The Greenbelt Municipal Swim Team has two programs: the Age Group program and the Developmental program. There are four groups in the Age Group program: Novice, Waves, Tsunami’s and Junior/Senior.
Children registering for the Age Group program must be at least 6 years of age, have had swim lessons or swimming experience, and must be able to swim at least one length of the pool.
All new swimmers registering for the swim team will be evaluated by one of the Age Group swim coaches to assess her or his swimming ability. Swimmers “moving up” from the Developmental Program will also be evaluated for their readiness to join the Age Group Team.
The Developmental program is a “feeder program” for GMST’s Age Group program. Participants must be between 5 and 7 at the time of registration (or 4 with the permission of the registrar) and have taken and passed a beginner’s swim program at the pool.
Participants must be able to swim 10 yards AND have the approval of the registrar.
Space in this program is very limited. Registrations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Registrations received after the class has been filled will be put on a waiting list.
The Novice Swim Group swim group introduces beginning swimmers to the four competitive strokes( Back, Breast, Butterfly and Freestyle), as well as teach them how to start, turn, and push off of the walls correctly. In this group swimmers will be exposed to a series of swimming drills and swimming terminology. The goal of this group is having fun while developing proper technique. Practice is offered 3 days per week.
Our Waves Swim Group builds on the skills learned in Novice. Swimmers continue to develop all 4 strokes and will start to show proficiency in all strokes. The focus is to learn to become more competitive within swimming and compete in all 4 strokes legally.
The Tsunamis Swim Group is designed for swimmers who have developed basic swimming proficiency and are ready to make more of a commitment to swimming. Swimmers focus is on building efficient and repeatable stroke mechanics with speed work, interval training, aerobic, anaerobic conditioning, and intense dry land training. Regular training habits are
This group is the highest-level training group with a focused commitment on advanced training and high-level performance. The group’s focus is refining skills and race strategies, while engaging in specific training and intense dryland workouts.