Pre-requisite criteria to join the pre-competitive team: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Unassisted is defined as completing 25 yards without touching the lane rope, wall, bottom of the pool, or any equipment (kickboard, fins, etc). Swimming 25 yards does not need to be a formal stroke. Swimmers who cannot swim 25 yards unassisted should contact [email protected] for a lessons evaluation.

 
 
RED Group - Pre-Competition Development (currently taking swimmers at CFBISD, BTW & LISD Natatorium)
This group is designed for beginning swimmers ages 7-11 that are still learning the strokes and basics of the fundamentals of swimming.  Primary focus is on learning proper technique in all four strokes, starts, and turns.  This group prepares swimmers for the competition groups of the team by teaching clock management, lane etiquette, and basic endurance.  
 
Equipment Requirements:
  • Goggles
  • Cap
  • Kickboard
  • Fins (no straps, full length, no zoomers)
  • Jr Pull Buoy

 

With the exception of religious reasons, swimmers on the pre-competitive team are not allowed to wear shirts in the water. Girls should wear a one piece swim suit and boys should wear jammers or briefs. Drag caused by swim trunks or shirts slows proper technique development.