Younger age group athletes (~10 & under) who are new to the sport and still developing proficiency in all four strokes and basic racing skills.


Swimmers must be able to swim 2 laps of the pool continuously in two different stroke disciplines (likely freestyle and backstroke).


  • Beginners should attend 2-3practices a week
  • Beginner athletes should attend at least 3 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the appropriate championship meet at the end of the season.
  • Beginner swimmers should attempt the IMX challenge in order to encourage meet participation and development in all four strokes.
  • Swimmers will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie 8 & Under Championship meet or the Local Regional Championship Meet, with the goal of qualifying for the Lake Erie Age Group Championship.

Training Focus

Practices will be primarily instructional, focus on stroke instruction, race skill development, and basic practice skills (understanding how to read a clock and understand workout lingo)

Test Sets

Beginner swimmers will occasionally perform “GOLF” 50s of every stroke in order to assess technical development.


See practice tab