Development Stream

Description (Ages 4-7)

This group is designed primarily for 4-7 year olds who are past their preschool lessons or in Red Cross Level 3/4.  Swimmers will work on the introduction of all 4 strokes, with primary focus on front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.  Swimmers will also get a basic introduction to flip turns and dives.


Schedule Options:
  • Includes activation and water times
  • 2 days/week
  • Sept-June
  • **For month of September, practice will run at Guildford at same day and time due to SSLC maintenance.




4:30-5:15 pm

5:15-6:00 pm

Sept: Guildford

Oct-June: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex

Guildford Recreation Centre


  • comfortable in deep water
  • able to swim 25m front crawl or backstroke


  • Have Fun! 
  • Work on the basics of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 

Swimmer Expectations 

  • Strive to attend all workouts 
  • Arrive 5 minutes before practice starts so you can start on time
  • Start learning to wear goggles and a swim cap in workout
  • Bring a water bottle to every workout 
  • Participate in at least 1 mini-meet and other club events or functions
  • Treat others with respect and care 
  • Have a positive attitude  
  • Adhere to Athlete Code of Conduct 

Parent Expectations 

  • Arrange to get your swimmer to practices and events on time 
  • Contact your coach if your swimmer is going to miss workout
  • If your swimmer requires assistance with the bathroom or has behavioural issues to remain near the group but do not interfere with the workout unless approached by a coach
  • Contact your coach directly if you have any concerns regarding your swimmer and their training 
  • Stay up-to-date with club news via hand-outs, emails, website, bulletin boards and/or communication with coaches and board 
  • Ensure all fees are paid on time and account is in order 
  • Parent Participation Points: help out at SKSC club functions, hosted events, timing at PASS meets, etc... 
  • Treat other parents, athletes and coaches with respect 
  • Have a positive attitude and do not engage in negative gossip in the bleachers with other parents 
  • Adhere to Parent Code of Conduct

Graduation Guidelines to either Bronze

  • Minimum Age of 6
  • Ability to swim 50m front crawl and backstroke
  • Good listening skills
  • Successful 2 week trial period with new group

(Please note making time standard does not automatically qualify or disqualify swimmer to move into the next group.  Move ups are solely up to coaches’ discretion.)