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White Group: Pre-Competition Swim Team

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Group Dynamic: This pre-competition group develops the fundamentals basic competitive strokes, water safety, and a solid foundation of swimming technique. Children transition at this level from having an instructor in the water with them to taking instruction from a coach on deck.

With a focus on kicking and drill progressions, the swimmers acquire the skills needed for efficient swimming. Once sufficient body coordination and control are achieved, swimmers are ready to gradually develop the skills to swim up to 300 yards to be considered a "strong swimmer."

After completing the four 1-month levels of the pre-competition classes, most swimmers will be ready to move to the Novice swim group with Race Pace Club AZ (3x per week for 1 hour). Students who demonstrate skills suitable for that group may be moved up by coach's discretion.

Swimmers focus on streamlining, developing body awareness and coordination within the water, having fun safely, and fostering interest in the sport of swimming.

Entrance into group: Must demonstrate the ability to swim unassisted without stopping with face in the water and air recovery. Enrolling a child in our Swim School can get them ready for this stage.

Training Frequency: 30  to 45 min 3x/week

Yards: 300

Equipment: A pair of goggles, swim fins, kickboard, and a water bottle.

Move up requirements:

  • Ability to swim all four strokes in legal fashion (50 freestyle, 25 breaststroke, 25 backstroke, 12.5 butterfly)
  • Willingness to compete in a swim meet and attend 2 of 3 practices per week
  • Knowledge of basic pool etiquette such as three-point entry, circle swimming, in-water starts, listening to coach’s instructions, and basic turns.

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