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The SSS training groups are designed to provide stoke technique, cardiovascular and muscular conditioning that is appropriate for each swimmers experience, skill level, age, and abilities. Swimmers progress at their individual pace as they advance through the levels.

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Pre-Team

$80/month

Pre-Team is the introductory program to the team. Swimmers learn correct body position, kicking, arm-circles, deep water safety, and are working towards side-breathing freestyle and backstroke. This group is perfect for a child who has had some lessons and loves to swim. 


  • To join, swimmers must be able to swim across the small pool at Ives.
  • This group swims 2 days/week during the school year.  During summer, this group swims mornings at 9:15 or 9:30 in the small pool.
  • Sessions are limited to 16 swimmers.
  • Pre-Team families are exempt from volunteer hours.
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Junior Serpents

$80/month

Junior Serpents is the introductory program to the team. Swimmers are working towards side-breathing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, basic water safety, and team building games and relays. This group is perfect for a child who has had some lessons (levels 3 - 5) and loves to swim. 

  • To join, swimmers must be able to swim across the 25-yard pool at Ives.
  • This group swims 3 days per week.
  • Sessions are limited to 16 swimmers.
  • Jr. Serpent families are exempt from volunteer hours.
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Group 1

$95/month

Swimmers build on skills mastered in Junior Serpents and swim lessons. Group 1 emphasizes stroke technique and developing muscular and aerobic endurance. Once a month, weekend meets are introduced to swimmers who want to be a part of competitive swimming.

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Group 2

$105/month

While continuing to perfect stroke technique, starts and turns, swimmers learn to train by monitoring heart-rates, stroke-rates, pace clocks and intervals.

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Group 3

$115/month

Group three training sessions focus on endurance while maintaining stroke technique. Group 3 swimmers vary from the age-group swimmer to the athlete preparing for high school competition.

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Pre-Seniors

$125/month

Training for Pre-Senior swimmers focuses on a variety of aspects. Pre-Seniors vary from the age-group swimmer to the athlete preparing for high school competition.

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Seniors

$135/month

Seniors range from the high school swimmer wanting to increase skills and conditioning levels to the athlete working towards college swimming. Swimmers learn time management skills with mandatory morning practices.

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