LEAD COACH

Oscar Wong

CRITERIA

Assessment by the coaching staff is required for entry into this level

PROGRAM

The introductory level to the Otters Swim Club is the Otters Swim Academy (OSA), consisting of five groups:

1) Seahorse

2) Whales

3) Sharks

4) Orcas

5) Belugas

The program for these groups is geared towards the teaching of fundamental stroke techniques, developing basic motor skills, balance and coordination in the water.

GOAL

· 100 m freestyle with flip-turns and bilateral breathing

· 100 m backstroke with flip-turns and bent arm pulling action

· 100 m breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts

· 50 m butterfly with fins and correct turn

· 100 m IM with proper turns

· A competent racing start

· Correct finishes on the four competitive strokes

TRAINING

3 sessions per week

EQUIPMENT

Otters swimsuit

Otters cap

Training fins

Otters T-Shirt

Otters Kickboard

MOVE UP

Must have satisfied all goals to move to LMR Gold, LMR Red, or YDG