Pre-Competitive Program

Lightning

This group focuses on the swimming basics in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. This first experience with competitive swimming will emphasize learning proper technique in freestyle and backstroke with the introduction of breaststroke. Swimmers will also work on improving endurance. Group members are allowed one competitive option throughout the season at any regionally sanctioned event. Please note that athletes will be entered as an exhibition for the meet they have chosen

Equipment Requirements:

Cap, Goggles, Appropriate Bathing Suit

Training Sessions:

2 water session per week OR 1 water session per week

 


 

Sparks

The Sparks group is an introduction to swimming program for children 5 to 7 years old. Athletes in this group will be introduced to the basic elements of competitive swimming with a focus on teaching the four competitive strokes in an encouraging environment geared towards fun.

Equipment Requirements:

Bathing Suit, Cap, Goggles

Training Sessions:

2 water session per week OR 1 water session per week (Depending on chosen schedule)

 


Class Schedules

**Due to high demand additional classes may be added** 
**Classes may be canceled due to less than 50% registration** 

Lightning: 

Athlete to Coach ratio is 8:1
1 or 2 day options - 60 min/class

2 Classes Per Week:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
Monday / Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm  
Tuesday / Thursday: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday / Thursday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday / Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

1 Class Per Week:

Monday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm / 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 


Sparks:

Athlete to Coach ratio is 5:1
1 or 2 day options - 45 min/class

2 Classes Per Week:

Monday/ Wednesday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Monday/ Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday 5:30 - 6:15 pm

 

1 Class Per Week:

Monday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Thursday 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Friday: 4:45 - 5:30 PM
Friday: 5:30 - 6:15 PM 
Friday: 6:15 - 7:00 PM

   


Privates

Athlete to Coach ratio is 1:1
1 Class Per Week - 30 min / class

Monday/ Tuesday / Wednesday  / Thursday 6:15 - 6:45 pm
Friday 6:00 - 6:30 pm / 6:30 - 7:00 pm

 
 ** Thunderbolts classes fill up quickly. We strongly recommend that you register early to ensure class preference ** 
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Attendance Expectations

How often a swimmer attends practice depends on age and the training group. These guidelines are set to promote optimal progress for each individual. Too much or too little practice time will limit results.

1. Always be present at the pool at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of practice in order to start on time and use the allotted time.

2. Plan to stay the entire practice. The last part of the practice is very often the most important and reminders and announcements are made at this time.

3. All equipment should be brought to the deck for each practice. See the equipment information for each group.