Here is a list of questions we get asked all the time:
1. I don’t know if my child is ready for a swim club yet. How do I know if this is right for them?
If your son or daughter has passed Swim Kids 3, or can swim half a length in the middle pool, they will likely be able to swim with the Sault Surge. Our club is specifically for competitive and pre-competitive swimmers looking to improve their swim technique and have fun in a team swim environment. Parents looking for learn-to-swim programs should enroll their child in a city swim program.
2. Does my child have to be recruited? Does my child have to try out?
Your child does not have to be recruited; in fact, we do not recruit swimmers from city swim programs. If you are interested in finding out if the Sault Surge is right for your child, please contact us and your swimmer will be asked to join us during either a Saturday or Sunday practice for a coaching assessment. We assess new swimmers at any time during the year.
3. My 6-year-old wants to compete. Can they train with your club?
Unfortunately, no. City of Sault Ste. Marie rules do not allow us to have club members under 7 years of age train in city pools.
4. I heard that swimming is expensive. What will it cost me to join?
We try to make swimming as accessible as possible. Depending on the level of your swimmer, the cost can be as low as $4-5 per hour. SSAT swimmers can expect to pay varying fees based on the number of hours they plan to train and the number of meets they attend. Please contact us for more information on club fees.