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


    Lessons

    *appropriate for potty-trained 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
    *swimmer must be fully potty-trained (no swim diapers allowed) 
     
     

    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. Swimmers who wish to join a team should consider participating in our pre-team clinic even if they have been on a team before.
     
    ^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. 
     
    Have additional questions?
    Please visit the page related to the program in which you are interested and use the contact information there.