New Swimmers Assessment

The Vikings accept swimmers from age 5 to 18 at many levels of skill and ability. Swimmers who wish to join us for a winter maintenance or summer season who are not currently Vikings members and have not been members for the previous 12 months are required to complete a swimming assessment prior to registration.

On arriving at the pool for their assessment, new swimmers and their parents should meet in the pool waiting area, where they will sign-in for the assessment with a Vikings parent volunteer. Please make sure to bring a swimsuit, goggles, swimcap (if desired) and towel.

The following are the minimum requirements that we expect new swimmers to meet before being accepted into the club. Please note that these standards, which vary depending on the swimmer's age, are minimums only, and a swimmer's ability to meet them does not guarantee that he/she will be accepted into the Club. Acceptance of any swimmer into the Vikings is at the full and complete discretion of the Head Coach and may be limited due to space restrictions in a particular training group.

8 years old & under:

  • Understanding of and ability to push off the wall in Streamline
  • Swim 25m of both Freestyle and Backstroke continuously without assistance
  • Progressing towards swimming 25m of Breaststroke
  • Able to do dolphin kick with a kick board for 25m
  • Able to dive in streamline from side of pool

9-10 years old:

  • Understanding of and ability to push off in streamline and do underwater dolphin kicks off wall
  • Basic understanding of and ability to demonstrate a flip turn and to dive from a starting block
  • Swim 50m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 25m of Butterfly continuously and with speed
  • Swim 100m Individual Medley

11-12 years old:

  • Mastering underwaters and flip turns needed for all four strokes
  • Understanding of and ability to dive from a starting block into streamline
  • Swim 100m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 50m of Butterfly continuously and with speed
  • Swim 200m Individual Medley

13 years old & up:

  • Mastering underwaters, flip turns, and dives
  • Swim 100m of each of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke continuously and with speed
  • Swim 100m of Butterfly continuously
  • Swim 200m Individual Medley with speed

After the swimmer's assessment is over, the Head Coach will contact him/her or their parents to advise whether they have been selected to join the Vikings. New swimmers who are selected to join the Vikings may register for the summer season online.

Registration for New Swimmers Assessment

Assessment fees are $20 and non-refundable.

Register for the New Swimmers Assessment here.