Winter 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

Practice times, details and registration information is below!!

Price: $84 - for each day of practice you register for per session

*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 $84 x 2 = $168 for the session*

Winter I: January 5 - February 11 (6 weeks)

Winter II: February 14 - March 25

  • No practices on March 18 & March 21, prices reflect this

Sunday: $70
Tuesday: $84
Thursday: $70


Practice Day Practice Time Pool Used
for Practice
Sunday 4:00 - 4:45pm  OR Large competitive pool
5:00 - 5:45pm Large competitive pool


4:30 - 5:15pm

Warm pool


4:30 - 5:15pm

Warm pool

Each practice will be limited to a certain number of swimmers, as we can have only so many swimmers per lane.

  • 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
  • No wait list will be available for registration once practices are full
  • Parents will be able to observe practices
    from outside the pool area
  • 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
  • All registrants will need to enter and exit the building through Door #4 of the Rec Center - see the map below
  • 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 send an email to [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 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 allowed.  A limited number of swimmers per practice is allowed.

To Register Click HERE