prior synchronized swim experience are grouped with other swimmers of similiar skill level. Swimmers interested in the competitive team must be evaluated before joining the program. Swimmers are asked to perform a variety of land and water exercises in order to determine eligibility and placement on the competitive team. Swimmers do not need to have prior synchronized swim experience in order to try out for the competitive team. However, they do need to be strong swimmers, and demonstrate strength, flexibility, coordination, the ability to take direction and ability to learn new skills.