Hello KRA FIREFISH
After evaluations at St. Catherine's we are excited to announce the expansion of the KRA Pre-Team program, to include all of these swimmers on the KRA Swim Team. Other teams in the JRAC offer this amazing program, including those that we compete closely against. This "updated" program, renamed the "Mini-Mites" will allow those swimmers with basic freestyle and backstroke skills to build confidence in the water and work on technique to improve these two strokes; for example, the mini-mites will work on endurance and confidence in the water, as well as rotary breathing to one or both sides in freestyle and safe backstroke finishes! They will also begin to learn the breaststroke and the butterfly as the season progresses.
The Mini-Mites season will begin Tuesday, May 29 and end on Monday, July 16. (The one week later start time is to allow for the water to warm up for these younger swimmers!)
They will practice four days each week for 30 minutes.
Pre-Season (May 29 - June 14) practice will be held Monday-Friday from 4:30 - 5:00 pm.
Regular Season (June 18 - July 16) practice will be held Monday, Wed, Thursday & Friday from 11:30 -12:00 pm.
Mini-mites will also be eligible to swim in swim meets #4, #5, and #6 on July 2, July 9, and July 16th, respectively; they will not be required to attend these meets, but our hope is that they will want to participate with the rest of their KRA team family!
Mini-mites may also be eligible to move into the slotted mite practice during the season, per the head coach's approval.
Because of the added length to the "pre-team" season, renamed "Mini-Mites", and the inclusion on the KRA Swim Team, the price will reflect that of the rest of the swim team members - $100. This added fee will include the swim-team t-shirt (Go Firefish!), as well as the mandatory JRAC swimmer fee.
We hope that you are as excited as we are to expand the pre-team program. We think it is a great opportunity for those swimmers that may not be 100% ready for the "Mite" practice to participate and still be a member of our KRA Swim Team! For more detailed information on this program go to www.kraswimteam.com and click on the Mini-Mite Tab.
Please plan on attending Mini-Mite evaluations on Sunday, May 20th from 2-4pm, if you have NOT already attended a swim team evaluation at St. Catherine's. A swim team coach will be present to watch your child swim and recommend joining the "Mini-Mites" or Group Swim Lessons Program
If you attended a swim team evaluation at St. Catherine's and were marked as "pre-team" you may register for the Mini-Mites; no need to attend the swim lesson evaluation date.
To Register please go to www.kraswimteam.com and click on the 2018 Registration Button. As you go through the registration process you will come to a button that says ***REGISTER TO THIS GROUP**** PLEASE SELECT MINI-MITES.
Team suits will not be required for Mini-Mites, however, if you would like to purchase a suit to use for practices and for the last three swim meets of the season please join us on Sunday, May 6th from 1-4 pm under the KRA Pavilion. We will have all the suits available to try on and purchase.
We hope you are excited as we are about this newly expanded program.
Of course if you have any questions please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracy & Laura