This class is a year-round practice open to all experienced swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive and non-competitive) wanting to improve overall fitness and swimming technique. Practice is led by a Level 2 USAT certified coach. All participants must be able to swim 300 yards with proper technique and breathing; this is not an instructional course.
CARA Swim Team
Offered only in summer at H2O’Brien Pool. The CARA program was created and designed to be a program with a strong recreational format for the non-ranked, non-sanctioned participant. Competition has its place in the program and all participants are encouraged to do their best, however, it must be emphasized that the competitive nature is of secondary importance. The development of skills and sportsmanship, while stressing participation for all and assuring each swimmer and/or diver experiences some degree of success are the main goals of this program. Must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop using front and backstrokes, and comfortable in deep water.
This activity focuses on improving endurance, form and efficiency in swimming. It includes drills; enhancing arm stroke and leg performance. All swimmers must be able to continuously swim 100 yards and be proficient in the four main strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers must have passed Learn-to-Swim Level 4.
Swim Stroke Clinics
Swim Stroke Clinics are designed for students who already have a strong foundation of the fundamentals of swimming and desire to learn more advanced swimming techniques. These clinics put an emphasis on proper technique over speed. A strong technical foundation will ensure that students’ progress much faster when the time comes for them to work on speed. Each session will focus on one stroke, along with turns, starts and dives. Students must be able to continuously swim 100 yards and be proficient in the four main strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers must have passed Learn-to-Swim Level 5.
This class is designed to guide youths ages 12-14 to the American Red Cross Lifeguard program and is an ideal transition between the Learn-to-Swim program and the lifeguarding training course. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle continuously, tread water for one minute, and swim 10 yards underwater. Each participant will receive their Basic Water Rescue and CPR/AED & First aid certification. Class is taught by an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard Instructor.