The Otters are the first level of age group swimming here at Cottonwood Heights Aquatics Team. This group is comprised primarily of our 11-under swimmers. These swimmers must have 4 legal strokes. This group will emphasize stroke development and endurance. This group refines and builds upon fundamentals while introducing more advanced drills and efficient technique. There will also be a strong emphasis on developing and refining competition skills. Some specific skills being taught will include: legal technique in all four strokes, competitive turns, competitive starts, interval training with a pace clock and an introduction to training sets. Basic dryland routines will be incorporated 4 times a week for 15 minutes each time before we swim to increase basic athleticism.  Athletes need to wear t-shirt, shorts and gym shoes over their swimsuit for dryland.  

Expectations: 3-4 practices per week, 1 meet per month

Coach(es):    Coach Chad Reimschussel  ([email protected]) and Coach Aaron Samms

Practice Times

Short Course (Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule): Monday through Friday from 4:35 – 6 p.m.

Long Course (Summer Schedule – when school is out): Monday through Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Equipment Needed  Team suit, Fins (Sporti floating fin is best), Speedo Snorkel, Speedo Power Paddles (the Blue size is best), Kick Board, Mesh Bag and Water Bottle.  

Cost: $205 - $230 quarterly