SBY's New Website
Swim Birmingham YMCA is a year-round program offering training for beginners through national level competitive swimmers. SBY Vestavia's certified coaches will dramatically improve your child’s swimming ability while maintaining a focus on the YMCA’s core character values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. SBY competes in both USA Swimming meets, as well as YMCA competition. SBY is a member of the Southeastern Swimming Local Swimming Committee. Southeastern Swimming is one of 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSC's) that make up USA Swimming, the governing body for US Olympic Swimming. Southeastern Swimming represents about 7,900 swimmers from 79 clubs located in the States of Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. For more information visit Southeastern Swimming's website here.
Swimmers are organized by age and are grouped within those divisions by ability. There will be lanes for each age group with varying levels of practice difficulty. SBY offers practice days from two to six days a week, as well as progressive calisthenics and strength training. Practices are Monday thru Saturday after school; times will vary depending on group placement. The beginner to the most experienced swimmer will be challenged while perfecting their technique and building endurance, all while having fun!
We are a competitive swim team. We offer groups specifically designed for competitive swimmers who are seeking to swim at a National and Regional Level. Participation in our Senior groups will require more of your child's time and dedication. These swimmers will be required to sign a "Code of Conduct" contract to be held accountable for how they act and represent SBY. Additionally, these swimmers will be expected to maintain a certain GPA at school and obtain volunteer hours around the city.
This is an online calendar for all parents to view through Team Up. It is highly recommended that you favorite this page and check it regularly, as it is the best way to stay updated on all practices and swim meets. There is also a Team Up app for iOS and Android platforms. Please see your email for information on how to subscribe to our calendar on the app.
SBY: Vestavia Team Calendar
The Remind app is a free tool that we use to communicate quickly and efficiently with our swim team families that have subscribed to our team. This is a great way for you as a parent to receive immediate updates on current events, for example, when a practice is cancelled due to bad weather. Through Remind, we will send real-time messages to the team. We highly recommend you download the app so you can stay connected. Please see your email for information on how to subscribe.
SBY Summer Swim Team is a fun, competitive summer league swim team for ages 5-18. Age groups are divided into 6 groups: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18. The team encourages regular swimming to build endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. Participation on the team is based on basic swimming abilities.
Online Registration opens May 1. Please visit our new site, www.swimsby.org for information as it becomes available.
$265 YMCA Members | $330 General Public
Includes JSSC registration fee, JSSC dual meets, team t-shirt, entry into SBY Invitational, and SBY swim cap.
*Optional meets will be offered during the summer for an additonal fee
For more information or to schedule an evaluation for your swimmer, please contact Coach Nick Lambert at 205-578-2994 or email@example.com.
How do I contact the coach to discuss my swimmer?
Your child's coach has a tight schedule while on deck, often moving from group to group with a small break in between to prepare for the next group. It is best for the athletes if the coach is allowed to focus on them during practice, so please do not approach the coaches during practice. We prefer you contact your child's coach through their email, listed on the 'Meet the Coaches' page. If the coach looks free before or after practice, feel free to ask the coach if they have a moment to set up a meeting to talk.
How do I stay informed?
Read team emails and coaches updates, and mark important dates on your calendar. Visit the website frequently, as it is updated often. Use the Parent Information tab to find answers to many questions you may have about what to bring to meets, how to encourage your swimmer, etc. Plan to attend team events if possible, the best way to stay informed is to be involved with your team families.
Does the team practice year round?
Yes. There are two 'seasons' of swim team that encompass most of the year. The Short Course season begins in August and ends in February, and the Long Course season begins in February and ends in July. There will be various breaks during the year to allow for swimmers to rest. The length of these breaks will depend on what group your swimmer is in.
How many practices should my swimmer attend a week?
Consistent practice attendance will play a key role in your child's success at every level of the program. Each group in the program is offered a practice schedule that is appropriate for the age, and skill level of the swimmers in the group. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as their family's schedule allows. Please see our group descriptions (coming soon) for recommendations based on your swimmer's level. As your child moves up into the higher levels, it becomes important to communicate with your coach if you need to miss practice. Keep in mind that each practice is designed with a goal and builds on the previous practices, so your coach may need to adjust goals with your swimmer.
Can my swimmer play other sports and swim for SBY?
