Level 1 - Elementary:
The Level 1 Elementary group is designed to introduce young swimmers into the sport of swimming. Swimmers will be taught the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke by means of drills and activities that make swimming fun. Swimmers will learn streamlining, body rotation, and balance skills. Swimmers must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke to try out for this group.
The Level 1 Elementary group also is for newer swimmers with minimal competitive background. Emphasis will be placed on continued learning of freestyle and backstroke skills and drills along with breaststroke and butterfly skills and drills. Swimmers will be introduced to simple training techniques. Placement in this group will be assigned or may be tested into.
Meets - Swimmers in Level 1 are encouraged to swim at least 1 developmental meet, VSC's Candy Cane Meet and work toward qualifying times for the Championship Meet.
Practice - Short Course Season (Fall/Winter): Practice is 1-hour in length and is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday. Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 3 times/week, but are welcome to come all 4 days.
Long Course Season (Summer): Practice is 1-hour in length and is offered on Monday - Friday. Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 4 times/week, but are welcome to come all 5 days.