The caps program immediately indicates to a coach where in our development program a swimmer is working and allows us to coach your child towards the next step. Swimmers begin participating in the caps program when they begin in our Emerging swimmer's program .
New caps are gifted in September and January at the beginning of a new season. The caps are given to the swimmers as a gift from their coach to celebrate their achievements. If a cap is lost replacements caps are available for $10.
Caps are required for all swimmers in the Emerging program and stroke development. If children don't like our caps they are still required to wear a cap of some kind. Caps keep hair out of faces and they also signal to a swimmer that play has stopped and learning has begun.
Emerging stroke: Yellow Caps.
Existing Proficiency: Body position, propulsion, breath control
Working Towards: Freestyle
Stroke Development: YOBO (You Only Breathe Once) Orange Caps
Existing Proficiency: Freestyle Foundations, Body position, head position, kick pattern, hand and arm pattern, breath control, timing.
Stroke Development Level 2 H2Go Green Caps
Existing Proficiency; Freestyle, Backstroke, Elements of Breaststroke and Butterfly
Working Towards: Endurance, four complete strokes, starts, turns and finishers.
Black Caps: When a swimmer has graduated with four full strokes they are gifted a black cap from their coach as a congratulations.