Yes! We have many multi-sport athletes on our team. However, we do have guidelines for swimmers at different levels of the sport to consider. It is important to remember that our swimmers will set goals and expectations for performance based on their level of participation.
We do not discourage swimmers from participating in other sports. We do encourage our swimmers to continue to swim while participating in other sports so they do not regress in their swimming skills. Swimming is a 'whole body' sport and muscle memory is an important part of developing strokes. Repetition is key.
11-13 Year Old Swimmers:
This age range contains a vital window of time for the aerobic development of a swimmer. This should be taken into consideration when deciding to add other sports. Additional sports are not discouraged, but the amount of consistent training the swimmer participates in at this age will affect their performance. Our coaching staff will fully support the swimmers in whatever they choose to do, and will work with them on developing realistic goals and expectations for performance.
14-18 Year Old Swimmers:
Many swimmers at this age have chosen to focus on swimming exclusively. However, we do have many swimmers who want to experience other sports at the high school level. Again, we will not discourage them from pursuing other sports. We will discuss with the swimmer their goals for their future swimming career, and give recommendations for expectations based on those discussions.
What should I do during practice?
You are welcome to drop your child off at practice and come back to pick him/her up. Please be on time to pick your swimmer up from practice, as our young swimmers are not allowed to linger in locker rooms, whirlpools, or showers without adult supervision. If you choose to stay on deck, please view practice from the chairs or tables on the upper deck. Refrain from coaching from the chairs, giving hand signals, or otherwise trying to get your swimmer's attention. This allows your child's coach to keep their attention. If your assistance is needed, the coach will come get you.
What does my child need to bring to practice?
Make sure your child comes prepared for practice with their suit, a towel, goggles, and a swim cap. If your child has long hair, it will be helpful if their hair is pulled back out of their face. Please check the Equipment Needs tab for further equipment requirements by group.
How do I know if my swimmer is ready for a meet?
If you have a question about whether or not your swimmer is ready to swim a meet, please contact your child's coach. Meets are not mandatory.
How do I sign up for swim meets?
Approximately two weeks prior to the entry deadline, an email will be sent out to the team with the meet details, deadline for entry, and cost. The entry deadline is very important. Please follow the instructions in the email on how to sign your swimmer up for a meet. Late entries are accepted but will be charged an additional fee.
Haley Burt, a Senior at Oak Mountain High School, represented SBY at Junior Nationals in Greensboro, NC from December 5-8. Junior Nationals is the highest level meet for an 18&Under swimmer other than Olympic Trials. This marks the first time an SBY swimmer has qualified for this meet since 2012. Congrats to Haley and go SBY!!
Swim Birmingham YMCA saw 21 athletes from 12 different schools compete in the 2018 AHSAA State Swim & Dive Championships in Auburn, AL. The swimmers were on a mission as they racked up 13 medals in the 6A-7A classification. Congrats to the following swimmers who brought home 6 individual and 7 relay medals:
Haley Burt (2nd 50 Freestyle, 2nd 100 Freestyle)
Caroline Lawrence (3rd 200 Freestyle)
Austin Stallworth (2nd 50 Freestyle, 3rd 100 Freestyle)
Abby Brown Strohmeier (3rd 100 Freestyle)
Rebecca Chow-Wah, Sydney Nelson (2nd 200 Free Relay)
Austin Stallworth, Evan Trueb (2nd 200 Free Relay, 3rd 400 Free Relay)
Patrick Dixon (3rd 200 Medley Relay)
The 12 & Unders mirrored the Senior's success in Birmingham during the CTA 12&Under Santa Splash. SBY came away from the meet with 8 High Point Award Winners and one new 12&Under Girl Team Record!
