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REC Team

The Velo-CT REC Swim Program is led by Coach Tony.

 

Coach Tony also works with our ZEUS Swim Team (Velo-CT’s competitive team) as a USA Swimmer certified Swim Coach.  He trains and certifies lifeguards as an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard Instructor.  He also works individually with Swimmers of all ages and abilities to gain confidence in the water and to develop and improve technique. 

 

Coach Tony has been with us at Velo-CT for a number of years.  We believe that your Swimmers will not only advance within our REC Swim Program under the guidance of Coach Tony, but your Swimmers will also have FUN!

 

The REC Swim Program is the ideal program for Swimmers who are able to swim and would like to continue to develop, and to swim either recreationally or competitively. 

 

Many of our REC Swimmers advance to join the ZEUS Swim Team.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
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REC Levels

BRONZE - Ages 7-10

Our Bronze team is our entry level group for swimmers who don’t have much experience but are ready for more of a group setting. We will focus on fundamentals and our main two beginner strokes, freestyle and backstroke. In this group we are ultimately building a foundation for our swimmers.

Entrance Requirements

  • Front Glide

  • Back Glide

  • Can be in the water without an instructor

Course Goals

  • Front kick with board 1 lap

  • Back kick with board 1 lap

  • Bobs(Bubbles)

  • Backstroke kick no board 1 lap

  • Front crawl 1 lap

  • Backstroke 1 lap

SILVER  -  Ages 8-13

Our Silver team is built up of swimmers who have moderate experience with freestyle and backstroke and are willing to learn more, focusing on introducing breaststroke and butterfly.

Entrance Requirements

  • Front Crawl - 1 Lap

  • Backstroke - 1 Lap

Course Goals

  • Front Crawl 3 laps

  • Backstroke 3 laps

  • Breaststroke kick 1 lap

  • Butterfly kick 1 lap

GOLD -  Ages 11-15

Our Gold team will focus on many things to prepare them for the next step which could be competitively swimming. Working as a group to become more comfortable swimming longer distances more consistently. Diving, flip turns, and attributes they can use at the next level like understanding the pace clock.

Entrance Requirements

  • Front Crawl - 3 laps

  • Backstroke - 3 laps

  • Breaststroke kick - 1 lap

  • Butterfly kick - 1 lap

Course Goals

  • Front Crawl 4-8 laps

  • Backstroke 4-8 laps

  • Breaststroke 2 laps

  • Butterfly 2 laps

  • Dives

Transitioning From Gold to Zeus

 

For our swimmers on Gold to move on to our competitive team, and depending on the age of the swimmer, it is suggested you meet the following prior to attending tryouts:

  • 50 yards of swimming of all four strokes with proper technique.

  • Flip turns.

  • Dives(even off the side)

  • Motivation to race!

Many of our REC Swimmers advance to join the ZEUS Swim Team.

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