Margate Motion Swim Team

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General Details

The Margate Motion Swim Team is a long-standing member of the competitive South Florida Recreational Swim League and trains 4 days a week at Calypso Cove. The team participates in three to five meets per season that are held on Saturdays. Interested swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18 will learn and enhance their knowledge of the four competitive swim strokes and other competitive swimming techniques (starts, turns, finishes, etc.).  Swimmers will also learn the values of team work, dedication, and hard work in a fun, low-pressure environment.  This program is ran out of Calypso Cove Aquatic Facility.

Tryout

  • A tryout is required before officially becoming part of Margate Motion Swim Team 
  • 8 & Under: Must swim 1 lap freestyle/ backstroke
  • 9 & Older: Must swim 2 laps freestyle/ backstroke
  • Email Coach Kaitlin to setup tryout

Practices

  • Pre-Team (Typical age 4-6) : 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Tuesday and Thursday
  • 1st Group (Typical age 5-8) : 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday  
  • 2nd Group (Typical age 8-12) : 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday (bring dryland shoes and clothed)
  • 3rd Group (Typical age 11-18) : 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday (bring dryland shoes and clothed)  

*Pre-Team:   Pre-team is designed for 4-6 year olds that have the skill set to join the team, but do not have the endurance to swim multiple laps during practice. They must be 100% independent in the water and proficient in freestyle and backstroke.

They practice 5:30pm-6:15pm Tuesdays & Thursdays in the teaching area (30 minutes of hands on in the water coaching + 15 minutes of fun and games.)

Seasons 

  • Spring: February through Mid April - (Spring Challenge - a fun meet - held mid April)
  • Summer: May through July -  (Championship meet is normally last weekend in July)
  • Fall: September through December - (Championships is the first weekend of Dec.)

*Approx. season schedule, each year is subject to change per league.

Meets 

  • 3 - 5 meets including Championship meet at the end of each season
  • Most meets are held on Saturdays
  • ALL team members are encouraged to participate on ALL meets