Pre-Team Group Description
The Pre-Team group is for swimmers approximately ages 5-8 who are new to the sport.  The goal of this group is to teach foundational technique for freestyle and backstroke through drills, repetition, and games. These techniques include: correct breathing habits, a steady kick, correct head/body position, and drills teaching the mechanics of freestyle and backstroke. Kids will quickly see improvements and will become confident swimming 25-50 yard distances unassisted.  Swimmers will attend 8 classes per month:
Current members need to notify Missy (missy@aasa-atx.com) with intentions to continue Pre Team, proceed to Bronze, or suspend their account by the 20th
New swimmer's Registration to join the upcoming month of Pre Team will open the 20th of each month.
 
Schedule for October:
Group A: Tuesday 7:00-7:30pm and Friday 6:30-7:00pm
Group B: Thursday 4:00-4:30pm and Saturday 11:00-11:30am
October Dates

  • Group A: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
  • Group B: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Schedule for November:

Group A Only for November

November Dates - to be held on Thursdays 4:00 - 4:30 and Saturdays 11:00 - 11:30

  • Group A: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24, 29
  • Week 1: 1, 3 (held at 9:30 due to swim meet)
  • Week 2: 8, 10 (time TBD)
  • Week 3: 15, 17
  • Week 4: 24, 29 (no practice on Thanksgiving)

Registration

Prior to registration you must complete a tryout.  The tryout will determine if your swimmer is appropriate for this group, or should join another ASC group.  To schedule a try-out, please contact Coach Missy at Missy@aasa-atx.com.
Registration for the Pre-Team group will be different than team members joining Austin Swim Club. Registration will still be done online through Team Unify; however, the details listed below are unique to the Pre-Team group:
  • Registration to join the upcoming month of Pre Team will open the 20th of each month for new swimmers.
  • Swimmers will be registered for the USA Swimming Flex Membership program
  • The USA Swimming Flex Membership cost is $25 and is good for 1 year
  • A copy of the swimmer’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration
  • Swimmers register for 1 month at a time. At the end of the month, the coach will let you know whether to repeat the Pre-Team group, or advance to the Bronze group.
  • There will be 2 Pre-Team groups.  There are no substitutions between group practice times.
  • Pre-Team members will not be competing in sanctioned meets. We will end each month with a non-sanctioned swim meet where we will time each swimmer in 2-4 events.
  • Equipment needed: suit, cap, goggles, junior kickboard, fins
  • A one-piece suit for girls and jammers for boys is appropriate attire. (No swim shirts or board shorts please,these make swimming more difficult as they weigh the child down.)
  • ASC team gear is not required, but available for purchase
  • All gear can be purchased at Swim Freak - 4032 South Lamar Blvd
  • After you have registered, please email copy of birth certificate to: jeanie@aasa-atx.com.  Swimmers are not officially registered and placement is not secure until all paperwork has been received!
Pre-Team
$60 per month
2 weekly swim sessions
Once your swimmer has learned the basics of swimming, he/she will graduate and be invited to join ASC’s Bronze group. In this group, they will continue focusing on technique, and will add breaststroke, butterfly, and other skills. When they shift to Bronze, they will need to register as an ASC team member through Team Unify.
 
ASC Groups - Additional fees will apply
 
• USA Swimming Membership - $75; this amount transfers swimmers from the Flex Membership to the regular USA Swimming Membership.  The regular USA Swimming Membership is required for all ASC athletes.

• Team Registration Fee - $175; this includes T-shirts, caps, car decal, shoulder bag, and includes the administrative fee.