Generally ages 5-9, the Pups group is our introductory group to year-round swimming. Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Coach Jess and Coach Kelly are the primary coaches for the Pups. Swimmers in this group are focused on learning how to legally compete in each of the 4 stroke disciplines: Freestyle (Front Crawl), Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.
For year round swimmers, Practice is held 3 days a week.
Before advancing from the Pups to the Skates, swimmers must complete the following to the coaches' satisfaction:
- Legal competition of 50 yards or meters of each of the 4 strokes, plus 100 yards or meters of Freestyle and Individual Medley (IM).
- Achieve 10&Under USA Swimming "B" Motivational Time in 1 event
- "Age-Out" of the group by turning 10 years old after at least 1 full season of practice with the Pups. Swimmers who turn 10 in-season and are not yet ready to advance should remain with the Pups Group until the completion of the current swimming season.