2019 GuppiesGuppies and Minnows Information

Athletes 9 to 12 years of age

This group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique. Swimmers entering this group are expected to have a basic understanding of the strokes- Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle- thus previous experience or swim lessons are highly encouraged. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a committed basis.

Athletes will compete about once a month and can expect to be entered in mostly 50's and 100's during meets. Throughout the season we will work towards competing longer distance events such as the 200 and 500 Free, 200 IM, and 200's of stroke.

Required Practice Equipment: Competition style suit (girls- women's competition training suit, boys- jammers or briefs), swim cap, goggles, water bottle, towel

Optional Equipment per Athlete Needs: nose plug, ear plugs

Optional Equipment (club provides a team set but athletes are welcome to supply their own): kickboard, pull buoy, paddles, mesh equipment bag