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Tryout Information

This year tryouts will be held beginning on Monday, September 10, 2012 and will conclude on Thursday, September 13, 2012. All swimmers must be competent in all of the four competitive swim strokes; butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Swimmers will be evaluated on the basis of technique and speed.

Tryout Requirements

  • Ages 8 and Under
    • 25 meter freestyle — timed
    • 25 meter backstroke — timed
    • 25 meter breaststroke — timed
    • 25 meter butterfly — untimed

  • Ages 9–12 — All Timed
    • 50 meter freestyle
    • 50 meter backstroke
    • 50 meter breaststroke
    • 50 meter butterfly

  • Ages 13 and Over
    • 100 meter freestyle
    • 100 Individual Medley

Swimmers will be notified via email or phone of their acceptance to the Thunderbirds.

Swim caps are required, goggles recommended. Please arrive 5–10 minutes prior to your try out time.

Please print out and fill out the tryout form.

Any questions, please contact Head Coach, Alyse Marion via email amarion@jccmanhattan.org or by phone at (646) 505-5712.


Tryout Dates and Times

  • Monday, September 10, 2012
    • Returning Thunderbirds
    • 10 & Under 5 pm
    • 11 & Over 5:45 pm

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    • New Swimmers
    • 8–Under 5 pm
    • 9-10 5:30 pm

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    • New Swimmers
    • 11–12 5 pm
    • 13–Over 5:45 pm

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
    • By appointment Only
    • 5–6 pm

Qualifying Times

  • Boys & Girls 8 & Under
    • 25 m Freestyle — 30.00
    • 25 m Backstroke — 33.00
    • 25 m Breaststroke — 38.00
    • 25 m Butterfly — Demonstrate proper stroke and coordination

  • Boys & Girls 9—10
    • 50 m Freestyle — 47.00
    • 50 m Backstroke — 50.00
    • 50 m Breaststroke — 55.00
    • 50 m Butterfly — 58.00

  • Boys & Girls 11—12
    • 50 m Freestyle — 42.00
    • 50 m Backstroke — 45.00
    • 50 m Breaststroke — 48.00
    • 50 m Butterfly — 50.00

  • Boys & Girls 13 & Over
    • 100 m Freestyle — 1:35.00
    • 100 m IM — 1:50.00

  • **Elite Team 13 & Over**
    • 10 m Freestyle — 1:20.00
    • 100 m IM — 1:35.00

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