Description: (competitive group) This group will hone their stroke techniques, including an emphasis on efficient swimming with a greater reduction in resistance and drag. Practices will be structured around 65 percent stroke/race technique and 35 percent developmental conditioning.
Requirements: Swim 100 yards freestyle with ease while maintaining proper form; Swim 100 yards backstroke with ease while maintaining proper form; Swim 100 yards breaststroke with ease while maintaining proper form; Swim 50 yards butterfly without stopping; execute freestyle and backstroke flip-turns; perform breaststroke pullout; perform competitive starts for all strokes; Understand do's and don'ts and perform proficient IM transitions; Understand general rules of starts and finishes for each stroke in competition; Understand and follow the instructions to complete swim sets in practices; Must 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: 5 practices per week. 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.
Competitive Meets: Swimmers are required to compete in 5 competitive meets during the short course season and 3 competitive meets during the long course season -- plus regional championships (if he or she qualifies). During the week prior to a meet, swimmers MUST attend 2 practices to compete in the attending meet.
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 Handbook posyed 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.