Fall Season


Registration information for the Fall 2019 season will be updated by August 25, please check back then for a more completed schedule. Please note that schedules are subject to change depending on registration numbers. 


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Mini Mateys: 


  • Introduction to all 4 strokes

  • Focus on buoyancy, body position and movement through water

  • Introduction to the sport of swimming- distances, dives, turns

  • Primary focus is FUN

Mateys:  Group 1


  • Swimmers will be introduced to and practice freestyle and backstroke  fundamentals

  • Br and fly: main focus will be body position and kick

  • Sculling introduced

  • Proper turn technique for all strokes

  • Dives move up to the block

  • A strong emphasis on FUN while practicing skills




 Group 1

For swimmers who are developing their stroke fundamentals and technical skills

  • Buccaneers have strong bk and fr fundamentals and are working on their br and fl form

  • Technical emphasis on starts and turns

  • Swimmers are working on their kick endurance  and mastering the clock

  • Sculling practice will continue, now in many directions

  • Swimmers can move to gunners when they have all 4 strokes fundamentals in check, their turns are performed legally regularly in practice, and when they show they are ready for more workload





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Group 2

For swimmers who have developed all stroke fundamentals and have shown they are ready to increase their workload


  • These swimmers will be learning to train

  • Emphasis on set design, maintaining stroke fundamentals in more fatigued state

  • Maintaining technical skills while training

  • Introduction to dryland training

  • Introduction to goal setting and log book maintenance

  • Swimmers will work on becoming fast under water

  • Arm pull strength work introduced

  • Longer aerobic based sets introduced






                                         Group 3 

These swimmers are at a similar level to the gunners but older. Stroke fundamentals are in check, and they are ready for more workload.



  • Full dryland program

  • Goal setting and logbook maintenance introduced

  • Swimmers will learn about set design, practice using the clock with limited rest, and focus on maintaining fundamentals and technical skills while fatigued

  • When ready,  swimmers will spend some time training  with swordsmen and some time with captains as they start to transition from swordsmen to captains








                                  Group 4

These swimmers have learned to train and are ready for a more intense training program



  • Swimmers are training to train

  • Emphasis on fast underwater work during sets

  • Turn and start speed is measured with a focus  on improving these speeds

  • Training focus on power, speed and speed endurance

  • Short and long term goal setting will be monitored by kelly






  • Choose any one (1) or Two (2) days.

  • Practices are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


    Rates: (Subject to change before registration opens.)
  • 1 day per week $200 plus $25 insurance (for swimmers who did not swim summer 2018)

  • 2 days per week $350 plus $25 insurance (for swimmers who did not swim summer 2018)

  • Mini Mateys receive a 25% discount after individual assessments in October.


  • Mini-Mateys (4 to 6 years) should be comfortable in the water. This is a teaching program.

How to register: 

  • Registration will be open early September on this web site. All swimmers will be assessed by the coaches to determine exact group placement. If you are a Pirates swimmer regiustration will be open the end of August but only available through a link via email.

What to bring: 

  •  Goggles, swim cap and water bottle. A swim cap is provided for all new swimmers.

More information is found in the Athlete and Parent Guide.