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Discovery Team

The  PASA - Cardinal Discovery Team gives swimmers a solid foundation with the technique and skills to pursue their swimming interests - for competition or fitness and with a life-long love of the water. Groups focus on age and level appropriate stroke technique to develop the four competitive strokes, proper starts and turns. As they progress, swimmers gain competitive meet experience in an introductory environment.

Please contact our coaching staff with questions or to schedule an evaluation: swim@pasacardinal.com.



Discovery A

Ages 3 & Above
30 minutes, 2 days/week
Minimum Participation Requirements: Ability to swim 10 yards unassisted, basic freestyle stroke. Ability to float on back unassisted. Students who do not meet minimum requirements are referred to the Cardinal Swim School for additional skill development.
Basic Goals: Water safety & kicking. Freestyle and backstroke development. Introduction to butterfly and breaststroke kicking. Sitting dives.

Discovery B

30 minutes, 2 days/week
Minimum Participation Requirements: 25 yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke with proficient stroke technique. Consistent side breathing unassisted.
Basic Goals: Freestyle and backstroke technique development. Butterfly and breaststroke kick development and introduction to full stroke. Standing dives.

Discovery C

45 minutes, 3 days/week
Minimum Participation Requirements: 25 yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke with strong stroke technique. Three legal stroke cycles in breaststroke and butterfly. Standing dive un-assisted. 

Basic Goals: Freestyle & backstroke technique development. Breaststroke & butterfly technique development. Participation in introductory swim meets. Racing dives.

Promotion Requirements to Imagination 1

Minimum age 8 years old
50 yards freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, and 50 butterfly
Dive from the side
Positive attitude about swimming
Families moving into Imagination 1 have the option of competing with the team but there is no minimum group attendance or meet requirement.

 

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USA Swimming Registration

Swimmers in Discovery & Imagination Groups will be registered through USA Swimming as Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA). Families are required to complete the registration form and turn into our coaching staff (with $73 check to Pacific Swimming). USA Swimming registration is completed annually at the beginning of the swim season (September) or is due during the first registration period if the swimmer joins after September.