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Developmental Group - (Red, White, Blue, Bronze Prep)

These small groups serve the needs of beginning swimmers who are acclimated to water and ready to begin learning competitive strokes. These groups also serve those who want to explore swimming but who are not ready for the commitment of a fully competitive group, and those athletes who are preparing to become competitive swimmers. Athletes in this group will have the opportunity to swim three days per week for an hour. 

Our program is fluid and therefore swimmers will advance to higher groups at anytime based on individual ability.  It is possible for a swimmer to move through multiple groups within a single session.

New for 2018:  Swimmers must be registered prior to entering the water for Evaluations and Lessons, no exceptions.


Developmental Group Coach: Katie Kozinski

Developmental Swimming Curriculum*

*Descriptions below serve as a guideline only, group curriculum may change based on the abilities of those enrolled within our program.  Swimmers new to our program, or who have not swam with us in 6 months or more should plan to attend our Evaluation night and register as a 'new swimmer'.  Please do not self assign your child to a group based upon the descriptions below.  Thank you!

WHITE (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
PREREQUISITES:

  • At least 5 years old
  • Comfortable in the water (no crying or screaming) must be willing to get in the water without hanging onto the instructor
  • Must be able and willing to hold onto the wall, or sit on the side of the pool while the instructor is working with another swimmer.

WILL LEARN TO:

  • submerge mouth, eyes and nose
  • exhale under water
  • float on front
  • float on back
  • roll from front to back
  • flutter kick with a kick board
  • flutter kick streamline on back
  • basic freestyle stroke cycle
  • basic backstroke stroke cycle
  • jump into pool, turn around, swim back to the wall and climb out of pool on own

RED
PREREQUISITES:

  • jump into pool, turn around, swim back to the wall and climb out of the pool on own
  • submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
  • exhale under water
  • float on front and back for 10 seconds
  • swim freestyle and backstroke for minimum of 5 yards

WILL LEARN TO:

  • streamline on front and back off wall
  • breathing to the side
  • all 4 basic stroke skills (arm and leg actions)
  • basic dives

BLUE
PREREQUISITES:

  • jump into the pool feet first (deep water)
  • streamline on front and back
  • all 4 basic stroke skills (separate arm and leg actions)
  • swim using alternating arm and leg actions unsupported

WILL LEARN TO:

  • rotary breathing (breathing on both sides)
  • freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • shallow dives
  • flip turns
  • swim multiple lengths of the pool in each stroke
  • circle swimming

BRONZE PREP
PREREQUISITES:

  • rotary breathing
  • freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • circle swimming
  • swim multiple lengths of the pool in each stroke

WILL LEARN TO:

  • rotary breathing
  • swim multiple lengths of the pool in each stroke
  • shallow dives
  • flip turns
  • use of the time clock
  • complete set workouts

 

Developmental (Learn to Swim Program)

Returning Developmental swimmers - swimmers who have participated in our program during the previous 6 months are considered 'returning' and DO NOT need to complete a new evaluation.  New for Fall/Winter 2018 - swimmers must be registered prior to entering the pool, no exceptions.

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