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Developmental Swimming Program:                         Go back to summary

Spring Session starts 4/9/16

If you are new to Radnor Aquatic Club Devlopmental groups and are interested in signing up, please email our Head Developmental Coach, Tanya, at TMCurtis28@gmail.com

Barracuda Group

The Barracuda team is RAC’s developmental group and feeds into RAC’s Varsity team. Barracuda will run in two sessions. Session I is September to November; and session II is January to March.

Swimmers must be able to demonstrate an efficient free style and back stroke, as well as a level of knowledge and ability in the other strokes. Barracuda’s group goals are to continue learning and practicing the basics of all four strokes in a fun environment. Swimmers will also begin to learn and implement both practice and training skills.

The program is designed for swimmers needing additional stroke and technique work in order to be “meet-ready.” Swimmers participate in three practices per week. The season includes a fun, “Turkey Splash” meet in November. Depending on progress achieved, Barracuda swimmers may be offered a place on RAC’s varsity team. All Barracuda swimmers are encouraged to sign up for Spring Stroke Clinics in April in order to continue their stroke development.

Piranha

The Piranha team is RAC’s pre-developmental group. Piranha will run in two sessions. Session I is September to November; and session II is January to March.

Swimmers must be able to complete a full lap of free style unassisted.  Acceptance into the program will be at the coach’s discretion. Piranha’s group focus is to provide a fun learning experience where swimming skills and strokes will be introduced and practiced in small groups. The program is designed for swimmers needing basic stroke development. Swimmers participate in two practices a week.

The season includes a fun, “Turkey Splash” meet in November. Depending on progress achieved, Piranha swimmers may be offered a place in the Barracuda team. All Piranha swimmers are encouraged to sign up for Spring Stroke Clinics in April in order to continue their stroke development.

Minnow

The Minnow group is a pre-developmental group designed for swimmers to improve to the Piranha Group. Minnow will run in two sessions. Session I is September – November; and session II is January – March.

Swimmers must be able to complete a full lap unassisted. Swimmers must also be confident and comfortable in the water. The program is designed for swimmers needing basic stroke development in a small group setting. Freestyle and Backstroke are the main focus. Acceptance into the program is at the coach’s discretion. Providing a fun, learning experience is emphasized.

The season includes a fun, “Turkey Splash,” meet in November. Depending on progress achieved, Minnow swimmers may be offered a place on the Piranha team. All Minnow swimmers are encouraged to sign up for Spring Clinics in April to continue their stoke development.

 

Stroke Development

The Stroke Development group is a developmental group designed for swimmers 10 years of age and older and feeds into RAC’s Varsity team. Session I is September to November; and session II is January to March.

Swimmers must be able to demonstrate an efficient free style and back stroke, as well as a level of knowledge and ability in the other strokes. Stroke Development group goals are to continue learning and practicing the basics of all four strokes in a fun environment. Swimmers will also begin to learn and implement both practice and training skills.  This group is very similar to Barracudas but will run at a faster pace and it’s designed for swimmers that need to skip the first level of Varsity swimming because of their age and size.

The program is designed for swimmers needing additional stroke and technique work in order to be “meet-ready.” The season includes a fun, “Turkey Splash” meet in November. Depending on progress achieved, Stroke Development swimmers may be offered a place on RAC’s varsity team. All Stroke Development group swimmers are encouraged to sign up for Spring Stroke Clinics in April in order to continue their development.