Mini Whompers

The MINI Whomper Program is Cancelled

for the 2020 Season 


It will resume for the 2021 Season


Welcome to Highlands Swim Mini Whompers Program!

The Mini Whompers Developmental Swim Program is designed to provide a sound foundation in the proper technique of all four competitive strokes for swimmers five-to-eight years old. The Mini Whompers program focuses on correct breathing patterns, endurance, and provides an introduction to NVSL competitive swimming in a fun and positive environment. Swimmers in the Mini Whompers Developmental Swim Program must be able to swim an unassisted 25-meter freestyle. Mini Whompers may advance to the Swim Team when they are able to meet the Swim Team eligibility requirements and at the discretion of our head coaching staff. The maximum number of Mini Whompers is 50.

Meggie, Cheryl, and Coach Kelly Rose are working closely with the Highlands Board to address multiple options we are considering for our Turtles this summer and our commitment to them, as well as the safety guidelines and considerations around the opening of the pool for the summer.  Please be patient as we work through those details as well as registration questions and concerns you might have.  We will share information with you in regards to summer swim opportunities in the upcoming weeks as more information becomes available to us.


2020 8 & Under Assessment for Mini Whompers



Mini Whompers Practice Schedule



For the first Mini practice, all Minis should meet at 10:25am, over by the blue slide of the lower pool (by the lap lanes). This is where swimmers should expect to meet every day! Please make sure your swimmer has a good pair of goggles and a swim cap. These are two things they should have with them every day at practice. Also, your Mini Whomper will feel most comfortable if they are a female to wear a one piece (no bikinis, tankinis or skirted bottoms) or a male to wear jammers or swim briefs (no swim trunks). Shirts and rash guards cannot be worn during practice. They affect how a swimmer’s body feels going through the water and should not be worn during practice.


In order to ensure the safety of all of our swimmers, we must insist that parents refrain from congregating around the pool lanes during practice.  If parents have questions or concerns, please send the coaches an email, give them a call, or see them after practice.  Thank you for helping to keep all swimmers focused and safe!


Mini Whompers Meet