Competitive Swimming and Diving
In reviewing class offerings you will discover programs that teach swimming skills geared toward competitive swimming and springboard diving. You will also note that the Fairfax County Park Authority lists United States sanctioned teams that offer swim and dive training and Masterís swimming for adults. You may be wondering which to select! Below are some guidelines that may help make your decision easier:
- FCPA programs are great for learning to swim and for beginning a competitive swim program. If you or your child shows a strong interest in swimming and is swimming extremely well, you may want to consider talking to a United States sanctioned team about a program for your child or a Masterís program for yourself.
- Stroke Mechanics I: Students will learn freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, starts, and relays for competitive swimming.
- Stroke Mechanics II: Students will refine freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, relays and starts. In addition, they'll be introduced to the butterfly and turns.
- Stroke Mechanics III: For experienced competitors who can swim at least 100 yds. continuously. Class refines freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, starts, and turns, and introduces interval training.
- Stroke Mechanics IV: For experienced competitors seeking a high intensity interval workout. Participants must be able to swim at least 100 yds. continuously. Class refines freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, starts, turns, and finishes.
- Lap, Stroke and Swim Improvement: This class focuses on increasing your physical endurance and swim distance. Workouts will be designed to meet the current abilities of the class and to improve overall physical fitness through lap swimming.
- FCPA dive programs are a way for a person to learn diving and to take the skill to a higher level. For competitive purposes, you may want to talk to a United States sanctioned dive team.