Little Ripplers Program
The Little Ripplers is a program offered by the Apex Breakers for children who are 5 and under but are not able to swim the required 15 yards independently. SWIMMERS MUST BE AT LEAST AGE 3 by June 1st, BE POTTY TRAINED AND BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO JUMP TO A COACH IN THE WATER. This is not a replacement for swim lessons/instruction that is typically done in a one on one or a small group setting but rather a great adjunct. The Little Ripplers will be taught the basics of swimming and be exposed to an introduction of the following strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breastroke. In addition, they will be introduced to water safety and have their swim instruction performed by one of the coaching staff of the Apex Breakers. Little Ripplers will not be required to purchase a team suit and will have the OPTION to participate in one (1) home meet of their choice for which they will have a catcher in the water at all times. (BE SURE TO LET THE COACHES KNOW IN ADVANCE WHICH MEET THEY WOULD LIKE TO SWIM IN BY SIGNING YOUR LITTLE RIPPLER OUT FOR ALL MEETS EXCEPT THE ONE YOU WANT THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN) Should a child progress and demonstrate the ability to swim for most of the 15 yards independently he or she MAY be invited to transition from the Little Ripplers to the Apex Breakers at any time. The fee structure for the Little Ripplers is the same as the Apex Breakers which is 75.00 per participant (with a discount if they are the 4th child of the same family registering for either the Little Ripplers or the Apex Breakers). During the first few practices, children will be “assessed” according to their ability and swimming skill level. Those that do not meet the coach’s requirements for being a part of the Apex Breakers will recommended to the Little Ripplers “team”.
*Pool registration is NON REFUNDABLE
** Pool registration is required and separate from both the Little Rippler program and the Apex Breakers swim team