Kennedy Cleasant (12yr old) *Team Record 50 Fly
Josie Corgill (9yr old)
Charlie Crider (10yr old)
Maria Crider (8yr old)
Parker Currey (8yr old)
James Gaston (8yr old)
Jackson Hartsough (11yr old)
Ken Ning (12yr old)
A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the volunteers who helped make such a successful meet possible! It was a great sight to see so many green SBY caps together cheering one another on and racing to the best of their ability! The team atmosphere shown on deck this weekend really makes this sport special. Please congratulate the following swimmers who broke TEAM RECORDS at the meet this weekend. Results posted on the "Results Page"
50 Butterfly - Kennedy Cleasant 29.20 (Alaina Long 29.47 2017)
50 Backstroke - Christopher Rubin 25.64 (Christopher Rubin 27.06, 2018)
50 Butterfly - Christopher Rubin 24.61 (Austin Stallworth 25.08, 2018)
200 IM - Christopher Rubin 2:04.07 (Hal McKay 2:04.13, 2011)
50 Freestyle - Haley Burt 24.81 (Emily Linn 25.42, 2011)
50 Breaststroke - Haley Burt 31.96 (Cate Mehrer 40.84, 2016)
50 Butterfly - Haley Burt 27.94 (Laura Terrebonne 28.33, 2011)
50 Breaststroke - Gaston Petznick 30.36 (Alex Baker 32.06, 2012)
Our own Haley Burt was selected for the 2017-2018 Scholastic All-American Team! This is a great honor for any swimmer and highlights not only their efforts in the pool, but also where it counts most, in the classroom! Haley is a Senior at Oak Mountain Highschool, serves as Southeastern Swimming's Athlete Representative, and is a Junior National qualifier. Congrats Haley!
Congratulations to the 5 SBY Swimmers who were just selected for the 2017-2018 Age Group All Star Team posted this weekend! Join me in celebrating the following individuals and their success in the pool!
Jack Motl & Victor Song
Congratulations SBY swimmers!
With the team continuing to grow, we are happy to announce that we have added an additional site for our Level II group at the Shades Valley YMCA! This allows us to offer two time options for the group which runs M-Th at either 5-6pm or 6-7pm. Coach Amber and Coach Ashlynn will be heading up this site.
Make sure to register HERE!
SBY rocked Knoxville, TN as the TEAM came together for some outstanding swims! Almost every swimmer left each prelim session with lifetime best times while those making it back to finals consistently swam up and improved their placement. Quite an impressive feat for a long 4 day meet! Achievements such as this are rarely done alone and can be attributed to the hard work that the TEAM put forth during months of practice and having their teamates rally behind them during races.
Leading the way for the team was Haley Burt who added two Junior National Time Standards in the 50 & 100 Free while scoring in every event she swam. Caroline Lawrence became a first time YMCA National Qualifier after her performance in the 50 Freestyle while Christopher Rubin and Austin Stallworth added several more events to their own YMCA National event list. This brings SBY's total to 6 YMCA National qualifiers for the year! Team goal complete!
Also scoring for the team:
Charlie Crider (200 Free & Medley Relay), Aiden English (200 Free & Medley Relay), Carrie Hatch (100 Bk), Andrew Hilsmier (200 Fr & Medley Relay), Maddie Hunsberger (200 Fr, 100 Fly, 50 Fly), Sydney Nelson (400 Fr & Medley Relay), Ali Ouellette (1500 Free), Abby Strohmeier (400 Fr & Medley Relay), and Liam Willey (200 Fr & Medley Relay).
Great job to all! Practices will conclude July 28th and resume again August 13th. We hope to have online registration up by August 1st. General practice schedule will remain the same with slight changes to Level II, Pre-Team, and Developmental Lessons. When those have been finalized, we will send out any changes.
We are so glad you are interested in becoming a meet official! Meet officials help run consistent, high-quality and technically-correct competitions for USA Swimming and the YMCA USA. Meet officials are imperative to running successful meets. We have many parents on our team who fill different roles, so if you have questions, please let us know.
Swim Birmingham YMCA (SBY) is a member of both USA Swimming and YMCA USA Competitive Swimming and Diving. A USA Swimming official can officiate a YMCA meet, but can not be the meet referee and there must be at least 1 YMCA official as the meet referee. A YMCA official can not officiate at a USA Swimming meet. The majority of meets we attend are USA Swimming sanctioned meets.
Process for becoming a USA Swimming Meet Official (PDF)
Please go to the National YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving site for imformation on becoming a YMCA official here.
2017 USA Swimming Rule Book
Officials Online Testing
Athlete Protection Training
USA Swimming Officials Information Page
Southeastern Swimming LSC Page
National YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving Page
SBY SCY Team Records (Updated 10/3/18)
2018-2019 Vestavia SCY Best Times (Updated 10/3/18)
The times above are a report of Vestavia YMCA's swimmers' top times for each event. Find your name and track your progress!
