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We are a year-round team and do not run sessions. If you choose to drop at any time during the year, notify admin@quicksilversantacruz.org. More info can be found at Drop Policy.

We offer various levels of our non-competitive track, all with the aim of progressing toward competitive swim level for the youngest swimmers, as well as stroke refinement and conditioning targeted for high school age swimmers looking to swim refine stroke and conditioning in preparation for high school swimming and water polo season. Stroke Development is offered at Simpkins Family Swim Center, Soquel High School, and the Watsonville High pool.  Our stroke development programs are continuous, year-round with ongoing registration.  

We ask that all families provide their own fins for their swimmers.

Stroke Development (Simpkins)

Prerequisites – Must be 5 years old. Must swim 2 lengths of the pool without fins and without stopping. Must kick 4 lengths of the pool nonstop. Demonstrate knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Must know how to side breathe. Need to swim for 45 minutes without fins.

This group improves upon freestyle and backstroke technique. It also introduces breaststroke and butterfly, learns flipturns, dives, circle swimming, reading the clock, and streamlines.

Recommended age range 5-8

Equipment used: kick boards and fins

SD Monthly Dues 2x a week $90.00

SD Monthly Dues 3x a week $95.00

Pre-Comp (Simpkins)

Prerequisites – Completion of Stroke Development and/or demonstration of equivalent skills. Knowledge and ability in all four strokes. Must complete 100 IM, swim without fins for 45 minutes, demonstrate flipturns.

Recommended age range 6-12. Not for children over the age of 12. If you are over 12 and interested in swimming, please see our Senior Technique and Conditioning Group below.

This group perfects technique in all four competitive strokes and introduces swimmers to interval training and techniques used in competitive swimming.

Equipment used: kick board and fins

Pre-Comp Monthly Dues 2x a week $95.00

Pre-Comp Monthly Dues 3x a week $100.00

Senior Technique and Conditioning (Soquel High School)

Prerequisites – Must be 12 years old. Must be able to swim for 45 minutes without fins.

Swimmers will improve stroke technique and conditioning for their particular goals starting at their existing level of competency.  This level is best for swimmers with experience and water sport athletes looking to improve technique and endurance throughout the year.

Recommended age range 12-18

Equipment used: kick board and fins

Senior Technique and Conditioning Monthly Dues 3x a week $100.00

Watsonville Stroke Development (all levels)

Prerequisites – Must be 5 years old. Must swim 2 lengths of the pool without fins and without stopping. Must kick 4 lengths of the pool nonstop. Demonstrate knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Must know how to side breathe. Need to swim for 45 minutes without fins.

Watsonville Monthly Dues 3x a week $95.00