2017-2018 Swim Team Try-outs
Swim team enrollment is now open - schedule your try-out!


Chapel Hill try-out dates:
Friday, August 18th 5:00-7:00 pm at Chapel Hill Community Center
Tuesday, August 22nd from 3:30-5:30 pm at Chapel Hill Community Center

Durham try-out dates:
Saturday, August 12th 1:30-4:30 at Parkwood Swim Club
 Thursday, August 24th 4-6:30pm at Parkwood Swim Club
Monday, August 28th 4-6:30pm at Edison Johnson Aquatic Center

Chatham County try-out dates:
Sunday, August 20th 12:30-2pm at 02 Fitness (Cole Park Plaza)
Monday, August 28th 5:30-7pm at 02 Fitness (Cole Park Plaza)


Please note: We will note be adding any more try-out dates.
If you can not attend one of these dates you can still try-out, but will have to wait until we start practice.



You MUST fill out this try-out form prior to attending a try-out.  
The form includes a waiver and there are no exceptions.

The swim team try-out is NOT a sample swim practice; it will last about 10 minutes per swimmer.
The try-out is to determine whether your child is ready for swim team and, if so, which level is appropriate.
  • A coach will ask him/her to swim a little of each stroke they know and may ask him/her to swim a little more if considering them for a more advanced group.  
  • If you are new to the Blue Dolphins Swim Team, a try-out is necessary.
  • If you are a returning BDA team swimmer and want to change levels, we encourage a try-out.
  • If you are a returning BDA team swimmer and know your level has not changed, you do not need to try-out.
  • If you have taken lessons with BDA recently, please email Emily and ask for your swim team level.
  • Our levels are:  Blue/White and Grey.  Click any of them for more information.
For swimmers joining the team after November 1, the requirements may be increased to match the natural improvement of team members throughout the season.  Check back here closer to that time or contact us for more details.

If you have questions about try-outs or swim team, please email Emily.