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Pre-Team Swim Program

PRE-TEAM

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. As 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 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. 


Pre-team will start Monday, June 19, 2017. On 6/19/17 we will after afternoon practice ONLY. Beginning on 6/20/17, swimmers may attend morning or afternoon practice (but not both in the same day).

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 13th, 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)

Cost: $240 for the season

Registration closes June 7.

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