Potential New Swimmers

Any swimmer who is currently not a member of the Newark Bluefin team but who wishes to join the team must first be evaluated by our coaches.  Evaluations are done in the Newark Memorial High School pool.  Potential new swimmers are requested to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) in all four strokes - freestyle, back, butterfly and breast.  Coaches' decision to invite a new swimmer to join the team is based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the following:

After evaluation, the potential new swimmer will be notified on whether he/she/they has been invited to join the team.  If the swimmer has been invited to join the team, then congratulations and welcome to the Newark Bluefins Family!  If the swimmer has not been invited to join the team, then we thank you for participating in our evaluations but are sorry we cannot extend an invitation to you at this time; however, we hope that you will try again next year as each year the factors in evaluating potential new swimmers could change slightly.

 Returning Swimmers

Returning swimmers are not required to be evaluated each year.  Newark Bluefins swimmers are evaluated once and are a team member until they are no longer eligible.  The only exception to this is when a swimmer chooses to leave the team for a season and then wishes to return at a later this situation, the swimmer must be evaluated by coaches again.