Town of Essex Swim Team

The Town of Essex Swim Team (TEST) has a longstanding tradition at Sand Hill Pool with a strong reputation for fostering individual excellence combined with team spirit. The goal of the program is to improve swimmer’s competence and confidence in a competitive, team-oriented, fun environment.

This is NOT a “Learn to Swim” program. Swimmers must meet the skill requirements listed below under "levels".

REGISTER by June 1st and your swimmer is GUARANTEED a TEAM T-SHIRT; please indicate shirt size during registration

PRACTICES:
Evenings: June 14-17
Mornings: start 6/21

MEETS:
We are working with the Champlain Valley Swim League on if and how dual meets can take place this year.   Stay tuned.

PARENT MEETING: A meeting will be held in May.  More details to come.
Parent involvement is critical to the success of this program. Parent volunteers are needed to work swim meets both home and away. Please be ready to volunteer!

LEVELS
Advanced (14-18): Swimmers must be able to dive off low board, level off & swim 50 yards (freestyle and backstroke) without stopping.
Intermediate (10-13): Swimmers must be able to jump feet first into the deep end & swim 25 yards (freestyle and backstroke) without stopping.
Beginner (6-9): Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (freestyle and backstroke) confidently without stopping.
Prep Team (4-8): Swimmers must be able to tread water and have some level of comfort swimming independently. Practices will include more one-on-one instruction and individualized attention to help the swimmer become more skilled and confident in the water as they prepare for swim meet competition. The option to race will be available to those interested with coach approval.

Early season practices (weather permitting) will take place in the evenings starting Monday, June 14th from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm (10 & under) and 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (11 – 18 yr. old). These evening practices will be weather-dependent and could be a mix of land & water practice.

$140 Essex/ $150 Non-Essex
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