PRACTICE GROUPS

Choose the group you feel your swimmer currently belongs in.

FINS offers many different groups for all ages and abilities!

Little FINS

Ages 5 to 8
Very Beginner

Seahorses

Ages 6 to 10
Beginner

Marlins

Ages 7 to 10
Intermediate & Advanced

Swordfish

Ages 11 to 15
Intermediate

Sharks

Ages 10 to 14
Advanced

Dolphins

Ages 13 & Up
Intermediate & Advanced

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 an entire 25-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

Ages 6 to 10 - Beginner

Primary Focus:

  • – Basic introduction and strengthening of all four strokes.

Requirements:

  • – Swim across an entire 25-meter pool 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.

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.

Swordfish

Ages 11 to 15 - Intermediate

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 an understanding of all four strokes. Strokes may not be refined, but swimmers are familiar with the general motions that make up every stroke.
  • – Note: This group is made up of swimmers who have spent time on a swim team as well as swimmers who are still developing their swimming careers and have not spent as much time in the pool. Divisions within this group will exist based on swimmer’s ability.

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.

Sharks

Ages 10 to 14 - Advanced

Primary Focus:

  • – Perfecting all four strokes and all technical skills (turns, starts, breaststroke pullouts, underwater kick-outs, breakouts etc.)
  • – Being race ready in all four strokes.

Requirements:

  • – Display strong refined racing skills in all four strokes.
  • – Display a strong understanding of technical skills (starts, turns, streamlines, underwater kick-outs, etc.)
  • – Note: Most swimmers in this group have spent several seasons on their summer team or under some type of organized swim instruction. They have spent time working on different drills to perfect all four strokes. Most of these swimmers have racing and aerobic experience.

Group Goals:

  • – Work to perfect all four strokes.
  • – Master advanced swim drills.
  • – Work to perfect all technical swim skills (turns, starts, breaststroke pullouts, underwater kick-outs, breakouts etc.).
  • – Gain further exposure to aerobic & race pace swimming.

Dolphins

Ages 13 & up - Intermediate & Advanced

Primary Focus:

  • – To perfect all four strokes and further swimmers’ abilities to take on aerobic swimming.

Requirements:

  • – Have a strong understanding of all four strokes and technical skills.
  • – Be able to swim beyond 50 meters in a continuous fashion.
  •    Note: Most swimmers in this group are looking to prepare for high school swimming or looking to swim for additional aerobic exercise.

Group Goals:

  • – Refine all four strokes and technical skills further.
  • – Gain exposure to more advanced swim drills.
  • – Gain further exposure to aerobic swimming and higher levels of yardage.
  • – Gain exposure to race strategy and meet preparation.

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