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 (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, & Freestyle)
  • 9 & Older: Must swim 2 laps freestyle/ backstroke (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, & Freestyle)
  • Fall Tryouts will be held on August 28th, 2021 and September 11th, 2021. Must email coach Kaitlin to RSVP to tryout. 
  • Email Coach Kaitlin to setup tryout

Practices

  • Pre-Team (Typical age 4-6) : 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Tuesday and Thursday*
  • 1st Group (Typical age 5-8) : 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  - Monday thru Thursday  
  • 2nd Group (Typical age 8-12) : 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday (bring dryland shoes and clothed)
  • 3rd Group (Typical age 11-18) : 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 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.)

Minimum of 5 swimmers is required to have a pre-team group for each season 

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

Fees

  • $120 per season for Margate residents or $165 per season for non-residents
  • $20 league fee to S.F.R.S.L. must be paid prior to joining
  • Additional fees may include: Team Suit ($55 female, $40 male), swim cap ($10), t-shirt ($10), and baseball hat ($10 optional). Team shirts are available for purchase by parents for $10