Guppies
GUPPIES PROGRAM

REGISTRATION CLOSED


2019 GUPPY SCHEDULE

week of Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6/17

 

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

no practice
6/24

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

no practice
7/1

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
no practice no practice
7/8

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
no practice
7/15

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
mini-meet* pep rally* no practice

* times and details will be announced when they are available.


The BWaves are proud to invest in the lives and talents of young swimmers and wannabe swim stars through our Guppies Program. The Guppies Program is designed to allow children with an interest in swimming to improve their ability in a fun environment around others their age. We will focus on teaching the basic techniques of swimming, such as freestyle and backstroke, proper kicking technique, back and front floats, streamlining, and beginning dives. Our goal is for your child to fall in love with the sport, swim confidently across the pool, and get ready to join our competitive program when they get a little older and/or more comfortable in the water.

The Guppies program is meant for beginner swimmers who are at least 4 years old (by June 1), who aren't afraid of the water, and who are looking to have fun and learn swimming basics. We would love to see every Guppy that comes through the program join our team eventually, but joining the team (or even living in the Bridlewood neighborhood) are not requirements. However, if your swimmer is ready and willing, there are new opportunities this year for joining the team. We’ll get to that in a second, but first, what’s new for this season?


NEW FOR THE 2019 SEASON


During the off-season, Coach Mark spent hundreds and thousands of hours (or at least one hour) evaluating the Guppy program and thinking of ways to make a great program even better. So this year, there are a few changes and we are excited to share them with you. Have no fear, the essence and goals of the program are still the same, so you can absolutely expect the same quality program that makes the BWaves the best team around and sets us apart from the rest. Now, here’s what’s changed.

First off, we are hosting an evaluation for all potential Guppies on Sunday, May 19th at Central Park Aquatics Center (CPAC) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm to make sure the Guppy program is the right fit for your swimmer. Then, on June 12th and 13th, we’ll be hosting assessments to make sure we get each swimmer the appropriate level of attention from our coaches throughout the season. You will have a chance to indicate which day is better for you and we’ll try to accommodate each request, but know that we will be splitting the group in half for the assessments to make things move smoothly. The assessment will also serve as kind of a practice practice to give you and your swimmer a taste of what’s to come.

Once the season begins - on June 17th - each swimmer should be ready to get started. There are two tiers of the Guppies program – each with their own requirements and goals – detailed below:

Guppies 1

This program is designed as an introduction to water and swimming. These guppies will learn basic water safety tips and grow more and more comfortable in the water as they begin learning some simple techniques of swimming. Children need not know any swimming strokes to enter the Guppies 1 program, but they will need to meet the following requirements:

Guppies 1 Participants must be:

  • willing to jump into the pool
  • capable of putting their face in the water
  • comfortable being away from family members for 30 minutes at a time

Guppies 2

The Guppies 2 program builds on the foundation of Guppies 1 and encourages swimmers to learn basic swimming techniques (freestyle and backstroke) and ultimately prepare them for the competitive team. This program is designed to allow swimmers to learn how to be comfortable and confident in the pool as they learn key swim concepts such as, streamline, proper breathing, kicking, and diving starts.

Guppies 2 Participants must meet the Guppies 1 requirements AND be able to swim at least 10 meters (from the wall to the end of the solid color on the lane line) without any assistance. It doesn't have to be a recognizable stroke; it just has to be 10 meters.

NEW THIS YEAR: Guppies 2 swimmers will practice Monday through Thursday from 9:45 - 10:15 am. Our 8&U swimmers from the team will be sharing the pool each morning, which will allow our Guppies to feel more like a part of the team and parents can get a glimpse of the team practices. Guppies in this program may be invited to join the team mid-season if they are ready and interested (no pressure will be applied - just an invitation).


PRICING, SCHEDULE, AND ALL THAT JAZZ


The fee for the Guppies Program is $100 per swimmer. Registration is open and online (click the link above).

The 2019 Guppies Program will begin on Monday, June 19th and continue for five weeks, with four half-hour practices each week on Monday through Thursday. The Guppies 2 practices will begin at 9:45 am and the Guppies 1 practices will begin at 10:30 am. Please arrive 15 minutes before practice starts to make sure your swimmers get the most out of each practice.

At the end of the program, we will have a mini-meet and a rally to showcase and celebrate our Guppies' accomplishments. All events will be held at the Bridlewood Community Pool unless otherwise stated.


REGISTRATION CLOSED


2019 GUPPY SCHEDULE

week of Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6/17

 

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

no practice
6/24

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

no practice
7/1

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
no practice no practice
7/8

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
no practice
7/15

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am

G2: 9:45am
G1: 10:30am
mini-meet* pep rally* no practice

* times and details will be announced when they are available.


REGISTRATION CLOSED