Mini Barracudas (coached by Holly To)
The Mini's Program is for children who are willing to go into the water, put their face in, leave their parent(s) without distress and have the intentions to join the swim team one day. In addition, they should be capable of completing a length of freestyle and backstroke whether it is legal or not. Once these swimmers achieve a legal stroke and are able to swim the length of the pool multiple times, they will be expected to take part in swim meets. This 45-minute practice will provide a training environment for every level of young, competitive swimmer. Minis is not a learn-to-swim program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in Learn-to-Swim.
If your child was part of the Mini's Program last summer, he/she will start the season as a mini or a developmental swimmer.
Small children and those unwilling to leave their parent or enter the water will have the opportunity to participate in Brandywine's Learn-to-Swim program.
If you are unsure as to whether your child should register as a Mini-Barracuda or participate in the Learn-to-Swim program please contact one of the coaches for an evaluation.
Because the Mini program is a part of the swim team, parents of these swimmers are reminded and encouraged to volunteer at swim meets.
The Developmental meets that take place on Monday nights require as many volunteers as do the Saturday Dual Meets and there are volunteer jobs that can work if you need to keep an eye on a small child. Additionally, there is always a big pool of teenage girls who are happy to be charged with keeping track of your youngster. PLEASE, sign up to assist whenever and wherever you can.