1. Novice

    This is our introductory group into year-round swimming that allows maximum opportunity to participate in other activities. The priority is to teach the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes by means of drills and games that make swimming fun! Swimmers are learning all the rules of competition for USA Swimming and proper workout etiquette. While there is no attendance requirement, it is recommended that swimmers come consistently in order to improve. The more often they attend workout, the more engaged they will be while making friends (which will make them want to come more!).

    Novice Group Requirements

    • 6-10 years old (age can vary and does not guarantee placement; Coaches have final discretion on this)
    • Ability to swim a 25 of both freestyle and backstroke
    • Previous swim experience recommended (swim lessons or summer league team)

Novice Group Goals

  • Develop the skills to progress into the Age Group II Red group.
  • Introduce and improve stroke technique, body awareness/balance, starts, turns, and streamline skills.
  • Participate in Team-hosted intrasquads/meets and other meets in LSC while gaining the skills and confidence to race all 4 strokes legally.
  • Learn about District and Championship competition level with the pursuit of reaching these levels.
  • Learn about goal setting for both short and long-term success.
  • Learn about how their attitudes can affect themselves and others around them.
  • Actively listen and respect coaches and fellow swimmers at all times

Novice Coaches: Amy Strathman / Alli Baldwin