Interested in becoming a Badger?

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The Badger Age Group Team is for swimmers ages 6-12 who can swim all four strokes, are committed to improving their skills, and have the interest in being part of a competitive swim team.

Badger is a performance forward, competitive swim program.  We maintain varying degrees of requirements in ability in order for a swimmer to join one of our teams. The first step for any swimmer looking to join the Badger Swim team is come by for an evaluation by one of our team coaches. Evaluations are not intended to intimidate swimmers, but rather to ensure the swimmer is ready for the Badger Swim program at the competitive level. If a swimmer who is not yet ready to compete with a Badger team, they risk frustration and a loss of interest in the sport.

For our youngest swimmers, if during an evaluation, we find that the swimmer is not ready to compete at the Badger level, we may suggest one of our learn to swim programs to better prepare the swimmer for the next level. We will work with you to help find the best placement.

Finding the right team is important to a young swimmer’s career. Find out if Badger is the right team for you! If competitive swimming is not what you are looking for, please refer to our learn to swim and non-competitive team at

Before requesting a Try Out, please note the following:

If invited to join the Badger Swim Team, Age Group swimmers have a participation requirement of 3 -6 days per week, depending on age. Locations vary throughout the week based on pool availability. Participation in meets is expected. Swimming is a family commitment and parents are expected to volunteer at meets throughout the year. In addition to dues & fees, team equipment and gear is also required.

To schedule a try out, please email