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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, the 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 swim team 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 during select times with a higher swimmer-to-coach ratio. Please note, at this time coaches are not allowed to be hands-on with swimmers due to MoCo guidelines requiring 6' social distance. 

Pre-team is a part of the swim team and as such you sign up for the "season." There will only be one 4-week session. 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 20 - July 14. No class July 4. No PM classes during Wednesday night home swim meets.

Swimmers who meet the eligibility requirements can move up to the swim team during the season if space is available. Please talk to the coach if you think your child is ready to try and pass the swim team test. 

Each day you attend only your designated practice time (which you choose at the time of registration). 

Pre-team dates, June 20-July 14 (off July 4th)

915-100AM, Monday - Thursday each week during the pre-team season. It is highly recommended that you choose the AM session if both times work in your schedule.  The group is smaller and there is less risk for thunderstorms. 

445-530PM Monday - Thursday each week during the pre-team season. There is NO practice on Wednesday nights when we have HOME meets. Those dates are June 22 and June 29. On those dates only you can attend the AM class at 915AM if you choose. We will have practice on Wednesday nights July 6 and July 13. 

FEES (You sign up for the season; there are no pro-rates so please don't ask)

Early Bird registration is $215 through May 5, 2022.

Regular Registration Fee: $250, for registrations completed May 6 - May 28.

Registration closes May 28.

Group size is limited to 28 per group. Once registration fills up, we will take a waitlist. If we can increase capacity and add swimmers we will, but this is not guaranteed. Early registration is strongly encouraged. 

Mini Meet July 9 (tentative) at NOON for anyone who has participated in Mini Cudas or Pre-Team. Mark your calendar now and save the date! Details to follow.

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Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club - 8200 Hamilton Spring Court, Bethesda, MD 20817 - 301.365.2292