Fall 2021 - Prep Squad

We are offering two fall sessions for practices that are twice each week: Fall 1 and Fall 2.
One fall session will be offered for practices that are once per week on Sunday.

  • Please be sure to read all the information below carefully. No special requests will be allowed and all registrations are final!

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.  It is recommended all swimmers participate in Prep Squad for a maximum of two (2) sessions prior to joining our Rochester Swim Club team.

Focal points of Prep Squad practices:  

  • Introduces lane etiquette (circle swimming, lining up, how to pass)
  • Establishes positive habits (streamline breakouts with fish kicks, legal finshes)
  • Further develops Breaststroke 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 join the Rochester Swim Club USA Swim Team or the House League.  


  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 on front and back without help and at least 6 years old

Practice times, details and registration information is below!!

*If you want your swimmer to practice on Sunday and Thursday, then you need to register for Sunday and also register for Thursday practice, your total billed amount would be $98 x 2 = $196 for the session*


Day of Practice Cost Practice Time


Fall 1:   $84 per swimmer

Fall 2:   $98 per swimmer

4:30 - 5:15pm


Fall 1:   $70 per swimmer

Fall 2:   $84 per swimmer

Fall 1: September 21 - October 28 (no practice October 21)

Fall 2: November 2 - December 16 (no practices November 24, 25)

  • Due to an event taking place at the Rec Center on November 11th - No Locker Rooms will be available!

Day of Practice Cost Practice Time

$140 per swimmer
(10 weeks)

Sunday: September 26 - December 19 (no lessons on October 24, 31; November 28)

  • Due to an event taking place at the Rec Center on November 21st and December 5th - No Locker Rooms will be available on these dates!

Lesson details and registration information below!!

  • 45 minute practices

  • All practices will be held in the Rochester Recreation Center warm water pool, which is heated to 85 degrees

  • All registrants will need to enter and exit the building through Door #4 of the Rec Center, which is off the main parking lot on the south side - see the map 

For more information - check out our Lesson's Frequently Asked Questions

  • No siblings are allowed to attend, unless they can be in a stroller or stay next to the parent for the entirety of the lesson
  • ALL children (ages 12 & under) are REQUIRED to wear masks once entering the Rec Center and they need to remain on until they walk in the pool doors for practice
  • Coaches will have a choice to be masked or not. ONLY those that have been fully vaccinated will be permitted to not wear masks (subject to change)
  • IF your child is feeling ill, awaiting a Covid test, is in quarantine, etc: Parents, you MUST email [email protected] prior to 2pm on your swimmers scheduled practice day in order to be eligible for any make-up practices or credits for any missed practices to be arranged

CANCELLATIONS & UPDATES: This is the ONLY communication method we use when cancellations occur. Pool accidents occur occasionally as we work with young children.
Also, weather issues arise.

All announcements will also be posted to our Facebook page: 
Rochester Orcas Swim Lessons



Practice specifics, skills, etc. - Contact Coach Nancy

[email protected]
Registration, Orcas account items, website, $$ - Contact Shelley

[email protected]

To Register Click HERE