Pre-Team Swim Program
Pre-team swimmers are able to swim freestyle, float, and generally get around the pool (i.e. from the diving board to the ladder), but are not strong enough for the swim team, usual age range is older 5s to 7s and possibly some 8s.
This program is for children that cannot yet swim freestyle and/or backstroke a full length of the pool (25 meters without touching the bottom or lane ropes) in less than 60 seconds. The pre-team provides that “critical stepping stone” for children to eventually move onto the regular CSST by strengthening all their swimming skills.
The pre-team is not designed to take the place of swimming lessons. Supplementing the pre-team experience with swimming lessons will more rapidly improve a beginning swimmer’s skills.
A caregiver is not required to be on deck, but it is still a good idea and encouraged. Pre-Team will practice with swim team during select swim team times with a higher swimmer to coach ratio and a more "hands on teaching" approach. Pre-team is a part of swim team and as such you sign up for the "season." There will only be one 4-week sessions. Swimmers are not required to attend all four weeks. You pay one fee to join the team (pro-rating is not available) and come as you can from June 17 - July 12.
Swimmers who meet the eligibility requirements can move up to swim team during the season. Please talk to the coach if you think your child is ready to try and pass the swim team test.
Each day you attend EITHER morning practice or afternoon practice. You need not attend the at the same time each day, pick what fits best for your schedule.
Pre-team will start Monday, June 17, 2019.
Pre-teamers are welcome and encouraged to join us for Friday night pep-rallies. Pre-team will have their own Mini-Meet on the evening of Thursday July 11th, followed by their special "awards" night, the Nemo Party. Pre-Teamers don't generally attend the swim team banquet at the end of the season.
AM practice: 915 -1000AM
PM practice: 530-615PM (M, T, Th, F, No practice on Wed afternoons due to B Meets)
Registration fee: $220 for the season.
Registration closes June 3.