Pre Competitive Program - An introduction to Competitive Swimming

*NEW We are unable to run our White and Yellow groups for the 2020 Fall Session due to restrictions on the way we deliver this program. Our coaches are not able to provide "hands on" assistance with these young swimmers.

 

• The goal of our Pre Competitive program is to introduce kids to swimming in a fun, safe environment where they are learning the correct techniques for competitive swimming right from the start.

• FAST has a 6 level Pre Competitive program for kids aged 4 and up. (See below) These groups range from no swim experience right through to an introduction to competitive swimming.
• Some of our highest level Pre Competitive swimmers participate in the 10 & Under Fun Meet that is held in April of each year.
• Our Pre Competitive Program is overseen by our Coordinator, Alex Blais (fastcoachprecomp@gmail.com), and is taught by our senior swimmers who have met qualifications to coach the various groups.
• Each coach also has a "shadow" or helper. It is the shadow's job to help the coach and to gain experience so they can continue on in their coaching journey.
Groups Explained
  Age Requirements Group Focus
White 4+

 

Cancelled - we are unable to run our White group 2020-21 due to new requirements and limited pool space available. Swimmers in this group are very young and often need assistance in pool from our coaches. Due to the pandemic we are unable to provide this close contact.

 
   
Yellow 6+

 

 

Cancelled - we are unable to run our Yellow group 2020-21 due to new requirements and limited pool space available. Swimmers in this group are very young and often need assistance in pool from our coaches. Due to the pandemic we are unable to provide this close contact.

 
   
   
   
Orange 6+ • Can swim Freestyle and Backstroke • Freestyle and Backstroke
• Can do Flutter Kick (on back and front) • Breast/Whip Kick
• Understands what Dolphin Kick and Breast/Whip kick are and can demonstrate in some form • Butterfly Kick
• Can glide and float on front and back • Intro to Flip/Open turns
Green 7+ • Can swim Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke • Breaststroke
• Can do Flutter Kick (on back and front), Breast/Whip Kick, and Dolphin Kick • Flip/Open Turns
• Understands what Butterfly is and can demonstrate in some form • Intro to diving off edge/Starting Blocks
  • Intro to Backstroke Starts
Blue 7+ • Can swim Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke • Butterfly
• Can do Flutter Kick (on back and front), and Breast/Whip Kick • Legal Turns
• Can do Dolphin Kick and basics of Butterfly full stroke • Diving/Starts
• Can do flip turns and open turns • Intro to Individual Medley (IM)
• Can dive off edge of the pool  
• Can do Backstroke Starts  
Purple 7+ • Can swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly • Endurance
• Can do flip and open turns • Individual Medley (IM)
• Can dive off the Starting Block • Intro to Competitive Racing
• Can do Backstroke starts