Summer 2018 Pre-Competition Swim Team

IMPORTANT: Please PRE-REGISTER by completing the online registration form from the links below:

Pre-Team Session 1
Pre-Team Session 2

Interested swimmers will be evaluated by the coaches during a mandatory swimming skill assessment at the Clover Hill Pool to determine appropriateness of participation. Swimmers who participated in Pre-Team last year do not need to attend this skill assessment.

Clover Hill is excited to announce the return of our successful Pre-Team program. Led by the Hurricane's head coach Julie Scherer, Pre-Team is designed for future swim team members who require a little extra attention before they are ready to join a competitive swim team.

Pre-Team is not a replacement for swimming lessons; it serves as a transition from basic instructional classes to preparation for competitive swimming. Pre-Team will introduce swimmers to beginning training and racing skills, build endurance, and help develop interest in this great sport in a supportive environment. It will also encourage awareness of the swim meet setting, teach swim team terminology (ex: lanes, heats, relays, starts), and improve stroke techniques. Coach Julie will be assisted by several other coaches and there will be plenty of hands-on, in-the-water instruction.

Who should consider joining the Pre-Team?

  • Swimmers from ages 4 to 9 years old
  • Children with previous swim instruction experience
  • Boys and girls who demonstrate general confidence in the water
  • Children who can, at a minimum, doggie-paddle for a few yards independently and feel comfortable laying on their backs

The major goal of this program is to prepare children for the excitement of competitive swimming in a recreational summer league. Pre-Team members are welcome to participate in the regular team's activities such as pep rallies and pizza parties. We hope they will also want to watch the summer meets and cheer on the swimmers for Clover Hill's team: the Hurricanes! Most of all, we hope Pre-Team will develop a life-long love of swimming.

Summer Schedule: Two 3-week sessions, $65** per session (choose one or both sessions)

Session 1: June 18 - July 5, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays , 11 - 11:30am
Session 2: July 9 - July 26, 2018 Mondays through Thursdays, 11 - 11:30am

**Swimmers are not required to be Clover Hill Pool or Civic Association members, but non-members will be charged an additional $15 at time of registration.