FAST DEVELOPMENT -- INTRODUCTORY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

LEAD COACH -- LINDA MATSUYAMA

The FAST Development program is a great introduction to the fun of swimming through practices for children of all ages.  Swimmers practice with children in a non-intimidating, fun and energetic environment.  Swimming is a life-long family sport that is both fun and rewarding. Our coaches aim to instill a passion for the sport of swimming in all our FAST Development athletes.

Once a swimmer has graduated from the FAST Swim School and made the FAST Development program, they will be evaluated and placed into a practice lane. Lanes are set up to help each swimmer learn proper techniques based on their overall knowledge and understanding of each stroke.  

As students master the skills and drills of the FAST Development program they will have the opportunity to try out for the competitive team. It usually takes one to two sessions before a swimmer is ready to receive an invitation for a tryout.  When ready, an in-practice assessment of the student will be made by one of the team coaches.  If successful, the swimmer will be invited to join either the Junior (12&U) or Varsity (13&O) team groups.   

Expectations 

  • Focus on improving the technical aspects of all four competitive strokes and turns
  • Listen to the instructions provided by the coaches
  • Give their best effort on each task being asked of them
  • Not stopping and standing up during each swim lap
  • Group Focus Points
    • Learn all drills that correspond to each stroke
    • Learn how to read a pace clock for when to leave on intervals
    • Learn lane etiquette
    • Begin to focus on endurance sets

Requirements 

  • Contact FAST Development Director James Gallagher ([email protected]) with questions
  • No equipment required
    • Swimmers may purchase their own fins through the FAST Swim Shop
  • USA Swimming registration
  • Wear FAST team cap at practices
  • Use ARENA products

FALL 2022 TRAINING SCHEDULE 

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY (AGES 12&OVER) TUESDAY/THURSDAY (AGES 11&UNDER)
4:00-5:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM
5:00-6:00 PM 5:00-6:00 PM
6:00-7:00 PM 6:00-7:00 PM

"Don't Wait To Be Great"