Yes! Before joining, we ask that you are able to cover at least 100 yards (back, forth, back, forth) in the pool without hanging on the edge or touching the bottom. It doesn’t have to be pretty.
If you can’t do that yet, but you still want to join, we ask that you please find an adult swim class or coach who can give you private lessons. (You can find an instructor near you here.)
Form is essential in effective swimming, and having strong fundamentals will help you immensely. If you can swim 100 yards but aren’t super confident in the water or feel like you’re expending way more energy than you should, consider getting a lesson or joining a Master’s swim team. An on-deck coach is invaluable.