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Toddler/Preschool Swimming - 110101

Parents are required to participate; one child per adult. Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110101-01
Toddler/Preschool
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
10:00 am -10:30 am
Sa
War Memorial
1.5-4.5
110101-02
Toddler/Preschool
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
10:30 am -11:00 am
Sa
War Memorial
1.5-4.5
110101-03
Toddler/Preschool
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
11:00 am -11:30 am
Sa
War Memorial
1.5-4.5

Preschool Referral/Level 1 - 110104

Children participate in this class without parents. If you are interested in this class for your child under the age of 5, he/she must have participated in previous classes and must be approved by staff to participate. Class size depends on instructor availability.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110104-01
Preschool Ref/Lvl 1
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
12:00 pm -12:30 pm
Sa
War Memorial
3.5-6

Level 1: Water Exploration - 110105

Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water.

Level I participants learn to:
- Enter and Exit water safely
- Float on front and back
- Open eyes underwater, submerge to pick up object
- Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
- Explore arm and hand movements
- Exhale underwater
- Explore swimming on front and back
- Use a life jacket
- Explore forward and backward motion without barbell
- Learn proper body position on front and back
- Demonstrate proper safety skills
Exit skills
- Enter unassisted, swim 5 yards with barbell, bob 5 times with head fully submerged, safely exit the water, travel along the gutter or "swim".
- Float on front with support for 3 seconds, roll to back (with assistance), float on back with support for 3 seconds.
- Jump independently, float on back with support for 3 seconds, roll to front with support, and float on front for 3 seconds with support.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110105-01
Level 1 Water Explor
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sa
War Memorial
5-12

Level 2: Primary Skills - 110106

Purpose: Learning proper body positioning and body mechanics.

Level II participants learn to:
- Demonstrate proper head position for freestyle and backstroke
- Rotary Breathing
- Independently kick with assisted materials
- Perform arm circles with barbell
- Swim freestyle and backstroke
- Demonstrate proper safety skills

Exit skills
- Independently swim 12 yards of freestyle
- Independently swim 12 yards of backstroke
- Kick independently with assisted device to 25 yards on front
- Streamline underwater for 5 yards
- Jump into deep water independently

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110106-01
Level 2: Primary Ski
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sa
War Memorial
5-12
110106-02
Level 2: Primary Skills
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
War Memorial
5-12

Level 3 Stroke Readiness - 110108

Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level II through additional guided practice. Refining level 2

Level III participants learn to:
- Refine freestyle
- Refine backstroke
- Learn breaststroke kick fundamentals
- Demonstrate proper safety skills

Exit skills
- Continuously swim freestyle with rotary breathing for 50 yards
- Continuously swim backstroke with proper head alignment for 50 yards
- Perform proper breaststroke kick
- Perform kneeling dive

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110108-01
Level 3: Stroke Read
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
10:00 am -10:45 am
Sa
War Memorial
5-13

Level 4: Stroke Development - 110110

Purpose: Develops confidence and endurance in skills previously learned with focus on technique

In addition to refining freestyle and backstroke, Level IV participants learn to:
- Dive
- Swim breaststroke
- Tread water
- Perform butterfly kick
- Perform open turns on front and back
- Demonstrate proper safety skills

Exit skills
- Perform freestyle for 100 yards
- Perform backstroke for 100 yards
- Perform breaststroke for 50 yards
- Perform butterfly kick for 25 yards
- Standing dive
- Tread water for three minutes

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110110-01
Level 4: Stroke Deve
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
10:45 am -11:30 am
Sa
War Memorial
5-14

Level 5: Stroke Refinement - 110111

Purpose: Provides further refinement of the following strokes:
- Freestyle
- Backstroke
- Breaststroke

Level V participants also learn to perform:
- Butterfly
- Front flip turn
- Backstroke flip turn
- Competition start from blocks
- Demonstrate proper safety skills

Exit skills
- Continuously swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and 50 yards of butterfly
- 5 minutes of treading water

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110111-01
Level 5: Stroke Refi
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
11:45 am -12:30 pm
Sa
War Memorial
5-14

Level 6: Skill Proficiency - 110112

Purpose: Refines all four strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances. Level VI is designed to provide swimmers for competitive swimming, aquatic activities, synchronized swimming, water polo, and diving.

Exit skills
- Swim 500 yards continuously using the strokes in the following order: 200 yards of freestyle, 100 yards of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110112-01
Level 6: Skill Profi
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
11:45 am -12:30 pm
Sa
War Memorial
5-14

Synchronized Swimming - 110113

Beginner Class

The Beginner Class is designed for swimmers who have never done synchro. Swimmers must be comfortable in water that is 12 ft deep.

Practice schedules will be emailed to parents after the evaluation session. Please contact Cambridgesynchro@gmail.com with more questions.

Novice Synchro

The novice team is open to swimmers who have passed or have learned skills equilivalent to the course description for Red Cross Swimming Level 5. Swimmers will participate in one local competition in the Spring and our annual show in June. Additional fees for Novice Team members who choose to compete are approximately $150.


Practice schedules will be emailed to parents after the evaluation session. Please contact Cambridgesynchro@gmail.com with more questions.

