Grassroots 1 & 2

Grassroots 1 & 2 

Overview: This program features our entry level groups. The main focus in these levels is to introduce the swimmer to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as the various rules on how to swim each stroke properly. The participants in this group also learn to perform proper turns and dives for each of the strokes.

Grassroots 1 is a program designed specifically for new swimmers who are able to swim one length without assistance.

Grassroots 2 is for swimmers capable of completing to multiple lengths. Our objective for the swimmers in these groups is ensure they learn about the basics swimming while HAVING FUN. The coach to swimmer ratio is at the optimum level to maximize the learning environment.

Aqua-quest 7, Swim kids 8
I Can Swim – Stage 2
minimum age 7 to maximum of 9

**Please note that the pre-requisites are for reference only; swimmers will be put into an appropriate group following their assessment.

Swimmers’ Commitment and Goals:
1. Attend all practices.
2. Attend as many of the stroke camps, Micro and Mini-meets, and social events as possible.
3. Have Fun!

Parents’ Commitment:
1. Arrange to have your swimmer attend all practices and as many of the other offered camps and events as possible.
2. Contact your coach to let them know if your swimmer may miss a practice or event. 
3. Stay informed by reading and responding to: emails, website and as always talking with your child’s coach.

Team Gear and Equipment Requirements:
Practice: Swimsuit (boys – jammers or briefs recommended), goggles, cap (especially girls with long hair).
Competition: Hyack Team Suit recommended, Hyack Team T-shirt, Hyack Cap

Practice Info:
2 x 1.0 hour sessions per week which include 15 minutes of dry-land exercises and 45 minutes of water time. There are ‘twin’ groups operating at each pool, each with a number of different session day and time options. Special camps, meets, and social events are offered which will see the groups combine at one pool or the other.

Schedule Options 2019 - 2020:

  GRASSROOTS "1"    
1A Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm CCAC
  Thursday  6:45 - 7:45 pm  
1C Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm CGP
  Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm  
  GRASSROOTS "2"    
2A Tuesday 6:45 - 7:45 pm CCAC
  Thursday  6:45 - 7:45 pm  
2C Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm CGP
  Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm  

* ALL SWIMMERS: Check as September approaches for possible schedule changes