2018 Vestavia Branch Motivational Time Standards
Motivational Time Standard Explanation
2020 USA Swimming Olympic Trials
2019 Phillips 66 National Championships
2019 Speedo Summer Junior National Championships
2018 Speedo Winter National Championships
2018 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships
2018 Futures Championships
2019 YMCA National Short Course Championships
NISCA All-American Time Standards
2017-2018 Scholastic All-American Time Standards
2019 Short Course Yards Southeastern Championships
2019 Short Course Yards Southeastern Championships Bonus
2019 Long Course Meters Southeastern Championships
2019 Long Course Meters Southeastern Championships Bonus
AHSAA Sectional and State Qualifying Times
Southeastern Zone Recruiting Rules
The letter above is from the Chair of the Southeastern Zone Board of Review regarding recruiting. This rule applies to everyone, from swimmers, to swim families, to coaches, to friends and beyond. Please read, and if you have any questions email your coaches. Instructions for reporting recruiting violations are on the Southern Zone swimming website.
Through our contract with Speedo, all items listed below can be purchased at a discounted price! Speedo Team suits are highly encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose not to wear a team suit, please have your child wear a one piece black swim suit to all meets. Team suits, warmups and equipment can be purchased online here.
Mesh Bag, Speedo JR. Kick Board, Fins
Mesh Bag, Speedo JR. Kick Board, Fins, Speedo JR. Pull Buoy
Mesh Bag, Speedo Adult Kick Board, Fins, Speedo JR. Pull Buoy, Stroke Maker Paddles, Snorkel
Mesh Bag, Speedo Adult Kick Board, Fins, Speedo Pull Buoy, Stroke Maker Paddles, Snorkel, Freestyle Hand Paddles
Mesh Bag, Speedo Adult Kick Board, Fins, Speedo Pull Buoy, Stroke Maker Paddles, Speedo Dragtini Swim Parachute, Snorkel, Freestyle Hand Paddles
Mesh Bag, Speedo Adult Kick Board, Fins, Speedo Pull Buoy, Stroke Maker Paddles, Speedo Dragtini Swim Parachute, Snorkel, Freestyle Hand Paddles
If your family is new to the sport of swimming, the following documents will help guide you to become an expert swim team parent!
Swim Meets 101
Reading a Heat Sheet
Glossary of Swimming Terms
Getting to know Southeastern Swimming
*NOTE: After registering your for swim team, all parents should complete an Athlete Registration form. This is for USA Swimming Registration and will be effective from Fall 2017 through Summer 2018. This form can be returned to the Vestavia Aquatics Office or emailed to Coach Nick. If you child swam with a different team besides SBY in the spring of 2016, you will need to complete an Athlete Transfer form for each of your children. Once you have completed the correct form(s), please email them to Nick Lambert.
Do you have a child interested in swimming in college? Check out the below documents for some helpful information! If you have any questions, please contact Coach Nick.
College Recruiting Timeline
College Recruiting: The Steps
College Swimming Questions
Finding College Scholarships
Look For It (online tool to help the college search process)
Speedo Team suits are highly encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose not to wear a team suit, please have your child wear a one piece black swim suit to all meets. Team suits and equipment can be purchased online HERE. For group equipment needs, please click on the Equipment Needs and Team Store tab.
Nick Lambert, Aquatics Director and Head Swim Coach
P: (205) 578-2994
2018-2019 Short Course Meet Schedule
Nov 2-4 BSL Cranberry Classic @ Huntsville, AL
Nov 16-17 AHSAA Sectionals @ Birmingham CrossPlex (HS Swimmers Only)
Nov 30-Dec 1 AHSAA State Championships @ Auburn, AL (Qualifiers Only)
Dec 3 AU 1 Day Meet @ Auburn, AL
Dec 8 CTA Santa Splash @ Birmingham CrossPlex (12&Unders Only)
Dec 5-8 Speedo Junior National Championships @ Greensboro, NC (Qualifiers Only)
Jan 18-20 AU (Prelim/Final Meet) @ Auburn, AL
Jan 25 MYB Closed YMCA Meet
Jan 26-27 MYB Capital of Dreams 12&U P/F (13&O will swim in PM session)
Feb 9-10 Region 3 Championships @ Birmingham CrossPlex
Feb 22-24 Southeastern Championships @ Huntsville, AL (Qualifiers Only)
March 1-3 AU Meet (Prelim/Final) @ Auburn, AL (Non SES Qualifiers)
April 1-5 YMCA Nationals @ Greensboro, NC (Qualifiers Only
If you have questions, please email Coach Nick.
