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Minoru Groups

Rapids Swim School

Description of Swim Groups

 
Level 1 (Section A, B, C, or D)                                                        Maximum 4 per group                                                            
 
 
This program is the first step in the development of a young swimmer. Basic skills including body and water movement, floating,
breath control, and front and back swimming will be taught. Skills taught in this level will ensure a strong foundation in the
skills needed to develop freestyle and backstroke.
 
There are 4 different groups to choose from which offer a choice of days and times.
Please note your child may be asked to participate in approximately 4 Mini Meets throughout the swim season.
 
Prerequisites:
·         Minimum age 5 (unless approved by coach), maximum age 10
·         Red Cross Swim Kids 2 completed (or assessed by coach)
 
Equipment Required: Rapids (blue) bathing suit, Rapids t-shirt, Rapids cap if worn.
 
 
Level 2 (Section A, B, C, or D)                                                        Maximum 5 per group
 
This program is the second step in the development of a young swimmer. The development of proper kicking mechanics, breath
control, and deep water activities are continued. Butterfly kick, full backstroke and full freestyle are introduced. Endurance is
built through kick sets and full stroke swim sets. 
 
There are 4 different groups to choose from which offer a choice of days and times.
Please note your child may be asked to participate in approximately 6 Mini Meets throughout the swim season.
 
Prerequisites:
·         Minimum age 5 (unless approved by coach), maximum age 10
·         Successful completion of level 1 or a comparable program
 
Equipment Required: Rapids (blue) bathing suit, Rapids t-shirt, Rapids cap if worn
 
 
Level 3 (Section A, B)                                                                       Maximum 8 per group
 
This program is the third step in the development of a young swimmer. The development of full stroke freestyle and backstroke
is continued. Progression skills are taught in the development of butterfly and breaststroke is introduced. Proper freestyle and
backstroke turn skills are established and development of proper diving techniques continues. 
 
There are 2 different groups to choose from which offer a choice of days and times.
Please note your child may be asked to participate in approximately 6 Mini Meets throughout the swim season.
 
Prerequisites:
·         Minimum age 5 (unless approved by coach), maximum age 10
·         Successful completion of level 2 or a comparable program
 
Equipment Required: Rapids (blue) bathing suit, Rapids t-shirt, Rapids cap if worn, Water bottle
Level 4 (Section A, B)                                                                       Maximum 8 per group
 
This program is the fourth step in the development of a young swimmer. Full stroke freestyle, backstroke and butterfly skills
are practiced and refined. Breaststroke skills are further developed. Proper starting, diving and turning techniques are emphasized. 
Endurance is further developed through an increase in endurance swim and kick sets. 
 
There are 2 different groups to choose from which offer a choice of days and times.
Please note your child may be asked to participate in approximately 6 Mini Meets throughout the swim season.
 
Prerequisites:
·         Minimum age 5 (unless approved by coach), maximum age 10
·         Successful completion of level 3 or a comparable program
 
Equipment Required: Rapids (blue) bathing suit, Rapids t-shirt, Rapids cap if worn, Water bottle
 
Level 5 (Section A, B)                                                                       Maximum 8 per group
 
This program is the fifth step in the development of a young swimmer. Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle strokes
are refined. Proper starts, turns and dives are further developed. Skills taught in this level are aimed at the development of a legal
IM (individual medley).
 
There are 2 different groups to choose from which offer a choice of days and times.
Please note your child may be asked to participate in approximately 6 Mini Meets throughout the swim season.
Prerequisites:
·         Minimum age 5 (unless approved by coach), maximum age 10
·         Successful completion of level 4 or a comparable program
 
Equipment Required: Rapids (blue) bathing suit, Rapids t-shirt, Rapids cap if worn, Water bottle
                                                                                                                 
PLEASE REFER TO THIS YEAR'S REGISTRATION PACKAGE FOR TRAINING TIMES AND FEES 
All sessions are at Minoru Aquatic Centre.
 
Rapids Swim School Graduates
 
After a swimmer progresses through the Swim School levels he/she will be encouraged to join the club’s Age Group Development, Regional Development or Youth Fitness programs as appropriate.