The Pups group is our introductory group to the swim team for 8 & Under Swimmers. Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted and at least 4 years of age. Swimmers in this group are focused on learning the basics of swimming such as how to legally perform each of the 4 stroke disciplines: Freestyle (Front Crawl), Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. 


Practice Schedule (See the Practice Schedule & Fees Tab for Up to Date Practice Times)

During the Fall, Winter, and Spring, Pups practice 3x a week for 30 minutes/practice. 

During the Summer Pups practices 5x a week for 45 minutes/practice.


Group Equipment

The Basics: Swim Suit, goggles, swim cap (optional but recommended for swimmers with long hair), and a water bottle

Swim Gear: Long Fins + Jr Size Kickboard (optional but recommended)

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Moving Up to the Next Group

Before advancing from the Pups to the Skates, swimmers must complete the following to the coaches' satisfaction:

  1. Legal competition of 50 yards or meters of each of the 4 strokes, plus 100 yards or meters of Freestyle and Individual Medley (IM).
  2. Achieve 10&Under USA Swimming "B" Motivational Time in 1 event


  1. "Age-Out" of the group by turning 9 years old after at least 1 full season of practice with the Pups. Swimmers who turn 10 in-season and are not yet ready to advance should remain with the Pups Group until the completion of the current swimming season.