Right now I swim laps recreationally and I am wondering how to swim competitively? I’ve been putting it off because it seems like a lot of steps would be required. Is it easy to sign up for a swim team and get started?
It is super easy to make the switch to join a competitive team! First, depending on whether you’re looking for an age-group or masters team, you can find a local swim team by visiting either www.usms.org or www.usaswimming.org! Second, you should go check out the team, pool and chat with the coach before joining. Most swim clubs will let you drop in and swim for a week before signing up to get a feel for the team. Lastly, you would just apply to become a registered USA Swimmer and fill out any paperwork your club may have.