Silver Medal Club8 & Under

This group focuses on teaching the fundamental skills of all four competitive strokes, as well as learning technique through stroke drills, turn drills, start drills and games. A huge emphasis is put on learning while having fun. Basic dryland exercises are also introduced to increase coordination, balance and basic core strength.

Our 8 & Under Team practices 3x/week for 60-minutes. Swimmers in this group range in age from five to eight years old and should attend 2-3 practices per week and compete in at least two designated meets per season.

The basic requirements for swimmers on the 8 & Under Team are as follows:

  1. Ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping.
  2. Be able to swim freestyle with rhythmic breathing.
  3. Demonstrates good body position in the water while swimming freestyle and backstroke.
  4. Be able to do 25 yards of dolphin kick.
  5. Shows basic initial breaststroke technique.
  6. Demonstrates an ability to listen and follow directions from the coach.
  7. Shows excitement for swimming!
  8. Placement in this group is decided by the lead coach.

Equipment Requirements: Practice - long fins, short kick board, cap and goggles, water bottle (no glass), well fitted practice suit (no baggy shorts for boys). Meets – team suit, team cap, team t-shirt.

Parents must attend the 8 & Under Team Parents’ Meeting at the beginning of every season.