WGB TRYOUTS

Sign-up for the Whitehorse Glacier Bears (WGB) Swim Club today. Click on the following link to register for our 2024-2025 Tryouts happening June 4.

 

What are the WGB tryouts?

 

Our tryouts are open to athletes ages 6 – 18 who are able to swim 50 meters (2 lengths) of freestyle unassisted and without stopping.
  • All athletes that meet this standard will be invited to tryout
  • Athletes will be assessed on their swimming capacity, technique and speed 
  • The number of new swimmers to be welcomed into the club for that following season. Numbers will be dependent on the available space in each group within the club
  • Please note that trying out does not guarantee membership 

Assessment Procedure and Indicators

The list below summarizes all strokes, skills and drills that may be required during the assessment process.

Please find Youtube videos hyperlinked in the list below. 

NOTE: Some videos provide more in-depth detail than what would be necessary to know for the assessment. However, each video will provide visual representation of the stoke, skill or drill.

 

1. STREAMLINE

 

On front

  • At the surface
  • Under the water

 

On back

  • At the surface
  • Under the water

 

2. STROKES

 

50 metre freestyle

  • Total time will be measured
  • Continuous and legal stroke/technique will be assessed
  • The amount of rest taken at 25 m (if any) will be taken into account

 

50 metre backstroke

  • Total time will be measured
  • Continuous and legal stroke/technique will be assessed
  • The amount of rest taken at 25 m (if any) will be taken into account.


3. ADVANCED STROKES

 

Dolphin kick with board

  • Foundation of movements and technique will be assessed

 

50 metre breaststroke

  • Foundation of movements and technique will be assessed

 

50 metre butterfly

  • Foundation of movements and technique will be assessed
  • Not all swimmers will be asked to do this stroke at tryouts

 

4. SOMERSAULT/FLIP TURN

 

Somersault/ flip turn

  • In the water
  • Turn into the wall​


5. DIVE

Dive

Streamline dive (head first) off the side of the pool
Streamline dive (head first) off the starting block

  

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