FALL GROUP DESCRIPTIONS AND PREREQUISITES

Below are updated descriptions, prerequisites and pricing for each of the Seals swimming groups. Please familiarize yourself with them now, before registering, and make every attempt to place your swimmer in the proper group. 

We are a competitive swim team that participates in USA Swimming, Pacific Swimming and the Marin Swim League competitions. Swimmers should have a goal of participating in competitions within one to two years of joining the program. Since basic skills are not taught at practice, swimmers should have a strong foundation of swim lessons prior to joining the team.  Swimmers joining at the Seal Pup, Ribbon Seal or Harbor Seal levels may need supplemental swim lessons to advance to the next group.  

 

 

Group Name 

Age Groups & Level 

 

Prerequisite  

 

 

 

 

Seal Pups 

 

 

6 – 8 Novice 

 

 

Freestyle & Backstroke Proficiency 

 

 

 

Ribbon Seals 

 

 

6 – 8 Intermediate 

9 – 10 Novice 

 

 

Freestyle & Backstroke Proficiency 

4 x 25 Freestyle Swim @ 1:00 

 

 

 

Harbor Seals 

 

 

8 – 10 Advanced 

11 – 12 Intermediate 

 

 

Freestyle & Backstroke Proficiency 

Proficiency in Butterfly and/or Breaststroke kick 

4 x 25 Freestyle Swim @ 1:00 

 

 

 

Grey Seals 

 

 

12 – 14 Advanced 

15 – 18 Intermediate 

 

 

Proficiency in all competitive strokes 

  1. IM < 2:00 

6 x 25 free kick @ 0:50 

4 x 25 free swim @ 0:40 

4 x 50 free swim @ 1:20 

 

 

 

Leopard Seals 

 

 

15 – 18 Advanced 

 

 

100 IM < 1:20  

6 x 50 free kick @ 1:10 

6 x 50 free swim @ 1:00 

4 x 50 free swim @ 0:50 

 

 

Novice: Proficient in freestyle and backstroke. Freestyle proficiency requires sideways breathing. Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted without stopping. Must be confident and safe in deep water.  

 

Intermediate: Proficient in at least three competition strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and/or butterfly). Can maintain focus during basic interval sets 4 – 12 minutes in duration.  

 

Advanced: Proficient in all four competition strokes and competition turns. Can maintain focus during interval sets up of at least 12 - 40 minutes in duration. Swimmers at this level are expected to be focused and model behavior for others.