Little Ripplers Program
The Little Ripplers is a program offered by the Apex Breakers for children who are 5 and under as an introduction to swim team. 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, and 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 mostly 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 80.00 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). Little Ripplers will be assessed before the first practice. If they are not willing and able to swim with a coach, they will be asked to try again next season (team fees will be refunded, pool fees are not refundable). The assessment date will be sent out after registration. If the Little Rippler group is full you will be placed on a waiting list. If any spots open up after assessments, we will contact you before the first practice. If you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Pool registration is NON REFUNDABLE
** Pool registration is required and separate from both the Little Rippler program and the Apex Breakers swim team