This is a very flexible program that helps swimmers of all abilities (must swim 25 yards unassisted) become part of a swim team. Swimmers as young as 6 years old up to the age of 16 are able to participate. This program emphasizes sportsmanship, the four swim strokes, skill progressions, confidence and safety. We encompass dry land training into our practice to develop endurance, strength, flexibility and mobility. We offer a team that builds unity together but leads into something far greater than just swimming, friendship.
Practices are offered Monday through Friday. We recommend that at least 2-3 practices are attended per week. We will be hosting an internal swim meet each session between each level to give some fun friendly competition.
Pre-Team (ages 6-9) - The goal of this group is to prepare swimmers for participation on our swim team. Emphasis will be placed on developing stroke technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim 25 yard continuously.
Blue I (ages 7-13) - This is an introductory level into our swim team. The main focus of each practice session is to develop proper stroke technique. Swimmers will work on all four competitive strokes, racing turns and racing dives, while also improving their stamina in the water.
Prerequisite: Participants must be able to complete 100 yards freestyle and 25 yards of breaststroke.
Blue II (ages 11 & up) - The goal of this group is perfect for those who love the water and want to get in shape while increasing their swimming ability but are not looking for a competitive environment. Stroke technique and endurance work will be accomplished through both fun and challenging sets.
Prerequisite: participants must be able to swim 200 yards freestyle and 50 yards of breaststroke and backstroke.
Information & Registration: Contact Jackie Pedregon, Aquatic Director, at Aquatics@BGFJCC.com