YMCA Future Strypers Swim Programs:
This is a swimmers first experience with a USA/YMCA competitive Swimming program. Swimmers do not compete in USA Swimming meets but enroll in this program as a bridge between swim lessons and swim team competition. It is also for the swimmer looking to build their aerobic capacity and stroke knowledge to continue swimming as exercise for life.
There will be 8 week sessions throughout the school year. Practices run 2 times a week for 1 hour . Each session culminates with a mini meet and awards ceremony and pizza party.
-Swimmer must try out with an MS coach to join MS
-Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping
-Swimmers must be respectful and realize this is their first “coaching” experience not “lessons” preparing them to be “team players”
-To be able to legally complete 25 yards of all four strokes
-To be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have a basic understanding of competitive starts and turns
After completing an 8 week session of Minis swimmers that can meet the objectives will be moved to Minis Plus. If not they may attend another Minis session.
Mini Strypers Plus
12/under swimmers who have successfully completed one full session of Mini Strypers or meet requirements. Swimmers do not compete in USA Swimming meets. There will be 8 week sessions throughout school year. Practice runs 2 times a week for 1hour . Each session culminates with a mini meet and awards ceremony and pizza party with MS swimmers.
-Swimmers must try out if they have not completed MS
-Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards of each stroke legally
-To be able to demonstrate proper technique in all four strokes
-To be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have a basic understanding of competitive turns and starts
-To complete a 100 IM
-To be able to follow a Pace Clock in preparation for joining Stypers Swim team with completion of session