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GUPPIES PROGRAM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


2018 Schedule

NOTE (6/10/18): Due to weather forecasts and other scheduling conflicts, the Guppies schedule has been adjusted. The first practice will be WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th. 

The dates for the practice meet, mini-meet, and pep rally are all tentative since we are working with another team to schedule them. We will let you know of the final dates, times, and locations as soon as possible.

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6/11

-no practice-

-no practice-

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

6/18

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

6/25

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

7/2

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

-no practice-

10:30-11:00am

7/9

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

10:30-11:00am

7/16

6:00-8:00pm
Mini-Meet*

Rally* 10:30-11:00am

-no practice-

-no practice-

* Last week activities TBD


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.

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. 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.

The fee is $100 per swimmer. Registration is open and online.

Guppies Schedule

The 2018 Guppies Program will begin on Monday, June 11th and continue for five weeks, with four half-hour practices each week on Monday through Thursday at 10:30 am. 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.