8 & Under Advanced

The 8 & Under Advanced Group is designed to offer your child an opportunity to acquire new skills and confidence in the water while joining our competitive swim team program. The skills are introduced in a fun, caring atmosphere with a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure every swimmer gets the individualized attention needed to learn.

This program focuses on furthering the development of the four strokes, Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke. Athletes also start to compete in swim meets in this program. 

The focus of this program is skill acquisition in an environment that fosters a love of the sport. Participants who successfully complete this program are prepared to join our competitive Jr. Intermediate group. 

Spring Schedule


  • Dry Land ~ 4:00-4:15PM
  • Swim ~ 4:15-5:00PM

Fridays Lap Pool

  • Dry Land ~ 4:00-4:15PM
  • Swim ~ 4:15-5:00PM


Summer Schedule ~ June 5-August 5


  • Swim ~ 9:15-10:15AM
  • Dry Land ~ 10:15-10:45AM


  • Swim Only ~ 9:15-10:15AM

COSTS & COMMITMENTS: The 8 & Under Advanced is $110.00/Month
$82.00 USA Swimming Premium Membership
$125.00 PDSC Team registration fee which includes team shirt & cap. 
Meet Entry Fees per any meet entered throughout the season.




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8 & Under Advanced Group Criteria 

Athletes typically move into this group from our 8 & Under Novice Group. Swimmers must be able to complete the ’Goals of the 8 & Under Novice Group’ to move into the 8 & Under Advanced group.

Practice is offered four days per week.

Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 3 practices a week for this group. Athletes will improve more quickly, and make more friends(which will make them want to come more!), the more often they attend practice.

Goals of The 8 & Under Advanced Group

  • Swim 200 Freestyle with legal flip turns.
  • Swim 4 x 50 of each stroke.
  • Swim 2 x 100 IM legally. 
  • Kick 12 x 25 flutter kick @:35
  • Perform all turns and push-offs efficiently.
  • Perform track start and backstroke start effectively.
  • Athlete is motivated to compete in swim meets.
  • Courteous to other swimmers in pool.
  • Athletes know their attitude affects how they swim and how others around them swim.
  • Develop consistent practice attendance.