RDCSC Pre-Competitive Program

About the Program

Our pre-competitive program is the perfect transition from swim lessons to competitive swimming for young swimmers.  Swimmers will learn the essential elements of the four competitive strokes in a fun supportive environment.  Our program is designed to improve technique and build endurance in the water.  Our program is targeted towards swimmers aged 5 to 10.


Levels in the Program

Group 1
Swimmers must be able to swim 20 meters of the pool, unassisted on either their front or back.  The group goals are focused on developing great streamline, balance, body position, kick and breathing patterns.  These are the most basic and key components of fast swimming.  Front crawl and back crawl are the basic strokes in this group.  Teamwork and fair play are learned through games and group interaction.

Group 2
Swimmers will continue to improve skills learned in group 1.  The focus is on improvement in all four competitive strokes, turns, dives and endurance.  Swimmers are preparing for entry into our competitive program.


New Members

An Assessment is required to join our pre-competitive program.  Assessments are by appointment only.

Please contact our registrar at registrar@reddeercatalina.ca to schedule your swimmer's assessment.

For the assessment bring a swim suit, goggles and a towel.  Check in with Coach Roberta on the pool deck.

After the assessment Coach Roberta will let you know where your swimmer will be placed on the team.

Register your swimmer on our online registration system.

Contact our registrar to complete the registration process for your swimmer.



​$315/session + $28 Annual Swim Alberta Registration 


Equipment Needed

​Training Suit, Swim Cap, Goggles, Water Bottle 


Online Registration

RDCSC Pre-Competitive Registration 

Session Dates

Session 1
September 17, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Session 2
November 26, 2018 to December 21, 2018

Session 3
January 7, 2019 to March 15, 2019

Session 4
March 25, 2019 to May 31, 2019


Practice Schedules

Group 1
Monday: 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 - 5:30 pm 
Friday:  4:15 - 5:15 pm
Group 2
Tuesday: 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Thursday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
Friday:  4:15 - 5:15 pm

Practice Changes


Team Events

November 16th, Blue vs Red

December 21st, Santa Relay Night

March 15th, Blue vs Red

May 31st, Relay Night



Roberta Roos
Pre-Competitive Coordinator

Justin Valentine
Group 1

Logan Lopaschuk
Group 2