1. Can you swim 100 yards?
Can you swim 100 yards without stopping? Going slow is OK, and you are not required to do flip turns. If you can swim 100 yards with sideways breathing, and if you're willing to participate in workouts where you'll be asked to do more, then you can be a DAM member. DAM isn't a learn to swim program, its a learn to swim better program!
Prospective members who haven't previously swum on a competitive team should plan on doing their 100 yard tryout at their first swim practice AND before moving on to step 2.