Mini FISH

Coach: Jeanne Fye

Practice Location:  Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, VA and The Madeira School in McLean, VA.

This group is for swimmers who are 8 years old or younger.

Swimmers practice two to three times per week. Mini-FISH2 practice twice a week, select swimmers who have approved by coaches can be placed in Mini-FISH 3 who practice three times a week. Practice duration is one hour.

Entry into this group is by coach's invitation only.

The success of the Mini FISH is measured in the ability to swim all strokes well; when this is accomplished, successful Mini FISH will be able to swim a strong IM.  This is accomplished by focusing on the following objectives:

  • to encourage proper swim technique through positive reinforcement
  • to ensure that the competitive experience is a positive one
  • to develop a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment so that swimming can become an enjoyable lifelong sport.

Goals of Developmental Group:

  • Swim a 100 IM legally (regardless of time)
  • Perform legal turns for each stroke.
  • Kick 4x25 @ :45
  • Push off and streamline to flags underwater with dolphin kick
  • Acquire basic understanding of the pace clock

Mini-FISH2 practice twice a week, select swimmers who have approved by coaches can be placed in Mini-FISH 3 who practice three times a week.

Swimmers in Mini-FISH 2 select one of the following from each column:

Wednesday 4-5pm Saturday 6-7pm
Friday 4-5pm Saturday 7-8pm
Friday 5-6pm  

Swimmers in mini-FISH 3 select one additional practice at the Madeira School:

Sunday 10-11am Sunday 11-12am