8 & Under Group


The 8 & Under Groups are designed to offer your child an opportunity to acquire new skills and confidence in the water without having to join our full 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 the development of Freestyle, backstroke, and Breaststroke, and the introduction of Butterfly. Proper body position, body roll, rhythmic breathing techniques are all introduced along with introducing the skills necessary for breaststroke.

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 Novice group. 

  • 8 & Under Advanced: T/Th/F 4:00-5:00PM
  • 8 & Under Novice: T/Th/F 5:00-6:00PM
  • 8 & Under Novice II: T/Th 4:00-5:00PM 

COSTS & COMMITMENTS: The 8 & Under Novice is $110/Month, 8 & Under Novice II is $95/Month

REQUIRED SWIM GEAR: Kickboard 

$95.00 registration fee which includes team shirt & cap. 

An annual $20.00 USA Swimming Flex Membership registration fee is also required. There are no additional fees or family volunteer requirements to participate.

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8 & Under Group Criteria 

The 8 & Under Groups are the entry-level groups for new swimmers ages 5-8. New swimmers must demonstrate they are completely safe in deep water. Able to swim 4x 25 yards of freestyle*. Able to kick 4x 25 Streamline balance kick on back.  

*Proper freestyle requires exhaling with the face in the water and turning the head to breathe with alternating arms. 

Practice is offered three days per week. Athletes may be invited by their coach to swim with the Jr Developmental Group practice if they can keep up and have perfect attendance for the week.

There is no attendance requirement for this group, but athletes will improve more quickly, and make more friends (which will make them want to come more!), the more often they attend practice.