Hours of Operation
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Pre-fins is a great way to keep your child active this year while introducing them to Dolphin Club swim team program! Practices are run as a hybrid between a swim team practice and group swim lessons. This gives the swimmers more personal attention from our coaches to improve their strokes, while also giving them a taste of the competitive swimming world. We will be holding fun intra-squad meets at the JCC throughout the year. The Pre-fins program emphasizes learning, fitness, and fun!
Pre-Fin swimmers will learn the basics of all four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) in an encouraging atmosphere. The coaches focus on teaching proper stroke technique, introducing starts and turns, and developing a joy of swimming using games, activities, and challenges. The interpersonal skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming also will be taught – working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, and having fun.
Participation in swim meets is a family’s/swimmer’s choice. Coaches will assess each swimmer to make sure they are ready to compete and will only enter them in events they are eligible to swim.
Two practices a week are recommended but not required. Each practice session lasts 45 minutes. Swimmers can expect to work up to swimming 500 to 1,000 yards per practice session.
Pre-requisite for the Pre-Fin Group:
Able to complete a 25-yard freestyle and backstroke without assistance