The Bellefonte Stingrays offer training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Stingrays to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
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The Beginner Group is for swimmers who have not competed before, or for swimmers who are still learning basic strokes. Swimmers will be taught freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke, as well as developing endurance. These swimmers will be introduced to diving and flip turns. Swimmers will focus on individual components of swimming and racing.
Prerequisites: Swimmers in this level must be able to swim 25 yds freestyle and 25 yds backstroke without needing assistance or grabbing the wall. Swimmers must also understand basic safety rules of the pool and listen to directions.
The Intermediate Group is for swimmers who have mastered basic strokes and race elements, and who have completed at least one (1) season of either winter or summer competitive swim team sessions. Swimmers in this group will focus on improving stroke techniques, streamlines, and starts and turns. These swimmers must have a basic level of endurance and be able to modify strokes while swimming. Swimmers must also have a level of maturity that demonstrates the ability to listen to directions, understand practice sets, and work towards goals.