Swim Team Tryouts

In preparation for the next swimming season (2017-2018), we would like to extend an invitation to all primary and secondary students wishing to try out for the team.

To try out, students must return a sign up form (click here to download) before the 10th September to the PE department or via e mail to janie.naylor@bisad.ae

Tryouts will be held at the following times:

Group Date Time Trials Closing Date
Year 3 14th September 15.00 - 16.00 25m on any 3 strokes 10th September
Year 4 13th September 15.00 - 16.00 25m on any 3 strokes 10th September
Years 5 and 6 12th September 15.00 - 16.00 25m on any 3 strokes 10th September
Year 7 and above 11th September 15.00 - 16.00 50m on any 3 strokes 10th September

Please note that entries into the trials after the deadline will not be accepted.

Whilst the trials are open we would like to highlight the fact that this is a competitive team and only the top 5 girls and boys in each age group will be selected to compete.

The standards and expectations include:

  • All U8 and U9 students who wish to try out should be able to swim 25 meters in any three competitive strokes.
  • All U10 and U11 students who wish to try out should be able to swim 50 meters in any three competitive strokes and perform a head first dive.
  • All U12, U14, U16 and 16&Over students who wish to try out should be able to swim 50 meters in any three competitive strokes, perform turns and starts.

Correct technique will be observed and taken into consideration to ensure fairness. Please discuss the above standards with your children before signing up for trials.

Parents should be aware that during the trials there will be no school transport after the sessions. Therefore we invite you to come and watch the trials and collect your child after we finish.

Jan Naylor, Swim Coach

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