Which aquatics program is appropriate for my child?
(See bottom of page for FAQ about CB Aquatics programs.)


Lessons

*appropriate for swimmers ages 3 1/2 years old and older of all ability levels
*swimmers may be familiar with some or all competitive strokes 
but may need introduction to all strokes
*need to have the attention span to participate in a lesson lasting 45 minutes
*need to be able to listen to and respond to instructors in a lesson format
*low swimmer to instructor ratio
*swimmer must be able to function independently of parent who will be off deck 
in stands during lessons but may assist in the same sex locker room for children under 7 years of age only


Developmental Team/Clinics
 
*appropriate for swimmers/divers ages 7 and older^ who meet the criteria below
*appropriate for swimmers who have a basic knowledge of all four strokes
(free, back, breast, fly) but need refinement
*appropriate for swimmers with good knowledge of free and back but very limited knowledge of breast and fly
*have the endurance and attention span to practice for 1 hour
*able and willing to listen to and respond to coaches’ instructions and suggestions 
in a team format 
*must have the attention span and disposition to work cooperatively 
in a team practice setting 
*swimmer to coach ratio is lower than team swimming but higher than lessons
*swimmer/diver must be able to function independently of parent who will be 
off deck and not permitted in locker rooms at any time
*Please keep in mind that as with any skill, athletes who are out of practice may regress. If your swimmer has been out of the water for a period of time please consider that fact when thinking about program placement.
 
 
^If your 6-year-old swimmer meets the criteria for developmental team/clinic and would like to participate, contact Jennifer Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org to explore the possibility of an evaluation.


Swim/Dive Team
 
*appropriate for swimmers/divers ages 7 and older^ who meet the criteria below
*appropriate for swimmers who can swim all four competitive strokes
(free, back, breast, fly)
*have the endurance and attention span to practice for an hour or more
(depending on age)
*able and willing to listen to and respond to coaches’ instructions and suggestions
in a team format
*must have the attention span and disposition to work cooperatively
in a team practice setting
*higher swimmer to coach ratio than lessons or clinic
*independent from parent who will be off pool deck and out of locker rooms at all times
*Please keep in mind that as with any skill, athletes who are out of practice may regress. If your swimmer has been out of the water for a period of time please consider that fact when thinking about program placement.
 
^If your 6-year-old swimmer meets the criteria for team and would like to participate, contact Jennifer Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org to explore the possibility of an evaluation.
 
 
CENTRAL BUCKS AQUATICS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 
 
Click here for CB Aquatics Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Document. 

 

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