Our youngest Whales, generally ages 4-6, are on the pre-team. These swimmers practice in the shallow end and may still be working on becoming acclimated to the water. Basic skills are taught through a variety of games. The emphasis is on feeling comfortable and confident in the water while working on basic kicking and arm strokes.
Traditional Swim Team
For swimmers who are generally ages 7-10 and who are not quite ready for practicing successive lengths in the main lap lane area, we hold practice in a 3 1/2 to 4 foot deep area of the pool. The emphasis is on freestyle, backstroke, and breathing. The goal for these Whales is to compete in a B Meet by the end of the season.
Practice for older swimmers includes swimming multiple lengths during practice in the lap lanes. Swimmers are practicing all 4 strokes. The lap lanes are differentiated by age and ability to provide the best practice for each swimmer regardless of experience.