Intro to Seahawks
Eastridge – Indoor Lap Pool (Ages 6-14)
Required Skills to Participate: Must be able to swim a continuous 25 yards of freestyle with side (lateral) breathing, and 25 yards of backstroke with proper technique. Swimmers will be evaluated on the first day and divided into groups based on ability. The program is listed under Learn to Swim – School Age Programs.
Class Content: This program is a great fit for swimmers who are interested in progressing to Seahawks Juniors, or are looking for a new challenge beyond group swim lessons. This four-week program combines the fun and hands-on approach of swim lessons with the structure and technique-focus of coached programs. Swimmers are prepared for Seahawks Juniors by building endurance and focusing on technique with all four strokes, with an emphasis on freestyle and backstroke, with an introduction to timed sets and swimming terminology.
Westridge - Indoor Lap Pool (Ages 6 to 14)
Required Skills to Participate: Swim 50 yards freestyle with correct side breathing and 50 yards backstroke comfortably without stopping while demonstrating endurance. Swimmers must also have practice experience with starts and turns, lane etiquette and circle swimming. Swimmers must have successfully completed Intro to Seahawks or similar program. Swimmers are tested the first day.
Class Content: A coached swim program designed to develop all four legal strokes, with block starts and turns. Emphasis on building strong stroke technique and foundations and introducing starts and racing.
Westridge/ Northridge - Indoor Lap Pool (Ages 10 to 18)
Required Skills to Participate: Swim all four legal competitive strokes with legal block starts and turns. 100 freestyle with correct side breathing, 100 backstroke, 100 IM. Competitive experience is recommended. Must have completed Seahawks Juniors or similar program. New swimmers are tested the first day.
Class Content: A coached swim program focusing on conditioning & endurance, introducing interval and speed work, and fine tuning stroke technique. An optional third day is available for swimmers who wish to swim three days a week instead of two.
Westridge - Indoor Lap Pool (Ages 12 to 18)
Required Skills to Participate: Must be able to swim four legal competitive strokes with legal starts and turns and be able to complete 10 x 100’s freestyle on a 1:50 interval or faster. Competitive experience is highly recommended. Swimmers must have successfully completed Seahawks Seniors or similar program. Swimmers are tested the first day.
Class Content: A pre-competitive program designed to maintain fitness during the off-season. Emphasis on the next level of conditioning, focusing on race technique and conditioning, relays, and areas of specialty. This session is 1-1/2 hours long so endurance is a critical portion of this program.