Pre-Team & Nestlings
Pre-team eligible children should be able to comfortably make their way across the pool (floating, swimming, or kicking with a board) unassisted and without showing signs of distress (such as crying or refusing to get in the water). Children interested in joining the pre-team should have already mastered the following basic swim skills: blowing bubbles, kicking on the wall and kicking with a kick board with face in water. They should have knowledge of the freestyle stroke, and be comfortable and confident in water over 5 feet in depth.
Nestlings, or baby penguins, are kids who don't quite fit the above skill set and need more in-water assistance from coaches.
Any questions about placement should be directed to the head coach or assistant coaches; emails for the coaching staff can be found under the "coaches" tab of the site or Pre-Team/Nestling Rep, Hope Best