How are swimmers accepted on the team?
The Coaches and the Board of X-Cel have determined that swimmers will be accepted on the
team in the following order of priority:
(1) Current members of the team have first priority.
(2) Siblings of current members of the team have second priority.
(3) Non X-Cel swimmers who have demonstrated a high level of age group
competency have the third level of priority.
(4) All other non X-Cel swimmers have the fourth level of priority.
Within each of categories 2, 3, and 4 above, added consideration will be given to those
swimmers who have participated in one of X-Cel Swimming’s ancillary programs (High School
Warm-up or Pre-PASDA). The acceptance of swimmers in categories 2, 3, and 4 above is
subject to availability in the X- Cel swimming level in which the swimmer will participate.
Currently, X-Cel divides its swimmers into three levels, with Level 3 having the
older swimmers of the highest competency. In addition, X-Cel seeks to maintain a balance of
swimmers in each of the USA Swimming age groups.
In addition to the competitive swimming program provided for members of the team, X-Cel also
offers both a High School Warm-up in the fall, and a Pre-PASDA program in the spring.
Participation in the High School Warm-up and Pre-PASDA programs is generally limited only by
What differentiates the three levels of swimmers?
Level I is the beginning level; Level 2 is the intermediate level; Level 3 is the advanced level.
Within Level 2 and Level 3, there are two groups. Swimmers are placed in the
appropriate level and group by the coaches based on age and swimming ability.
Who determines the X-Cel swimming level of each prospective swimmer?
Either the Head Coach or one of the coaches he/she appoints determines the level of the
prospective swimmer. This is done by a review of the prospective swimmer’s
application, and a “try-out” swim in front of the Coach, if necessary.
Who determines the number of swimmers at each level?
The Head Coach in conjunction with the Board of X-Cel determines the number of
swimmers at each level.