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Junior Squad

The Junior squad is the second tier in UVAC swimmer development. The focus of this group is on continuation of proper technique for all four strokes and turns, and the introduction of aerobic conditioning.  The Junior squad requires not only a firm grasp of the fundamentals of swimming, but also an age appropriate level of physical, mental and emotional maturity.  To gain entry to the UVAC Junior squad the following criteria must be met:


  • 9 to 13 years of age 


  • Swim all four strokes legally
  • Conduct a legal turn for all four strokes, including the IM
  • Dive from starting block
  • Read the pace clock on the :00, :15, :30 and :45 intervals
  • Swim regular workouts of 1800 - 2300 yds


  • Up to 6 sessions per week 

  • Session duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Gear Requirements

  • Water bottle

  • Fins

  • Kickboard

  • Pull buoy