Novice (9-12)

The Novice program is for swimmers 9-12 years old who have progressed through our Rockhopper program or are new to the sport of competitive swimming. The program places heavy emphasis on technique, beginning competition, being a part of the team, personal challenge and achievement, an increased level of fitness, and having fun! An important goal is for each athlete to develop a love for the sport of swimming through the introduction of new skills, giving athletes new and individual challenges, and helping them enjoy racing. Dryland exercises and increased stretching will begin at this level.

Ages: 9-12
Objectives:
  • Develop a strong base level of swimming skills
  • Be introduced to swim meets and learn about being on a team
  • Begin developing self motivation
  • Advancement into the Junior program
  • Have fun
Prerequisites:
  • Evaluation by the coaching team
  • Ability to swim 25m Freestyle (Front Crawl) and 25m Backstroke
  • Knowledge of Breaststroke and Butterfly is an asset
Attendance: Attend 3 practices/week and all scheduled swim meets/team events
Equipment:
  • Penguin Swim Cap
  • Penguin T-Shirt
  • Penguin Suit
  • Water Bottle
Practice Schedule:
Tuesday 6:15-7:35 PM MacEwan University (MAC)
Thursday 6:15-7:35 PM MacEwan University (MAC)
Saturday 8:30-9:50 AM MacEwan University (MAC)
Sessions:
Fall September 12 - December 16, 2017
Winter January 9 - March 22, 2018
Spring April 3 - June 16, 2018
*Starting April 23, 2018 the practice schedule will be modified due to pool renovations
  2017-18 Fee Schedule and Policies

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