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Water Lizards

Water Lizards (Minimum Age 4)

Fall Schedule (Begins August 21st, 2017) 5pm-5:30pm

3 days a week, M-W-F. 30 minutes each day

Summer Schedule (June 12th - August 16th) 9:00 am-9:30 am

Minimum Requirements:

Participants must demonstrate they are water safe and mature enough to pay attention to instructions to be in the group. Proper equipment is required for group prior to first day of instruction (see equipment list below).

Group Description:

This is the first step for swimmers to be introduced to competitive swimming. The primary goal of this group is to focus on freestyle. The water lizard will be familiarized to the group environment and the basic concepts of the swim team.

Group Focus:

  • Team building
  • Correct Streamline and push-offs
  • Learn correct freestyle (with side-breathing) and Backstroke
  • Intro to turns (somersault)
  • Discipline of working for ½ hour, 3 times weekly
  • Learning concept of good strokes
  • Participation in swim meets is optional except GGST hosted meets are encouraged

Promotional Goals:

Swimmers in this group strive to reach these goals for consideration to be moved up to the next group.

  • 25 yards freestyle with side-breathing
  • 25 yards backstroke
  • Correct streamline and push-offs 

Equipment List:

Swimmers must have the following equipment prior to their first day of practice.

  1. 2 pairs of goggles (fitted and ready to use)
  2. Sporti fins or specific equivalent
  3. Practice swim caps (at least 2)
  4. Mesh equipment bag (keeps equipment together, dry and ready for use)
  5. 1 competitive style practice swim suit (no beach shorts)
  6. Team Cap for meets

Please put your name on all of your belongings and equipment with a permanent marker!

Swimmers will also need to purchase a racing suit. Racing suits are used solely for that purpose, and are worn much tighter than practice suits to reduce drag. Black is the preferred team color. At a minimum our athletes are expected to compete with the team cap at all USA swimming sanctioned meets.

Speedo is our team suit & equipment provider. We are required to use Speedo products whenever possible. Please see the links in Team Store for ordering equipment.