Trussville YMCA Meet (Nov 10)
Initial Deadline: Monday 11/5
CTA 12&Under Santa Splash (December 8th)
Initial Deadline: Friday 11/23
Coach Nick has been coaching swimming in Birmingham for the past 11 years. In addition to numerous summer league programs, he spent 8 years at Birmingham Swim League, working his way up from Head Developmental Coach to Interim Head Coach. Most recently he has made coaching the Vestavia YMCA branch of the Swim Birmingham YMCA (SBY) team his home. Nick has enjoyed success throughout his career and has had the opportunity to coach swimmers at the highest levels of the sport, including Olympic Trials qualifiers, Junior Nationals Qualifiers, Southeastern Champions, YMCA National Qualifiers, High School State Champions, and multiple Southeastern Zone Allstar Teams, one of which won the Southeastern Zone Championships.
Prior to his coaching career, Coach Nick studied Athletic Training at Troy University, where he was a member of the Troy University Track & Field Team and served as a Student Athletic Trainer for the Troy University Football Team. Nick's background in Athletic Training helps him focus on injury prevention as a tool in producing well rounded, long term athletes. Nick develops dynamic workouts for each group, believing that training methods should always reflect the swimmers' and group's current needs. This method goes alongside Coach Nick's long-held view that athletes benefit most from participating in both group and individualized training.
Nick resides in Pelham with his wife, Jennifer and his four children. In his free time he enjoys playing in the yard with the family, swimming, and working on projects around the house. Contact Coach Nick for more information.
Coach Melissa's main responsibilities will be assisting and filling in as needed for the Junior I and Junior II Groups. Melissa has her Bachelor's from Auburn University in Human Sciences focusing on Child Development and a Master's Degree from AUM in Elementary Education. She began swimming at age 5, and continued swimming competitively through her Senior year of High School. While swimming, she narrowly missed a Junior National cut in the 100 fly and was offered athletic scholarships to two DII schools. Melissa's passion for teaching combined with her love of swimming make her a valuable asset to our coaching staff.
Melissa and her husband Brandon Mayfield have three children: Ella, Evie, and Zoey. Contact Coach Melissa for more information.
Coach Amber joined SBY's staff in January of 2018 and was key in the development of our age group swimmers during the Spring. She will continue to lead our Level II Groups which swim out of Shades Valley while assisting as needed with all other groups. Amber started swimming at the age of 4. Growing up in Tuscaloosa, AL, she would swim for the Barracudas during the summers. While attending the University of Alabama, she coached multiple age groups for Crimson Tide Aquatics.
Amber spends her free time enjoying the company of her husband, 5 dogs, and 2 cats. Contact Coach Amber for more information.
Coach Ashlynn joined the SBY coaching staff at Shades Valley in December of 2017. Ashlynn has been coaching for 4 years for various summer league and year-round club teams. She has worked with all age groups, but she has a special soft spot for the younger kids who are just beginning their swimming journey. She enjoys setting up a solid foundation for future well-rounded athletes and facilitating a fun, competitive atmosphere for her young swimmers.
In addition to coaching experience, she had a very successful 13 year-long competitive swimming career. She joined a summer league team at the age of 7, and began competing on a year-round team soon after. In middle school and high school, she was consistently ranked top 10 for her age group in the state of Alabama. Her swimming career continued into her first year of college at Wingate University where she finaled in the 200 and 500 freestyle at the NCAA Division II Bluegrass Mountain Conference.
Coach Ashlynn is currently pursuing an English degree at Jacksonville State University. In her free time she enjoys riding horses and hiking with her Australian Shepherd, Ollie. Contact Coach Ashlynn for more information.
Coach Samantha just recently joined our SBY family and will be responsible for coaching our Pre-Team and Developmental groups as well as assisting Junior I & Junior II. Samantha began swimming at age 5 and continued her career through highschool where she swam for Birmingham Swim League and Swim Birmingham YMCA. During the summers she also swam for Homewood Park and Rec where she won several state championships in butterfly, backstroke, and several relays. Her efforts in the pool led to offers from both DI & DII swimming programs. Samantha's passion for swimming will make her a great addition to the team!
