Indiana Swimming
STARFISH (Developmental)




MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The ability to swim/dog paddle 25 yards unassisted (1 pool length)


EQUIPMENT: Competitive swim fins


PRACTICE SESSIONS/WEEK: 60 minute sessions offered Monday - Friday. Swimmers may choose 2-3 practices per week to attend.






Our introductory group introduces young athletes to the world of competitive swimming. Your Starfish will develop the following skills:
  • A high level of comfortability and safety in the water
  • Freestyle and Backstroke swimming with drills
  • Racing starts both Freestyle (head first progression checklist) and Backstroke
  • Knowledge of sport terminology, equipment, practice rules and competition/stroke rules
  • Fun connections with peers while learning required skills and making friends.
  • A comfortable and positive coach/athlete relationship
  • Freestyle with the ability to use 3-count side breathing and swim lengths of 25, 50, 75, 100 yards/meters 
  • Backstroke with the ability to swim a legal 25, 50 yd/meters and proper stroke count 






Starfish swimmers range between ages 4-6 years old and will be developed according to current skill level.  Starfish practices incorporate activities both in and out of the water. 


Starfish Schedule