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 run out of Calypso Cove Aquatic Facility.
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)
Pre-Team (Typical age 4-6) : 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Tuesday and Thursday*
1st Group (Typical age 5-8) : 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday
2nd Group (Typical age 8-12) : 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday
3rd Group (Typical age 11-18) : 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Monday thru Thursday
*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 5:00pm-5:45pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
A minimum of 5 swimmers is required to have a pre-team group for each season
Spring: February through Mid April - (Spring Championships in April)
Summer: May through July - (Summer Championship usually last weekend in July)
Fall: September through December - (Winter Championships usually first weekend of Dec.)
*Approx. season schedule, each year is subject to change per league.
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
There is a minimum number of meets each swimmer must participate in per season to be eligible for Championships. This number varies season to season
$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