Developmental Groups

  • - No previous swim team experience is necessary.
  • - We recommend 2 practices per week. You are welcome to come more often but there are no practice requirements.
  • - With the exception of Pre Team, all of these groups are taught in our Olympic Pool. Pre Team is taught in our Instructional Pool. 
  • - Fun, low-key intra-squad swim meets are offered bi-monthly. Participants in the developmental groups are encouraged to attend but not required.
  • - Practice groups are assigned at the beginning of each session. Swimmers must practice only with the group they are assigned. Promotions can occur mid-session with our Head Coach’s approval only.  
  • Pre-Team (Ages 6 – 9)
    The goal of this group is to prepare swimmers for participation on our swim team. Emphasis will be placed on developing stroke technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
  • Prerequisite: participants must be able to swim 25 yards continuous freestyle with side breathing and must be able to swim 25 yards backstroke. Until our summer session begins June 15th you may attend any of the 9 practices offered throughout the week.  During summer you must attend the specific Pre-Team group you register for.

Fitness Swimming (Ages 10 – 15)
The goal of this group is to improve stroke technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing endurance and physical fitness in the water.

  • Prerequisite: participants must be able to swim 100 yards continuously (any stroke).

Blue I (Ages 7 – 10)
The goal of this group is to develop proper stroke technique in all four competitive strokes and to develop a love for swimming and physical fitness.

  • Prerequisite: participants must be able to complete 50 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards of breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.  MUST BE A YEAR-ROUND ATHLETE, NO SUMMER ONLY REGISTRATIONS.

Blue II (Ages 11 – 18)
The goal of this group is to cultivate a love and appreciation for swimming while increasing endurance, health and general physical fitness levels. This group is perfect for those who love the water and want to get in shape while increasing their swimming ability but are not looking for a competitive environment. Stroke technique and endurance work will be accomplished through both fun and challenging sets. This is the ideal place to develop great training habits for life.

  • Prerequisite: participants must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle and 50 yards of breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.   MUST BE A YEAR-ROUND ATHLETE.  NO SUMMER ONLY REGISTRATIONS.

Recreational Water Polo (Ages 8 – 14)
The goal of this group is to expose both boys and girls to the basics of water polo and friendly competition. All levels are welcome, no prior water polo experience is necessary. Swim development and fundamental water polo drills are the focus of every practice session.

  • Prerequisite: participants must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle and be able to tread water for one minute.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The above practice groups are NOT part of our USA Swimming program.