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Lil' Legends - Fundamentals

Lil Legends - Fundamentals Program

The St. John’s Legends Lil Legends Fundamentals program offers novice swimmers the opportunity to participate in a first- class competitive swimming development program.  The Lil Legends Fundamentals groups are taught the fundamentals of competitive swimming, including the four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), starts, turns, underwater skills, rules and basic sportsmanship of the swimming. 

These groups swim twice per week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs) at 45 minute intervals. Practices are designed to teach skills, build fitness, and learn in a fun team atmosphere.  The aim of the Lil Legends Fundamentals program is to achieve basic proficiency in all 4 competitive strokes and accompanying skills in preparation to graduate into the age appropriate competitive group.

The baseline skills required to participate in our Lil Legends program is a proficient freestyle, backstroke, and correct breaststroke kick.

The Lil Legends is offered at both Aquarena and the Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Pre-competitive groups out of the Aquarena swim twice a week as follows:

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 - 4:15pm            or        4:15 - 5:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday   3:30 - 4:15pm            or        4:15 - 5:00pm


Pre-competitive groups out of the Paul Reynolds Community Centre swim twice a week as follows:

Monday/Wednesday 4:30 - 5:15pm            or        5:15 - 6:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday   5:00 - 5:45pm            or        5:45 - 6:30pm


Placement may depend on age of the swimmer and time slot availability at registration.


To join our program prospective swimmers must complete a tryout. To book a tryout, please e-mail stating the full name of the swimmer, their age, and swim experience.

Assessments are comprised of a quick in-water evaluation of the swimmers skills and a discussion with the parent regarding the assessment and placement for registration.  Young swimmers who have been accepted will join our Lil Legends pre-competitive program.  Swimmers transferring from other clubs will be assessed and interviewed to determine their correct group placement.

Program Fees can be found here.