Led by Coach Tom - 8/Under swimmers
For the Novice group, swimmers are expected to be able to complete one full lap of Freestyle to be accepted into the program. Within the year, athletes will be expected but not limited to learning proper streamline, Backstroke technique, side breathing in Freestyle. Swimmers will be introduced to starts and turns when they show the readiness for it. Swimmers in the novice group will be expected to make at least 2 practices a week and be introduced to all 4 strokes at some point throughout the year.
*Each training group has specific attendance requirements appropriate for the objectives of that group. As a general rule, the least possible interruption in the training schedule will produce the greatest amount of success.
*Plan to stay the entire practice. The last part of practice is very often the most important. Usually, there are also announcements made at the end of each practice.