• Dates/times/points are subject to change.

    What is required to try out?
    To try out, you must have a physical and all electronic participation forms on file with the Lamar HS  trainer and coach. Please plan to have this done prior to the first day of school.  We cannot allow anyone to tryout until a UIL physical and all electronic forms are on file. Forms will require a signature by all parties,  the parent, the athlete, and the doctor’s with a doctor’s stamp.  This process will take about 10-15 minutes.

    When and where are tryouts? Week of September 11-15 during the student's A/B athletic period

    2023-2024 team tryouts will be held at the Lamar High School Natatorium on the following dates:

    Week of September 11-15 during the student's A/B athletic period - 50 Free, 200 IM, and 500 free
    Week of September 11-15 during the student's A/B athletic period - 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back
    Week of September 11-15 during the student's A/B athletic period - 100 fly, 100 Free, and training set of 100s free and 100s IM


    What are the events?
    All eight (8) high school events.  50/100/200/500 free's, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200IM.  You must be legal in all four (4) strokes. 


    Who is eligible to try out?
    Any student that has a current Houston ISD UIL athletic physical form and ALL the electronic forms on file with the Lamar HS trainer and Coach.  See the home page for more information pertaining to physical turn-in dates and locations for the summer. 

    How do I sign up for Lamar Swimming and Diving coaches/team summer notifications:

    Text @swiminfos to 81010. This is a one-way text message system from the Coach to the swimmers and parents.

    Anyone new to the program will be placed in an athletic period or PE period before tryouts take place.
      All other athletes will be placed in the period in which they completed last year.  After tryouts, those that need a schedule change will be handled by the coaches.  Please do not contact the counselors, they are aware that only the coach will make the change.

    What about make-up tryouts?

    Communication must be made by the 
    swimmer regarding make-ups by TBD  and this must be an extenuating circumstance (out-of-town and surgery are examples of extenuating circumstances. Having to work does not qualify).  Make-ups for tryouts will be on Thursday, August 10, at 3 pm. There will not be anyone allowed to tryout after make-ups have been closed unless you are moving in from out of town and are new to the school.

    Announcement of Teams
    The JV and Varsity swimming teams will be posted on the website by TBD if there are any makeups).  Schedule change requests will be submitted by the coach. Please do not contact the counselors.  Divers will be notified of which team they are on after the completion of the diving tryouts.


    Anything else?
    Be at the pool, ready to swim with all equipment including suit*, caps, goggles, and towel.  Also, be ready to help as a timer and/or lap counter.  We will need to have student or parent volunteers to help officiate, time, and run the computer and Daktronics program on tryout days. 

    *This is a tryout, so swimmers should NOT be wearing championship-style (tech) meet suits.  Returning swimmers generally wear their dual meet suit from the previous season.


    Tryouts are not open to the public. The only people allowed on deck during tryouts are swimmers trying out and coach pre-approved volunteers. 

    Where should I go on the first day of school?
    Students should follow their regular schedules until it has been changed to reflect the team made.  As a side note, all athletes new to the program will be placed in 7th period, everyone else will be based on what period they competed in the prior academic year. Those not enrolled in athletic class will meet in the pool area immediately after school.