Age Group Synchro Team




The Age Group Synchro Team is for our most experienced swimmers who are ready to swim at a more competitive level. Age group swimmers participate in 6-7 local, regional, zone, and national competitions, as well as in our annual show in June.

Practice schedules will be emailed to parents after the evaluation session. Please contact Cambridgesynchro@gmail.com with more questions.
All new swimmers must attend our standard preseason evaluation from 12:30-1:30pm on Saturday, September 14th. You will be able to register your swimmer at the front desk following the evaluation.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110113-01
Beginner Class
09/21/2019 -11/23/2019
10:00 am -11:00 am
Sa
War Memorial
7-14
110113-02
Novice Synchro Team
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
W, Sa
War Memorial
7-18
110113-03
Age Group Synchro Team
09/17/2019 -06/13/2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tu, Th, Sa
War Memorial
7-18

Sea Dawgs Competitive Swim - 110115

REGISTRATION WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL AFTER SUIT FITTING

If you are looking for a competitive swim program for your child, consider the Sea Dawgs. The Cambridge Sea Dawgs is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization that promotes competitive swimming for the children of Cambridge and the surrounding towns! The mission of the program is to provide an inclusive environment for all participants through a dedication to sportsmanship and healthy competition.

Our program is open to any child between the ages of 5-18 who can swim 25 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke without assistance or stopping. A basic understanding of butterfly is also expected. Please, remember this is not a learn to swim program; any swimmer interested in joining our team must have prior swim knowledge and instruction. Fundamentals of each competitive stroke is required.

The swim season runs from late September through mid-March. Swimmers are expected to attend three practices a week and six regular season meets, in addition to a championship meet at the end of the season. The coaching staff expects an attendance rate of 75% or more for practices and 100% attendance for meets; this allows swimmers the chance to chart their progress and see improvements towards their individual and team goals. Parents/Guardians and Children should heavily consider this commitment before registering.

For us to continue to provide a swim team at a reasonable cost, we rely on parent volunteers. We enjoy a swim meet schedule that requires a minimal amount of out-of-town travel. In turn, we provide officials, times, scorekeeper, and several other roles that are involved in running a meet. We require parents/guardians to volunteer at least three times throughout the season. Parents/Guardians can sign up a week in advance through an interactive online signup sheet sent via email.

The cost is $425 for the first child and $225 for each additional child. Additionally, there will be a suit cost of $15 per female suit and $5 per male suit. The suit fee will be collected during registration. The cost is partly subsidized by both the City of Cambridge and thanks to the parent volunteers who organized and worked the concession stands throughout the 2018-2019 swim season.

Tryouts for 2019-2020 Sea Dawgs - for current Sea Dawg members (those who participated in the 2018-2019 Winter team and the 2019 Spring team) will be as follows: Monday September 16th for those with the last name beginning A-H, Tuesday September 17th for those with the last name beginning I-P and Wednesday September 18th for those with the last name beginning Q-Z. The time is 5:30-7:30pm. New swimmer's will tryout on Friday September 20th. Those with the last name beginning A-M will come between 5:15-6:15pm and those with the last name beginning N-Z will come between 6:15-7:15pm. Group assignments and the practice schedule will be emailed to parents/guardians by Sunday at midnight.

SUIT FITTING AND REGISTRATION
Monday September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm for swimmers with the last name beginning A-M

Wednesday September 25th from 5:30-7:00pm for swimmers with the last name beginning N-Z

Please do not come in on a day other than what has been assigned. This is a busy time for the front desk, coaches, and those helping with the suit fitting. Please fill out your registration form in advance and be ready with your child's bathing suit size. Knowing the approximate size in advance will help save time. The swimsuit kit, provided for try on, is limited to 1 suit per size.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
110115-01
SEA DAWGS COMP SWIM
10/07/2019 -03/08/2020
12:00 am -12:00 am
Su, M, W, F, Sa
War Memorial
5-18

Adult Swim Lessons - 120201

Class I Sections 01 & 03

Are you afraid of the water? Did you not have the opportunity to learn how to swim?
Then this class is for you. Lessons will take place in our small round three and a half foot deep pool. In the security of this pool you will learn to feel comfortable in the water, float on your back and front, put your face in the water, and begin to learn the front and back crawl, and many other skills.

Class II Sections 02 & 04

This class is for you if you can swim 25 yards, are comfortable over your head, and need to work on your skills. If you would like to swim for exercise but tire after a couple of laps this class will help you become more effective with stroke improvement. The better your strokes the less energy you will expend. Come take this class and learn to enjoy the time you spend swimming.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
120201-01
Adult Swim Lessons
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
M
War Memorial
18-99
120201-02
Adult Swim Lessons
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
M
War Memorial
18-99
120201-03
Adult Swim Lessons
09/18/2019 -11/06/2019
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
W
War Memorial
18-99
120201-04
Adult Swim Lessons
09/18/2019 -11/06/2019
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
W
War Memorial
18-99

Masters Swim Program - 120401

The Masters Swim Program is designed for people who have at least a Level 5 competence. The program is set up to accommodate a range of swimmers, varying in speed and endurance. You have to want to swim the workout posted each time, which involves some combination of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. The larger the group, the more motivation to improve. So come swim!

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages  
120401-01
Masters Swim Program
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Tu, Th
War Memorial
18-99

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