info@minisinkvalleyaquatics.comP.O. Box 2 Slate HIll NY 10973 US

NOVICE GROUP


In order to participate in Minisink Valley Aquatics as a Novice Swimmer, children must be able to complete a 25 yard Freestyle and 25 yard Backstroke. Swimmer must also be able to perform a 30 second back float.

Novice Group is our beginner level developmental training group. Ages for this group range from 5-10 years of age. This program is designed for advanced swim lesson children who want to become competitive swimmers. Novice Group’s goal is to develop good practice habits and stroke mechanics while providing a fun and safe atmosphere for swimmers. Introduction to basic competitive swimming is the major focus of this group.

Novice Group puts emphasis on team building, sportsmanship and good practice habits. Proper lane etiquette is another important component to this training group; swimming patterns, send-offs and passing skills will be stressed. Legal technique is taught in all four competitive strokes. Swimmers will be introduced to the pace clock and taught how to complete practice sets correctly in this level. Goal Charts will be used to chart swimmers progress with training group goals.

All ESSL TEAM MEETS and all HOME US Meets are MANDATORY. 
Novice Group practices five (5) days a week for one (1) hour per day.
Practices are held Monday-Friday between 5:15 and 6:15 PM.
We recommend attending at least 3 practices per week.
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