Age Range: 6-8 and possibly 9 years old
- Developmental Group is for young swimmers who are comfortable with freestyle and backstroke.
- Swimmers are expected to compete at all group-specific scheduled competitions.
- Emphasis will be on developing proficiency in all four competitive strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly – with a heavy emphasis on kicking and drill work.
- Competitive starts will also be covered, as well as relay starts.
- Swimmers are encouraged to participate in all ZEUS-hosted swim meets as well as a few group-specific away meets.
- At meets, swimmers will compete in the 25 yards freestyle and 25 backstroke, as well as the 25 breaststroke & 25 butterfly as they are deemed ready.
- Swimmers may also be asked to try the 50 yards freestyle and backstroke, as well as the 100 yards individual medley (25 yards of each stroke in the order butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.)
- Swimmers will also be asked to participate in relays alongside teammates.
All Rockets and Future Stars swimmers should get the following gear.
1. FINIS Floating Swim Fins
*Swimmers should also bring a water bottle, extra goggles, and extra caps to every practice.