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The Little Tigers Program focuses on stroke development for children who are interested in joining the Tuckahoe Swim Team but are not yet be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and/or backstroke proficiently. A dedicated Coach will run this program with the goal of focusing on stroke and breathing fundamentals, elementary racing techniques, and most importantly, having fun!

The Little Tigers will receive hands-on “coach-in-the-water” instruction, Monday through Friday. The estimated coach to swimmer ratio is 6:1 and two lanes will be dedicated to this group.

Little Tigers and their families are included in all team social events, such as Friday potlucks, Pancake Breakfast, Fun Friday team events, picture day, movie outing, Late Night, Tuckahoe Ball, and the baseball outing.

Registration

Space is very limited for this program. Register for the Little Tigers by first joining the swim team and then selecting the Little Tigers.

Registration Criteria

This program is designed for children approximately four to seven years old who feel comfortable around the water and can swim several meters but cannot make it across the pool. Swimmers must be members of Tuckahoe Recreation Club to join the Tuckahoe Swim Team, including the Little Tigers. Swimmers new to the team (including Little Tigers) will participate in a swimming assessment.

Practice Schedule

The Little Tigers will follow the same general practice calendar as the swim team. Check the Meet and Practice Schedule page for more information.

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm May 29 to June 15 (indoor pool*)
9:15 am – 10:00 am June 18 to July 27 (outdoor pool*)

*Lane availability may be limited in the case of inclement weather and the Little Tigers will not practice in the event the outdoor pool is unavailable.

Meets

The Little Tigers will participate in their own fun “Mini Meet” near the end of the season so that they will have a chance to experience a meet style event. We anticipate that many of the Little Tigers will be unable to participate in our Monday Night Meets, however, if the Coach determines that a Little Tiger has advanced sufficiently to participate in Monday Night meets, there is a possibility of being “called up”.

Fees

Fee is $195 per swimmer.

Volunteer Requirement

Each Little Tigers family is required to complete five hours of volunteer service each season. See our Volunteers (insert link to that page) page for more information.

Gear

Swimmers in the Little Tigers are members of the Tuckahoe Swim Team and will receive a team t-shirt and personalize swim cap with registration (personalized caps will available only to swimmers registered by May 13).

Questions?

Contact the Swim Team Reps at tuckahoeswimteam@gmail.com.