What is Prep Squad Swim Team??

A transitional (non-competitive) group that helps swimmers bridge from SwimAmerica swim lessons to the RSC Swim Club.  In this group swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two practices a week. Swimmers will learn more advanced stroke work and important skills and drills to be successful swim team swimmers.  

Focal points of Prep Squad practice:  

  • Introduces lane etiquette (circle swimming, lining up, how to pass)
  • Establishes positive habits (stremline breakouts with fish kicks, legal finshes)
  • Further develops Breastroke and Butterfly
  • Conditions freestyle and backstroke for workout level distances
  • Teaches drills, sculling, flip turns (front and back), open turns
  • Leg strengthening through fin kicking

Swimmers will enter this group with knowledge of all four strokes and will leave ready to be a member of either the RSC USA Swim Team or the House League Swim Team.  

Who is Eligible for Prep Squad??

  1. Already graduated from our SwimAmerica Swim Lessons program (in the last year)
  2. Currently (or within a year) were in levels 6 or 7 in our SwimAmerica Swim Lessons
  3. Can swim 25 yards continuously freestyle and backstroke without help and at least 6 years old




NEW - Additional Details:

  • Only 1 adult per family is allowed to attend practices and masks for all ARE REQUIRED!!
  • No requirements for registering - you can register for as few or many practices as you wish
  • Swimmers will need to bring their own goggles, no shared goggles will be available
  • All registrations will be managed on a first come, first serve basis
  • Due to the low number of spots available, no special requests will be granted
  • Registrants will be emailed more details regarding pool entry/exit protocol procedures prior to practices beginning
  • Parents will not be allowed in the large pool area
  • 2 lanes will be used in the large pool area - the pond. There will be 1 swimmer on each end of the lane.
  • Social distancing will need to be followed by all swimmers
  • Rec Center staff will be responsible for implementing all cleaning procedures
  • All registrants need to enter and exit the building through Door #4 - see map below
  • No locker rooms or bathrooms will be available
  • On-deck managers will wear masks until all swimmers have entered the pool
  • These practices are similar to our private lessons (not offered at this time), therefore we will be providing the opportunity for make-up practices to take place.
    • If you have a swimmer feeling ill, parents must send an email to: [email protected] prior to 12pm(noon) on the scheduled practice day in order to be eligible for any make-up arrangements.
    • If your swimmer misses any lessons due to vacation, other commitments, etc. we will not offer make-up practices.

To Register:

  1. You will need to complete the REGISTRATION FORM - be sure to include the specific dates and times you are requesting
  2. If you have a credit on your Orcas account, that will be applied towards your final balance prior to any payment
  3. For any additional balance that is due, you will receive an invoice via email. You will then use the emailed invoice to remit payment for your balance.  Payment in full must be received prior to your scheduled practices.
  4. For any questions, please email: [email protected]