NCAC'S Precompetitive Team

NCAC’s pre-competitive programming is a great way to enjoy the sport of swimming without committing to a year round team. Some of our pre-competitive swimmers may continue with pre-competitive programming with NCAC throughout their swimming careers while others may use it as a steppingstone into year-round swimming program. Whatever they may be, we can help your swimmers tap into their swimming interests and achieve their goals.

NCAC’s pre-competitive program is for swimmers aged 5-18 years old and has practice opportunities 2-3x per week. There is no attendance requirement and no requirement to compete in meets.

Our fall season is 11-weeks and starts Monday September 12th. The last day of the season is Thursday December 1st (no practices November 24th & 27th). NCAC’s Pre-Competitive programming will be held at Bowman Gray on Monday's & Thursday's and at Heritage Hills on Sunday's. This combination allows NCAC to serve your children in the best way in consideration of pool and air temperatures and pool depths as well as environmental challenges like rain/storms.

NCAC offers 5 pre-competitive groups each of which focus on learning and refining all four swimming strokes. Swimmers will have an opportunity to compete in one NCAC meet each session, but participation in this meet is not a requirement.

There will be an annual NCAC registration fee of $100 per swimmer. Registration will include a NCAC team shirt, latex swim cap, and car magnet. 

Effective September 1st, USA Swimming will require families to register their own swimmers (rather than the club registering athletes). NCAC will provide you with more Information as we get closer to September and support you as we navigate this new process. The USA swimming fee for 12&Under Precomp swimmers will be $30 per member. All 13&Over athletes will be $78. 

All Pre-Competitive swimmers will need their own goggles, kick board, fins for practice.

Precompetitive Roster Groups: 

Mini Jump Start: This introductory level is for 5-8 year olds who are able to swim one 25 independently of freestyle. This group will focus on learning how to improve their freestyle, learn backstroke and breaststroke. This group will swim on Thursday's 5:15-5:45PM and Sunday's 3:15-3:45PM.

 

Jump Start: This intermediate level is for 9-12 year olds who are able to swim one 25 independently of freestyle and one 25 independently of backstroke. The goal of this group will be to improve and build on their technique in freestyle and backstroke while also learning breaststroke and butterfly. This group will swim on Monday's 5:15-5:45PM and Sunday's 2:45-3:15PM.

 

Mini Eels: This intermediate practice group is for 5-8 year olds who are able to swim one 25 independently of freestyle and one 25 independently of backstroke. The goal of this group will be to improve and build endurance in their freestyle and backstroke while also learning breaststroke and butterfly. This group will swim on Monday's & Thursday's 5:45-6:15PM and Sunday's 2:30-3:15PM.

 

Junior Prep: This practice group is for 9-12 year olds who are able to swim one 25 of freestyle, one 25 of backstroke and one 25 of breaststroke OR butterfly. The goal of this group is to learn and improve technique in all four strokes while building upon their endurance. This group will swim on Monday's & Thursday's 4:30-5:15PM and Sunday's 1:45-2:45PM.

 

Mid-High Prep: This practice group is for 13&Over swimmers who are looking to improve upon all four strokes while maintaining their endurance. This group is a perfect prep for high school or summer league swimming. Swimmers will focus on technique and be challenged. This group will swim on Monday's & Thursday's 6:15-7:30PM and Sunday's 1:45-2:45PM.

 

NCAC's 2022-2023 Membership dues can be found here