Pups On-Line Registration can be found under the PUPS Swim Lessons Tab 

 DRD's PUPs program in defined sessions with two 45 minutes classes each week unless noted otherwise due to scheduled holidays or limited pool access.  

Classes are offered as follows:

  • Pups Beginner M/W 6:00 - 6:45 PM or T/Th 6:00-6:45 PM
  • Pups Advanced M/W 6:00 - 6:45 PM or  T/Th - 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Fall 2018 PUPS Schedule

Winter/Spring PUPS Schedule - Coming Soon

Follow this LINK to register.


 Each class will not exceed 8 PUP's.  Classes are broken down into two ability levels but may be combined at the Pups Liaison or DRD's Head Coach discretion.   At the conclusion of each session, PUPS are water tested for advancement to the next level of PUPS or onto the swim team as a Novice swimmer. 

Beginner PUP's

Advanced PUP's


PUPS BEGINNER Minimum Skills

  • Paddle 15 feet unassisted. 
  • Able to bob face in and out of water 10 consecutive times.
  • Float without a safety belt; back and front for 20 seconds.
  • Hold a kickboard comfortably and have reasonable control over the board.
  • Can follow basic instructions.


  • Swim freestyle and backstroke 25 yards.
  • Rhythmic breathing
  • Front and back float for 1 minute.
  • Tread water for 1 minute.
  • Basic breaststroke kick with kickboard 25 yards.
  • Dive headfirst from side of the pool



PUPS ADVANCED Minimum Skills

  • Swim 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke.
  • Basic breaststroke kick with kickboard 25 yards.
  • Rhythmic breathing, front and back float for 3 minutes.
  • Tread water for 1 minute.
  • Dive from the side of the pool.


  • Swim 50 yards of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
  • Swim butterfly 25 yards.
  • Rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 3 minute.
  • Surface diving under the water to retrieve rings in deep water.
  • Feet and Head first dives from diving blocks. 
  • Can swim laps continuously for five minutes.



















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