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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 December – March.

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.

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 December to March.

Swimmers must be able to complete a full lap of free style unassisted. Swimmers must also be confident and comfortable in the water. 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.

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.

Barracuda Group

The Barracuda team is RAC’s developmental group and feeds into RAC’s team. Barracuda will run in two sessions. Session I is September to November; and session II is December 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. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in USA mini- meets and SAL invitational meets as well. 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.