Group Description:

Catfish introduces children to competitive swimming. The fundamentals of all four strokes are taught as well as skills that will allow them to function as part of a swim team. Skills and fun are emphasized.    

Entry requirements:

  • 25 yard freestyle with proper side breathing
  • 25 yard backstroke

Swimmers who have passed the following lesson levels are typically ready for Catfish:

  • Tukwila – passed Super Strokes Level
  • Evergreen – passed Intermediate Lessons Level
  • Seattle Public – passed Advanced Swimmer Level (eligible for Summer Swim League)
  • Mt. Rainier – passed Learn-to-Swim Level 4

Group Objectives:

  • Stay on the right side of the lane
  • Come to practice on time with goggles and SMAC cap
  • Give the coach undivided attention during instruction
  • Streamline kick 5 yards from wall
  • Swim 25 yards of legal Breaststroke
  • Swim 25 yards legal Butterfly
  • Perform legal flip turns and open turns
  • Legal dive from side of pool

Practices offered 3x per week

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Practice Schedules