FALL PRACTICE GROUPS

September-November

Choose the group you feel your swimmer currently belongs in.

FINS offers many different groups for all ages and abilities!

Please choose your time carefully! There are no practice time switches or accommodations whatsoever allowed during the FINS Fall Season.

**Families enrolled in the 2019-20 season who are eligible for a COVID Credit will indicate this at the time of checkout. All families must first checkout and pay and will then receive a COVID Credit Refund within 3-5 business days.

little-fins

Little FINS

Ages 5 to 8
Very Beginner

seahorses

Seahorses

Ages 6 to 10
Beginner

swordfish

Marlins

Ages 7 to 10
Intermediate & Advanced

marlins

Swordfish

Ages 11 to 15
Intermediate

sharks

Sharks

Ages 10 to 14
Advanced

dolphins

Dolphins

Ages 13 & Up
Intermediate & Advanced

little-fins

Little FINS

Ages 5 to 8 - Very Beginner

Primary Focus:

  • – To further our swimmers’ comfort level in and around the water while learning the basic elements to a successful freestyle.

Requirements:

  • – Kick across a 15-meter pool on a kickboard unassisted.
  • – Place their face completely underwater and blow bubbles.
  • – Feel happy in and around the water without mom or dad present.

Group Goals:

  • – Become comfortable and confident swimming unassisted.
  • – Learn the basic components of a strong freestyle.
  • – Learn to practice alongside teammates and feel comfortable in a team setting.
seahorses

Seahorses

Ages 6 to 10 - Beginner

Primary Focus:

  • – Basic introduction and strengthening of all four strokes.

Requirements:

  • – Swim across an 15-meter dive well unassisted.
  • – Show that they have a general understanding of freestyle and are familiar with the basic components of the stroke.
  • – Float on their backs and have a general understanding of the basic components of backstroke.

Group Goals:

  • – Learn the basic components of all four strokes.
  • – Begin to refine strokes so that they can be swum with correct technique.
  • – Introduction to technical swim skills such as streamlines and send-offs.
  • – Introduction to swimming drills and swimming vocabulary.
  • – Learn to practice alongside teammates and feel comfortable in a team setting.
swordfish

Marlins

Ages 7 to 10 - Intermediate & Advanced

Primary Focus:

  • – Refining all four strokes and all technical skills (turns, starts, breaststroke pullouts, underwater kick-outs, breakouts etc.).

Requirements:

  • – Comfortably swim beyond 25 meters of the pool.
  • – Have a clear grasp of all four strokes.
  • – Note: Most athletes in this group are swimmers who have spent time on a swim team or have received some type of organized swim instruction. They feel confident swimming back and forth with ease, but their strokes are still in need of fine-tuning.

Group Goals:

  • – Work to perfect all four strokes.
  • – Gain exposure to race pace swimming.
  • – Become proficient with all technical skills (starts, turns, breakouts, underwater kick-outs, pullouts, etc.)
  • – Further swimming vocabulary and learn new drills that help our swimmers understand the different components that make up every stroke.