Our Kick2Start program is designed for athletes who have the basics of Freestyle (FR) and Butterfly (BK) technique, who want to continue improving these strokes, who also want to learn the basics of the Backstroke (BK) and Breaststroke (BR) and are eager to develop the capacity to swim longer distances.
In Kick2Start, athletes have in-pool training sessions twice each week, and a weekly dryland training session. As important as swimming technique are body position and body lines (i.e. posture, form). These athletic attributes are critical in order for swimmers to develop speed and endurance. These attributes are built training routines which develop agility, balance, coordination and core strength.
The Kick2Start program is appropriate for:
(1) Swimmers who have completed the jTOEST Learn2Swim program and have been recommended by their coach as ready to progress to this level of training, or
(2) Swimmers who have completed introductory swim programs with other clubs or teams, or at City of Burlington swim programs. For these swimmers, we request that parents contact firstname.lastname@example.org to setup an assessment swim so that your swimmer is placed in the program appropriate for their level of ability.
To participate, athletes will need:
a bathing suit (a suit for swimming is highly recommended as opposed to a fashion suit),
fins specific to competitive swimming (see image), and well fitted goggles,
and for dryland, athletes should come with swim suit already on, shorts and t-shirt over top along with non-marking running shoes.