Seahawks Team Level Requirements & Lesson Levels
White Team Requirements: Ages 5 & up. Child must be able to complete 50 yards of crawl with rythmic breathing (freestyle), 25 yards of back and breaststroke and be able to do a front dive from the block and a front flip turn. This team is designed to prepare a younger or inexperienced swimmer for the demands and skills of swimming with the Blue Team. The instruction will concentrate on the proper mechanics of all four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Child will also learn the proper starts and turns.
Blue Team Requirement: Participant must be able to swim 8 x 50 yards freestyle on the :60 second interval and the 100 Individual medley without disqualification. Swimmer must also make 25 yards freestyle without breathing. Swimmer must also be able to successfully complete a freestyle and backstroke flip turn, breaststroke pulldown, as well as the racing dive.
Silver Team Requirement: Participant should be able to: 1) swim the 200 yard individual medley without disqualification, including the breaststroke pull down and free and back flip turns, and, 2) do a swim set of 10 consecutive 50 yards of freestyle on the :50 second interval, and 3) make 25 yards dolphin kick underwater without breathing.
Platinum Team Requirement: Participant should be able to 1) swim the 400 meter individual medley without disqualification, including the breaststroke pull down and free and back flip turns and, 2) do a swim set of 10 consecutive 50 yards shortcourse of freestyle on the :40 second interval, and 3) make 25 yards underwater dolphin kick on their back without breathing.
Beginning Lessons (ages 3 & up) Child will be taught the basics of beginning swimming: front float, back float, kicking on stomach and back, simple crawl stroke movements and jumping or diving into deep water.
Competitive Stroke Lessons
Child will be taught the basics for the three competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Participants are also taught the proper techniques for an effective racing dive. Requirement: Child should be able to front float and back float for at least 10 seconds with no limb movement. They must also be able to propel themselves in the water, head down, while alternating to breathe by rolling on their backs without stopping for 15 yards. Child should have no fear of jumping into deep water.