Summer 2021 - Prep Squad


What is Prep Squad? 

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.  

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

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTERING.  All registrations are final.


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.

Download the RAINOUT LINE app on your phone, check the website or call the phone number. YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS!! 

  1.  Go to www.rainoutline.com & Search ROCHESTER SWIM CLUB
  2.  Click on Rochester Swim Club/Orcas
  3.  On the left margin, select Email/Text Alerts
  4.  Register for your preferred notification method 

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


PRACTICES OFFERED:

Location: Rec Center, warm pool

Dates of Session: June 8 - July 15

Practice Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Practice Time: 4:00-4:45pm

Cost: $98 for each day you register for the session
The amount charged is for each day of practice you register for per session

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


DETAILS COVID-19 ADDITIONAL ITEMS
  • Only 1 adult per family allowed to attend practices. NO SIBLINGS ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND, unless they can be in a stroller for the entirety of the practice
  • All practices are 45 minutes and available for swimmers ages 6-13
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE ENTERING THE RECREATION CENTER AT ALL TIMES
  • No wait list will be available for registration once practices are full
  • Parents will be able to observe practices
    from outside the pool area, through the glass
  • Practices will have a limited number allowed, to follow social distancing parameters
  • Rec Center staff will be responsible for implementing all cleaning procedures
  • All practices are held at the Rochester Recreation Center
  • NO LOCKER ROOMS OR RESTROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE. If needed, swimmers will have access to a restroom on the pool deck
  • No make-up practices offered due to vacations, other committments, etc.
  • All registrants will need to enter and exit the building through Door #4 of the Rec Center - see the map 
  • All registrations are final. No refunds will be issued unless due to a medical reason, which will be evaluated on a case by case basis
  • All coaches and our on-deck managers will be wearing masks during practices
  • IF YOUR CHILD IS FEELING ILL?

    Parents MUST email [email protected] prior to 2pm on the scheduled lesson day in order to be eligible for any make-up lesson to be arranged or a credit applied for that missed lesson

We take your trust in us very seriously. Our staff is dedicated to working hard to maintain rigorous safety and cleaning procedures to keep our facilities as safe as possible.

We want to provide programs to your swimmers, however to ensure everyone's safety we need EVERYONE to help and make sure you are not putting others at risk during this time.  If you or your swimmer is not feeling well, please contact us and DO NOT come to swim lessons. 

  • If practices are FULL, no additional swimmers will be added.  A limited number of swimmers per practice are allowed.

To Register Click HERE