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Explorer

Grade: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd (3rd)

Daily Training: 5 days/week 45 minutes water, 15 minutes dry-land

  • Flex Option: 3 days/week - must select the 3 days to attend (M/W/F or T/Th/F)

Practice Location: Vista Del Lago High School

Attendance: Strongly encouraged to attend at least 3 times per week

Entry to Explorer: 25 freestyle with strong kick and some side breathing, 25 backstroke, a desire to listen and learn

Skills Coached:

  • Level I
    • Long axis kicking (freestyle and backstroke)
    • Long axis drills to build freestyle and backstroke
    • Streamline and turns
  • Level II
    • Continue long axis development
    • Short axis kicking (breaststroke and butterfly) and short axis stroke drills
    • Dive

Gear for Explorer Group

  • Marlins cap
  • Competition swim suit – endurance fabric encouraged for practices
  • Athletic clothing/shoes for dry land
  • Kickboard
  • Long floating fins
  • Swim strap
  • Breaststroke fins (at coach direction)
Meets
  • Athletes in Explorer will swim short course meets
  • Meet attendance is not required for this group

Annual promotion consideration

  • Grades K, 1 will only be considered for promotion to Discovery in September.  Promotions are based on attendance and mastery of skills.

Quarterly promotion consideration 

  • 2nd and 3rd graders may be considered for promotion to Discovery three times annually.  Promotions are based on attendance and mastery to skills.