Group 2 (ages 10 & Under): Pre-competition Team 

Formerly “Bronze”

Prerequisites:  

  • Two lengths (50 yards) continuous Freestyle with side breathing 
  • Two lengths (50 yards) continuous Backstroke 
  • One length (25 yards) continuous Breaststroke 
  • One length (25 yards) continuous Butterfly kick with a kickboard 
  • Streamline off the wall, underwater to the flags (5 yards)  

Goals: 

  • 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: 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Fly, 100 IM  
  • Refine technique in all four strokes, continuing competition-legal strokes 
  • Learn basic fundamentals in starts, turns, and finishes, working toward competition-legal basics 

Expectations:  

  • 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 3-4 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