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Swimmer Placement

Rising Stars Program Levels and Swimmer Placement

Please review the requirements for each group and register your swimmer for the appropriate group.  All swimmers will be given a quick assessment at the beginning of the first class each session and may be moved to another level during the same class time if appropriate.


Rising Stars -- Level 1:  Introductory learn-to-swim class in shallow water. Focus on learning basics of freestyle and backstroke, streamlining and swimming unassisted.  Introduction to diving. OFFERED AT BOLGER ONLY.

Requirements:

  • Must wear goggles
  • Must be able to swim five yards to a coach
  • Must be comfortable putting face in water

Length of classes: 30 mins
Recommended ages: 5-6*

Maximum # per group at Bolger: 8
Minimum # per group at Bolger: 3

NOTE: Coaches are NOT responsible for getting swimmers into the water.  We will encourage them to get in but we CANNOT accommodate swimmers unwilling to get in.


Rising Stars -- Level 2:  Primary focus to strengthen freestyle and backstroke while learning the basics of breaststroke and butterfly.  Introduction to diving.  Level 2 is a natural step forward from Level 1. 

Requirements:

  • Must wear goggles.
  • Must be able to swim one lap of freestyle
  • Must be able to kick on back for 5 yards.

Length of classes: 60 minutes
Recommended ages: 5-7*

Maximum # per group at Stone Ridge: 16
Minimum # per group at Stone Ridge: 4
Maximum # per group at Bolger: 10

Minimum # per group at Bolger: 4


Rising Stars -- Level 3:  Focus on improving all four strokes.  Swimmer will learn more advanced skills: pullouts, breakouts, and competitive starts.

Requirements:

  • Must wear goggles.
  • Must be able to swim two lengths freestyle
  • Must be able to swim two lengths backstroke.
  • Must have been exposed to either breaststroke or butterfly.

Length of classes: 60 minutes
Recommended ages: 6-8*

Maximum # per group at Stone Ridge: 25
Minimum # per group at Stone Ridge: 4
Maximum # per group at Bolger: 12
Minimum # per group at Bolger: 4


Rising Stars Stroke & Turn Clinic:  Focus on improving technique for all four strokes.  Learn competitive starts, turns, finishes and how to swim basic sets of 50's.  Great way to get ready or stay in shape for summer league!

Requirements:

  • Must wear goggles and if necessary, swim caps
  • Must be able to swim four laps of freestyle and two laps of backstroke.
  • Must be able to swim one lap of breaststroke and butterfly

Length of classes: 60 minutes
Recommended ages: 8-12*

Maximum # per group at Stone Ridge: 25
Minimum # per group at Stone Ridge: 4
Maximum # per group at Bolger: 8

Minimum # per group at Bolger: 4


* Recommended ages are guidelines only.

For any questions about swimmer placement, please contact Coach Kevin Wagman at kwagman2@gmail.com


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