Description: This non-competitive group is our most basic instructional level practice team focusing on the foundations of water skills, body balance, and head position while introducing all 4 competitive swimming strokes. Swimmers have the opportunity to participate in inter-squad meets (mini-meets) during the season to get familiar with meets, proper sportsmanship, and build confidence with competitive goals.
Requirements: Swim 25 yards freestyle non-stop with face in the water; Swim 25 yards on back non-stop; Ability to pay attention to instruction and work well with other swimmers; Own and wear proper swimming attire such as a competitive suit, swim cap (if applicable) and goggles.
Practice Schedule: 3 practices per week (usually 2 on the weekdays; 1 on Saturday). Swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend all practices, however, we understand scheduling conflicts can occur. We ask that the coaching staff is notified in the event of a long-term absence or of a consistent conflict throughout the season.
Attitude: Swimmers are expected to be on the deck at the start of their practice and have a positive attitude, respect their coaches and fellow swimmers, act safely, and respect all additional rules outlined in the New Fairfield AquaFlyers Swim Team Handbook posted on our site.
Please Note: Final decision regarding participation will reside with the coaching staff.
Multi-Swimmer Discount: For families with multiple swimmers, there is a $50 discount on the program fee per additional swimmer after the first swimmer is registered at full price.
We encourage all Aquaflyers families to visit the Program Fees page on our website for a detailed explanation on all costs and payments.
Important Note: Please note that the season is approximately 24 weeks long, however, there are times practice might be canceled due to pool closures, school closings or other reason. We try to make up some canceled classes when we can but there is no guarantee on make-up classes.