2017 FXE Gator Bits and Developmental: Young Swimmer Evaluations

Hello Swimmers!

We are exited to have our younger swim team members join practices next week.  The first two days the coaches will do a brief evaluation of your child's skill level in order to place them in the correct practice group.  We want each child to gain skills and confidence this summer and swim with others of similar ability.  Every child is now a member of the FXE swim team and will be placed in either the Developmental group or the Gator Bit group.  You will receive an email after the evaluation with that information.  

The evaluation schedule is as follows:

Tuesday May 30, 4:00 - all 4 year olds 
Tuesday May 30, 4:20 - 5 year old girls 
Tuesday May 30, 4:40 - 5 year old boys

Wednesday May 31, 4:00 - 6 year old boys
Wednesday May 31, 4:30 - 6 year old girls


Swimmers will be in the water one on one with a coach.  The coaches will evaluate the following:
Float
Kick
Glide/push off wall
Face in water
Freestyle and Backstroke (older swimmers)
 

The evaluation will not be as long as a regular practice.

All swimmers will attend practices beginning next Thursday June 1.  Developmental group practices at 4:00, Gator Bits at 4:30 each day.

One last note, we compete in Division 1. In this division, one of the rules is that young swimmers must be able to complete a heat on their own to compete.  We have no coaches in the water. 

Please contact me with any questions.  

Thank you, Susan Plaza