Our Baby Dragon swim program will begin on December 5th. This program is a bridge program for swimmers to extend beyond the ASA and start preparing to develop their strokes for competitive swimming. This program is still very much centered around FUNdamentals. We are inviting swimmers who are able to swim down the length of the pool (25m) in three strokes – Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. Although the technique at this stage does not need to be perfect, we need to consider safety and ensure that swimmers have the beginnings of these strokes and can manage to move down the pool in a practice setting.
On December 5th, from 2:30pm – 3:30pm, we will run an assessment to look at all potential Baby Dragons that are interested in this program. Some swimmers have already been chosen from our ASA session 1 program, so these swimmers will not be required to attend the assessment. Already identified Baby Dragons will start with a practice on the 5th of December while others continue to be assessed.
For any new swimmers that have not yet been seen in the ASA session 1 program, please fill in the registration form below and drop off at the Swim Pool Mail Box before November 29th.
Chosen Baby Dragons will practice every Wednesday from 2:30PM – 3:30PM until we conclude with a final swim meet opportunity – The Baby & Little Dragon Invitational Meet, which takes place on Wednesday May 22nd. Baby Dragons are not required to sign up with the ASA early years swimming program. Sign-ups are managed through the swim office.
Wednesday 5th Assessment – Parents will need to bring their children to this assessment at the pool. Our ASA program will be taking place at the same time, so coaches and teachers will be collecting those students. We will need parent help to bring swimmers to the pool on this first day.
Requirements before Baby Dragon practices begin:
- All Baby Dragons should be competent to change on their own. Coaches or teachers will not be assisting swimmers in the changing rooms to get changed. Please practice this at home. Parents will not be allowed in the changing rooms.
- Bring your own swim suit, cap and goggles. These will not be left at the pool and should be taken home after every practice.
- We provide towels, so no need to bring your own.
- 200RMB – This program carries a very small fee that covers a t-shirt, swim cap and allows children to participate in a few swim meets from March until May. This fee will be collected after we decide on who will be in the program and fees are payable to the box office.
Although practices are on Wednesdays which is at the same time as our early years ASA, this program is different to the ASA program, and forms part of our bridge program for swimmers to extend beyond into more competitive stroke development.
If you have any further questions you can send in an enquiry to the following:
Nic Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org (Aquatics Director)
Jenny Deng – email@example.com (Swim Office Manager) – Can field questions in Chinese.
Hard copies of this assessment flyer will be available at the swimming pool entrance, or you can download the form attached, print and return to the swim pool mailbox.
We are looking forward to seeing all our little ones on the 5th of December,
Best Regards, Nic Wilson Aquatics Director / Head Of Competitive Swimming
Entry form for Baby Dragon 2018