Angler Fish, Sting Rays, & Sharks make up our stroke class program. These classes focus on stroke technique and endurance. Competitive strokes classes are held once per week and swim for 45-60 minutes. We also offer Conditioning Classes that meet 1-3 times per week for an hour. Due to the extended length, swimmers who want to participate in conditioning classes need to have completed our Dolphins level or be evaluated by a coach. Competitive strokes classes & the conditioning program are designed to help swimmers who want to participate in swim team or those swimmers who need to improve their technique.
Tuition: Infant/toddler, small group, competitive strokes, & specialty classes are $80/mo per child. Click here for additional tuition information.
Requirements: Completed Dolphins OR evaluated and recommended to Angler Fish
Angler Fish is the first of our competitive strokes classes and is run more like a recreational swim team. Consisting of up to 6 swimmers and running for 30-45 minutes, students will continue working on freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, and breaststroke, while building endurance. Swimmers will work towards being able to swim a full lap of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.
Requirements: Completed Angler Fish OR evaluated and recommended to Sting Rays
Sting Rays classes also have 6 swimmers per instructor and swim for 45 minutes. They will build on their current skills, while developing new more advance ones. Stroke technique and building endurance are the primary goals in this class. Students are expected to be able to swim longer distances and must be proficient in all strokes. Most of these classes swim twice per week for 45 minutes. There are a few once a week classes offered throughout the week.
Requirements: Completed Sting Rays OR evaluated and recommended to Sharks
Sharks is our highest non-competitive level. This class meets for an hour and works on refining technique and building endurance. Students will be expected to swim for longer periods of time. This class is designed to help swimmers prepare for swim team in a year-round setting. Most of the swimmers at this level go on to swim on our recreational summer swim team.
This program is designed to build endurance, develop swim team skills and promote swimming for fitness purposes. While some time will be used to fine-tune stroke technique, it is not the primary purpose of this program.
Conditioning classes will be offered multiple times throughout the week. Students must be swimming at our Angler Fish level or higher OR swam on the SCSC swim team in order to participate in the Conditioning Program. Students swimming at our Dolphins level or below are strongly encouraged to stay in a group class in addition to the conditioning class. The conditioning class will not be focusing on learning the strokes so it is important for the swimmers to know how to do the strokes. See the Conditioning page for additional information.