CCA Pre-Comp
 Learn to Compete!

2022 Pre-Comp Program Schedule
Summer Session 1: June 14th- June 30th (Tu/Wed/Thu 1st week is 5:45-6:30PM PM, remainder of session will be 9-9:45AM)
Summer Session 2: July 5th- 20th (Tue/Wed/Thu 9-9:45AM)
Fall Session 1: Sept 6th-30th (PM Schedule) ANTICIPATED
Fall Session 2: Oct 4th-28th (PM Schedule) ANTICIPATED

Tryouts: Announced on the CCA webpage approximately 3 to 4 week before each session start.

Sign Ups: Open 2 to 3 weeks before each session start via the CCA Swimming website registration page.

Cost:  CCA registration fees are $180 (sibling discounts available within the same program registration); plus $20 for the USA Swimming FLEX Membership (required for insurance purposes). 

California Capital Aquatics (CCA) Pre-Competitive Program provides a small class style pre-competition experience for those wanting to join CCA full time or prepare for future seasonal swimming.

Purpose:  Swimmers will be assigned into groups with a coherent progression to joining CCA through an organized teaching structure that both the swimmers and the parents can understand.  Groups will be based on skill knowledge, grouping swimmers to match appropriate levels.   Pre-comp Program will include 11 sessions ~ This program is designed for swimmers wanting to start exploring competitive swimming.  This is not a learn to swim program.  If you are interested in learn-to-swim please visit our friends at the City of Roseville Parks & Rec!

Group Structure:  We have 3 group levels based on skill.  Group descriptions and coaching approach can be found on the CCA Swimming page under the Pre-Comp Tab.  Each session will have no more than 24 swimmers total spread across the 3 different groups.  If demand is high enough we will add an additional practice time to each session.

CCA Pre-Comp Program Level Descriptions


Our Pre-Comp Program will be divided into 3 levels designed to prepare swimmers to compete at USA Swimming meets and develop their skills to handle training with the CCA year-round team.  Each level will be designed to maintain a low coach to swimmer ratio so the athletes get the necessary instruction needed.  Advancement through the program will be decided by the coaching staff, with regular communication and reports provided to the swimmer and their families.  Generally, if a swimmer is ready to advance their group placement will change at the conclusion of the session, however the coaching staff reserves the right to changes the placement of a swimmer at any time if it is in the best interest of that athlete.  Once an athlete has shown proficiency at the skills focus in GOLD they may be invited to join the CCA year-round team in the PRE-WHITE group. 

Please note- as soon as the athlete shows they have legal freestyle or backstroke they are encouraged to attend a local USA Swimming meet and participate in those events.  The Pre-Comp coaching staff will help you through the meet and event sign up process!

Requirements: Can float on Front and Back after entering water, has concept of Freestyle and Backstroke
Training Breakdown: 100% Instruction
Stroke/Skill Focuses
Free- Kick with Big Arms/Side Breathe
Back- Kick and Body Position
Breaststroke- Concept/intro to kick
Butterfly- Kick and Body Motion intro
Turns- Push off underwater correctly
Flip Turns- Jump off bottom and summersault
Starts- Kneeling Dive
Kicking in streamline on Back and Stomach
Training Test: 4x25@1:00 Kick, 4x25 Freestyle @ 1:00
Meet attendance: when freestyle/backstroke approved by coach- encouraged to try 25 free/back at meet

Requirements: Swim free with concept of side break, swim 25 backstroke with long arms, understands motions/concepts of Butterfly and Breaststroke
Training Breakdown: 70% instruction, 30% training
Stroke/Skill Focuses
Free- Big arms and learning side breathing pattern- connecting kick in stroke
Back- Kick and Rotation with good body position
Breaststroke- Developing legal kick into streamline, introduction of pulldown
Butterfly- Kick and learning timing/breathing (fins use)
Turns- Push off streamline correctly
Flip Turns- INTRO Flip at wall & push off streamline on back & stomach
Starts- Kneeling Dive & Standing dives from sides
Training Skills- Use of pace clock (simple times)
Training Test: Kick: 6x25 Kick @ 1:00, Free 3x50 @ 1:30  Sprint Challenge: 6x25 @ :50, Aerobic Challenge: 1x100 Free no stop
Meet attendance: 25 free/back at meets, intro to 50 free at meets

Requirements: Swim free with proper side breathing for a 50 or through challenge sets, Backstroke long arms for a 50 with streamline off walls, legal fly kick, developed legal breaststroke kick
Training Breakdown: 60% instruction, 40% training
Stroke/Skill Focuses
Free- Kick, side breath with different patterns, applying flip turns in training
Back- Kick and Rotation with proper finish & turn timing
Breaststroke- Legal kick with arms timing.  Understands pullout
Butterfly- Kick & breathing timing with proper arms (fin use)
Turns- Push off streamline correctly with travel kicks
Flip Turns- Flip at wall & push off streamline on back& able to rotate into freestyle
Starts- Kneeling Dive & Standing dives from sides, intro to block use
Training Skills: Use of pace clock (:05/:10/:15/:20 intervals)
Training Test: Kick: 6x25 Kick @ :45, Free 4x50 @ 1:20,  Sprint Challenge: 6x25 @ :20 rest, Aerobic Challenge: 2x100 Free @ :20 rest no stop during

Next step - PRE-WHITE Group on CCA year-round team!