Overview: This program features our entry level group. Our main focus in this level is to introduce the swimmer to the four competitive strokes as well as the various rules on how to swim each stroke properly. Participants also start to learn dives and turns for each of the strokes.
Grassroots 1 is specifically designed for swimmers who can swim one length without stopping (beginner-type freestyle) and are comfortable in the water on their front, back and underwater (may need to be confirmed through a swim assessment).
- Above swim kids 3
- Ages 5-11 years
**Please note that the pre-requisites are for reference only; swimmers may be put into an appropriate group following their swim assessment per coach decision.
Swimmers’ Commitment and Goals:
- Attend all practices (2x30min sessions per week, either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs, 500p-530p). Follow all covid safety protocols.
- Attend as many of the mini-meets and social events as possible (when not suspended due to covid protocols).
- Have Fun!
- Arrange to have your swimmer attend all practices and as many of the other offered camps and events as possible.
- Contact your coach to let them know if your swimmer may miss a practice or event. Email links for coaches are at the top of the website homepage, click the coaches button.
- Stay informed by reading and responding to: emails, website events and news, bulletin board, and as always talking with your child’s coach (outside of practice time).
- Parent Participation. Assist with volunteering at mini-meets (setup, takedown, timing).
Grassroots Team Gear and Equipment Requirements:
Athletic practice suit (one piece girls, jammers or briefs boys - no board shorts), a pair of goggles that fit properly (and a spare), VKSC team cap, VKSC team t-shirt (optional).
Click HERE for the Grassroots training schedule and fees, Session 1 fall 2021
Click HERE for the Grassroots training schedule and fees, Session 2 winter 2022
Click HERE for the Grassroots training schedule and fees, Session 3 spring 2022
Click HERE for a more in-depth look at Grassroots! Please note that grassroots is now level 1 and 2 only.