Little Tigers Program - (2017 - NEW!)

NEW PROGRAM!  Space Limited - Register Early!

Overview of Program: This newly developed group of the swim team focuses on stroke development for children who are interested in joining the Tuckahoe Swim Team but may not yet be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke proficiently.  A dedicated Assistant Coach on the Swim Team will run the program with the goal of creating a fun program focusing on stroke and breathing fundamentals and elementary racing techniques.

Little Tigers Program will receive hands-on “coach in the water” instruction, Monday through Friday.  Our estimated coach to swimmer ratio is 6 to 1 and two lanes will be dedicated to this group.

Swimmers in the Little Tigers Program are members of the Tuckahoe Swim Team and will receive a team tee shirt and personalize swim cap* with registration. Little Tigers and their family are included in all social events, such as Friday Potlucks, Pancake Breakfast, Fun Friday team events, picture day, movie outing, Late Night, Tuckahoe Ball, and the Baseball Outing.

Age/Swim Level:  This program is designed for children approximately 4-7 years old that feel comfortable around the water and can swim several meters but cannot make it across the pool.  

Practice schedule:  The Little Tigers Program will run from May 30th to July 25th.   No practice for all of Swim Team on July 4th for Independence Day.  No Practice for Little Tigers on July 12 and 19 for Relay Meets.

  • ·         5:45pm – 6:30pm – From May 30th to June 23rd (indoor pool)**
  • ·         9:15am – 10:00am – From June 26th to July 25th (outdoor pool)**

Meets: The Little Tigers will participate in their own fun “Mini Meet” near the end of the season so all Little Tigers have a chance to experience a meet style event.  We anticipate that many of the Little Tigers will be unable to participate in our Monday Night Meets. If the Assistant Coach determines that a Little Tiger has advanced sufficiently to participate in Monday Night meets, there is a possibility of being “called up”.

Cost:  $195 and Parent Volunteer Requirement of 5 hours. See Details regarding Volunteering on our Parent Volunteer Tab.

Registration: Space is limited.  Swimmers must be members of Tuckahoe Recreation Club to join the Tuckahoe Swim Team, including the Little Tigers Program.  Register for the LITTLE TIGERS PROGRAM by joining the swim team and selecting the Little Tigers Group at http://www.active.com/mclean-va/water-sports/swimming-registrations/tuckahoe-swim-team-summer-2017

Contacts: Please contact Swim Team Reps at tuckahoeswimteam@gmail.com with any questions regarding this new opportunity.

*  Must register by May 13 for personalized caps

**Lane availability may be limited in the case of inclement weather and the Little Tigers program will not practice in the event the outdoor pool is unavailable.