Samantha lives in Vestavia Hill with her two cats. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Contact Coach Samantha for more information.
Daniel Kamber heads the Masters program at Vestavia YMCA. Daniel represented the USA as a member of the 2004 USA Paralympic Team. In addition to his responsibilities at the Vestavia YMCA, Daniel is also the head coach of the Lakeshore Foundation swim team. For more information on our Masters program, please visit the Masters Swim Team page under Healthy Living, or click here.
Online registration is now open. Please email Coach Nick Lambert if you need assistance registering your child. Space is limited and some groups may be at maximum capacity.
For new or transfer swimmer evaluations, please email head coach Nick Lambert.
NOTE: After registering your child for swim team, all parents should complete an Athlete Registration form. This is for USA Swimming Registration and will be effective from Fall 2018 through Summer 2019. This form can be returned to the Vestavia Aquatics Office or emailed to Coach Nick. If your child swam with a different USA Swimming team prior to SBY, you will need to complete an Athlete Transfer form for each of your children. Once you have completed the correct form(s), please email them to Nick Lambert.
We offer two payment methods for our spring and fall sessions:
Option 1: Pay the year in full (Junior I, Junior II, Senior I, & Senior II).
Option 2: Pay 6 months at a time (Junior I, Junior II, Senior I, & Senior II).
Option 2: Split the group program fee into monthly payments. This option requires a credit card or bank account number to be on file. The first payment will be drafted at time of registration; each subsequent month will be drafted on the 1st or 15th of each month.
*Summer Swim Team at Vestavia YMCA not included in Year Round Pricing.
Group Developmental Lessons COMING SOON
**The prices above do not include a mandatory Registration Fee of $120 for all swimmers who are competitive. This fee includes USA Swimming Registration, Speedo Team Cap, and Team Shirt. This fee is non-refundable and is due in full at time of registration.
***The prices above do not include any fees associated with any swim meet your child participates in during the season. All meet fees are non-refundable and are due prior to the date of the meet.
This group requires coach’s invitation. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate the ability to compete on a Regional and National level, and the ability to train to this level. Seasonal and Annual training plans are followed. 8 practices are offered, and swimmers are expected to attend each of those. Weight training is integrated into the dryland program
This group requires coach’s invitation. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate the ability to compete on a Regional level. Dedication to the sport is required of all swimmers in this group. Seasonal and Annual training plans are followed. 6 practices are offered, and swimmers are expected to attend each of those. More advanced dryland is introduced including proper form while using resistance equipment.
Swimmers must be able to demonstrate the ability to compete and train at a high level. Also able to demonstrate a high level of dedication to the sport. Seasonal and racing training plans are introduced. 5 practices are offered, and swimmers are expected to have a high attendance percentage. Advance aerobic and anaerobic training principles are introduced. USA Swimming IMX events continue to be the focus. Non weight bearing dryland concepts are introduced.
Swimmers must be able to perform all 4 strokes as well as starts and turns. Also able to read and follow a pace clock. Continuing to work on proper stroke mechanics in all 4 strokes as well as starts and turns. Aerobic training principles are developed as well as proficiency in underwater kicking. 5 practices are offered, with the understanding that swimmers at this level might be involved in other activities. USA Swimming IMX and IMR events are the focus. Dynamic stretching and dryland activities are introduced with the goal of developing flexibility and strength.
Swimmers must be able to perform a 25 each of Freestyle and Backstroke and have a basic understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly. Proper stroke technique is taught for all 4 strokes including starts, turns, and finishes for each. Basic pace clock skills are taught. 3 practices are offered with the recommendation of attending as many as possible.
Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 of Freestyle and Backstroke. Swimmers should be deep water safe. Proper stroke technique in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly is taught as well as correct starts, turns, and finishes for each stroke. There will be at minimum 1 instructor in the water and 1 on deck during practice
This group will be eight 40 minute classes with a maximum of 4:1 swimmer to teacher ratio. Skills that will be taught: breath control and air exchange, proper body position leaving the wall, freestyle pull pattern, freestyle kick, side breathing, backstroke pull pattern, backstroke kick, and backstroke finish. This group will start the swimmers on the path to becoming deepwater safe.
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