Competitive Swim Team
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The competitive swim team gives swimmers the opportunity to further develop and challenge their skills and enjoy the rewards of a cohesive squad. Swimmers compete and represent VillaSport in official USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets.COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM SCHEDULE AND FEES
We offer many options for junior swimmers 4 years and older to ensure we find the perfect fit for all skill levels. Our program offers small coach-to-swimmer ratios, which allows for personalized attention. All groups are encouraged to attend USA swim meets.
Swimmers are required to bring a set of fins, kickboard, pull buoy, goggles and small paddles to practices. VillaSport team swim caps will be provided.
GUPPY | Minimum Age 4
Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle 50 yards and backstroke 25 yards. Young swimmers will work on developing basic movements and fundamental skills. Competitive swimming, interval training, flip turns, breaststroke and butterfly will be introduced in a positive, fun and structured learning environment.
MINNOW | Minimum Age 5
Prerequisite: Swimmers must meet all Guppy prerequisites and have knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes. Swimmers refine proper stroke techniques in all 4 competitive strokes with corresponding turns and finishes. They will begin working on interval training and pace clock recognition.
SNAPPER | Minimum Age 6
Prerequisite: Swimmers must have knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes and enjoy competitive swimming or swimming for fitness. Swimmers will continue refining the 4 competitive strokes and be introduced to stroke training and drills. Aerobic and anaerobic practices will be introduced to increase training capacity and improve performance.
MARLIN | Minimum Age 7
Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim all 4 competitive strokes with enhanced stroke and skill development, complete legal turns and understand interval training. Swimmer focus on stroke technique and aerobic conditioning is increased. The objectives for swimmers in this group are legal strokes, basic movement literacy and fundamental swimming skills.
BARRACUDA | Minimum Age 8
Prerequisite: Swimmers must be legal in all 4 competitive strokes, individual medley and turns, and be working towards seasonal goals. Coach approval needed to enter this group. Swimmers will focus on all 4 strokes, turns, finishes and interval training. They will perform more difficult training sets during practices and learn about proper nutrition, racing strategies, strength conditioning, flexibility and goal setting.
FLYING FISH | Minimum Age 10
Prerequisite: Swimmers must meet all Barracuda prerequisites and have a desire to make swimming their primary sport. Coach approval needed to enter this group. Swimmers will be required to interval train and focus on the ability to handle increased training workloads and a dry land program to help with core body strength. They will continue to learn about proper nutrition, racing strategies, strength conditioning, flexibility and goal setting.
For more information on the Competitive Swim Team, email the Aquatics Director, or call 281-296-3676. Please remember that classes, programs, lessons, and events including summer camps and before and after care are non-refundable and non-transferable.