Description: The Novice group is an entry-level group of beginning 6 to 8 year olds who are new to competitive swimming and/or swimmers looking to continue to develop sound fundamentals of all four strokes including competitive starts and turns. Novice group swimmers are encouraged to participate in competitions throughout the year. Novice group swimmers practice 2 days per week for 1 hour.
Short Course (September through May) -- The Novice group practices at the Blue Springs YMCA. Swimmers in this group choose 2 practices per week from the following options: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00-7:00 PM.
Long Course (June through July/early August) -- Choose 2 practices per week from the following options: Monday, Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 PM at the Blue Springs YMCA or Wednesday, Friday, 7:15-8:15 AM at Centennial Pool (The Blue).
Equipment: water bottle, cap, goggles, practice suit, fins are optional. Team suit, t-shirts and cap are required for competition.