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Mite Qualifications

 

MITE QUALIFICATIONS

 

KRA Swim Team Mite Requirements (full 10 week season and all 6 dual meets)

1. Swim a 25 meter freestyle: with NO assistance

  • Rotary breathe to at least one side for entire length
  • Begin with a streamline start, preferably from a standing dive position

2. Swim a 25 meter backstroke: with NO assistance

  • Use controlled, [mostly] straight, productive, arms for entire length

  • Demonstrate understanding of a safe backstroke finish by not hitting head on wall

 

MITES SKILLS TAUGHT DURING THE SEASON

 

Full-Season Mites will master the following during the season

 

1. Focus on freestyle technique, including rotary breathing to both sides and a streamlined start from a dive off the block

 

2. Focus on backstroke technique, including backstroke starts and finishes

 

3. Focus on swimming 25 meter breaststroke legally (including breaststroke technique, the underwater pull-out, and 2-hand touch finish)

 

4. Focus on swimming 25 meter butterfly legally (including butterfly technique, a diving start, and 2-hand touch finish)

 

5. Master a standing dive off of the starting block