Group 1 (ages 8 & Under): Pre-competition Team 

Formerly “Copper”


  • One length (25 yards) continuous Freestyle 
  • One length (25 yards) continuous Backstroke 


  • Have fun swimming and learn to promote team values during practice, competition, and in daily life 
  • If attending swim meets, earn a time in each of the following events: 25 Fly, 25 Backstroke, 25 Breaststroke, and 25 Freestyle 
  • Learn basic fundamentals in all four strokes, working toward competition-legal strokes 


  • Follow the Athlete Code of Conduct 
  • Have a positive attitude 
  • Be on time to practice 
  • Be open to trying new techniques and drills 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming 
  • Come to practice and meets prepared to succeed: that means following uniform requirements and bringing required gear 
  • Attend 2-3 practices per week 
  • Swim meets are optional but encouraged throughout the year 
  • Follow and promote team values and act with kindness and respect to all participants