Penguin Pee Wees

The Farber Penguin Pee Wees is a noncompetitive swim team for ages 5-9 years. This program is specifically designed for kids interested in a swim team, but not yet ready for a competitive team. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Basics

  • 3 yearly seasons: Winter, Summer, & Fall (specific dates TBA)
  • Seasons run for 9 – 11 weeks, varying by season
  • 2 Team Coaches: Coach Cait & Coach Keri. (Assistant Coaches: Doug,
    Holly, and Jared.)
  • Price per season is a flat $290 and includes:
    • Twice weekly practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, at our Portland location. (Practices are NOT mandatory. Come once a week,
      every other week, whatever works with your schedule.)
    • 1 or 2 Saturday Dive Clinics per season (dates, times, and locations TBA)
    • 1-3 noncompetitive swim meets at the end of each season
    • Pee Wees swim cap, gift basket(s), achievement certificates and ribbons
    • Snacks after practices and meets (provided by parents and/or coaches)

 

Tryouts & Registration

To qualify, swimmers must swim 16 yards (the length of our pool) with strokes resembling:

  • Freestyle (with side-breathing and rhythmic strokes)
  • Backstroke (with rhythmic strokes)
  • Dolphin kick (to show basic introduction to butterfly stroke)

If you are interested in joining Pee Wees and believe your child is ready, send an email to penguins@farberswimschool.com and schedule a (free!) 15-minute tryout with Coach Keri or Cait.

 

Curriculum

Swimmers will receive instruction and training in the following advanced skills:

  • Team terminology and swim meet structure
  • Stroke development (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, intro to breaststroke)
  • Introduction to timed laps, flip-turns, diving, and team relays

 

Current season information

  • Fall season dates: TBA
  • Coaches: Keri & Cait
  • Session length: TBA