Swim Team is Different than Swim Lessons
Our swim lessons give swimmers individual, focused attention. In lessons, instructors focus solely on their swimmer and show them how to change their technique to learn a skill better. They are right at their side during the lesson.
Swim Team consists of 12 swimmers and 2 coaches. Coaches are out of the water, watching swimmer’s techniques. Multiple swimmers will be swimming at once, so it is important that children on swim team can already swim the minimum requirements and have enough endurance to be in the water safely on their own.
Intermediate Swim Team
Swimmers who want to register into our intermediate swim team must already be able to swim freestyle and backstroke proficiently. Our swim team coaches will work on perfecting their technique in these strokes and building up endurance. They will also be introduced to the butterfly and breaststroke as well as flip turns.
If you are currently in lessons with us and your child is at a Sea Otter or Dolphin level, then the Intermediate Swim Team might be a great fit for them.
Advanced Swim Team
Swimmers who want to register into our advanced swim team must already be proficient in all four strokes: freestyle, back, butterfly and breaststroke. Our swim team coaches will work with the advanced swim team to refine all four stroke techniques, work on individual medley, and starts and turns.
If you are currently in lessons with us and your child is at a Great White or Killer Whale level, then they might excel in our Advanced Swim Team.
In addition to meeting the minimum level or stroke requirements needed for each swim team, children wanting to join swim team should be committed to working hard, good at following instructions and excited to swim and have fun!
Quick Checklist To See If Your Child Is Ready:
- Ages 6 to 14
- Are they currently a Sea Otter or Dolphin level? (Intermediate Swim Team)
- Are they currently a Great White or Killer Whale level? (Advanced Swim Team)
- Are they comfortable swimming in deep water for extended periods of time?
- Can they swim at least one length of the pool without stopping in freestyle and backstroke? (Intermediate Swim Team)
- Can they swim one length of the pool in all four strokes? (Advanced Swim Team)
- Can they listen to a coach and follow instructions?
- Are they committed to working hard and having fun?
If you still aren’t sure if swim team would be a good for your child, you can chat with your instructor after lessons to see if they think your child would be ready for swim team. The first day will be tryouts and then coaches will make the final placements after tryouts,
The first day will be a tryout to make sure your child is a good fit for swim team. Call us at 916-660-9492 to register.