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Developmental Swimming Program:                         Go back to summary

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

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.