of open spots. Failure to register by TBD 2018 will mean you forfeit your spot on the team.
RETURNING SEALS' SIBLINGS: Returning swimmer siblings are allowed to tryout prior to new swimmer tryouts. Registration will open in March, you may register your new swimmer siblings during returning Seals registration. If they do not make the team you will be issued a refund. Returning Sibling tryouts are TBD 2018 the Circle C Swim center. Swimmers should be wearing goggles in tryouts.
TRYOUTS and NEW Swimmer registration: Tryouts for new swimmers will take place TBD 2018 at the Circle C Swim Center. Information regarding the new family tryout process will be available In February 2018.
At the actual swim tryout, Swimmers are expected to be able to swim the full 25 yards of the pool unassisted without touching the lane lines and/or the walls during tryouts. Some freestyle strokes should be evident during the 25. If swimmers are unable to swim the length of the pool unassisted, the coaches will recommend that they spend the year in lessons to prepare for next year. Swimmers should demonstrate, but are not required to complete, 25 backstroke as well. Families that participate in Seals are required to volunteer, as Seals is a 100% volunteer run organization. Please be sure you've read and understand our Parent Policies (specifically point 6) before trying out for the team.
We cap the number of children at the total number allowed for the team. We will not know the exact count until returning swimmers have RSVP’d for the season. Additionally returning swimmer siblings are allowed to tryout prior to open tryouts. The last few years we have had between 15-20 spots open to new swimmers.
All children need to wear a swimsuit and ideally googles. If your child has long hair you may want to bring a swim cap. Please bring a towel. Team and practice suits will be sold/ordered on tryout day. Jammer/speedos for the boys are not required at tryouts.
If a child is unable to meet minimum requirements for the beginning groups, Circle C Aquatics offers year round swimming lessons. These instructors have helped MANY potential swim team children make the leap and secure a spot on the team the following year. Even if your child has NO previous swim experience we invite you to come out and see what Circle C has to offer.
Every year the Seals team and Circle C families face the same dilemma. There are a lot fewer open spots on the team than new swimmers who want to join. Please review our Q&A regarding team size and options.