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Novice I / Novice II

Call us at 707.257.SWIM to schedule a tryout or Click Here to send an email for more information.

Novice I

The Novice I group is our pre-competitive instructional program that is dedicated to building the basic skills needed for success in competitive swimming.

After demonstrating an ability to swim 25 yards of Freestyle swimmers are instructed in the fundamental swimming skills of balance, rhythm, breath control, and sculling so that they can move fluidly through the water in a relaxed and efficient manner.

Swimmers in Novice I learn to swim the four competitive strokes as well as starts in a fun and non-competitive environment.  Instruction is based on games and drills, with a minimum of lap swimming.

Six - 30 minute practices are offered each week. (Min. 3x a week expected)  Swimmers are 6-10 years old.

After completing the program, swimmers are welcome to remain in a non-competitive environment and join the Junior Varsity group or advance into our introductory competitive groups Novice II or Age Group I.

Novice 1 & 2 (3 + days/week):  $115 per month 

Novice (2 day/week):  $75 per month 

Novice (1 day/week):  $60 per month 

 


 

Novice II

The Novice II group is our first level competitive instructional program.  Swimmers will continue to develop the basic skills needed for success in competitive swimming.  It will also prepare the swimmers for a limited competition schedule.

Six - 30 minute practices are offered each week. (Min. 3x a week expected)  Swimmers are 10-14 years old.  This program is an introductory level similar to Novice 1

After completing the Novice program, swimmers are welcome to advance into our introductory competitive group, Age Group I.

Novice 1 & 2 (3 + days/week):  $115 per month 

Novice (2 day/week):  $75 per month 

Novice (1 day/week):  $60 per month 

 

Team Apparel
Each swimmer on the team is expected to dress in team apparel for every meet.  To purchase any team apparel (including team parkas) please contact Theresa Andrews

Novice I:  Non Competitive - No team apparel required.  Competitive- Swim cap, goggles, and team shirt.

Novice II:  Required team uniform - team tshirts, team suit (Black jammer, brief or one piece suit of any preferred style with the team logo), team caps in competition, & knit caps for winter meets. Optional team uniform: TruWest parka, Arena team sweats, team bag.

Team Equipment

Novice I Swim cap & goggles

Novice II:  Required practice gear: kick board, fins, gear bag, goggles, & cap for swimmers with long hair.

 

 
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