Group Description

The Pups Team serves to introduce swimmers ages 8-12 to competitive club swimming.

Meet participation is encouraged, but not required. Therefore   instruction will be geared toward building a solid background in the 4 competitive strokes, learning racing skills,  and building upon the skills swimmers learned in Gups or on their summer league teams.

Pups will also learn about such swimming fundamentals as using the pace clock and circle swimming.  The main emphasis of the Pups group, however, is on proper stroke technique and good sportsmanship.

For more information on the Pups, please contact Coach Katie. For registration questions, please contact Coach Mike. Or see our Join the Club page.

Coach Contact

Katie Barnes (email)

Required Equipment


Schedule (Ramsey Center)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 5:30-6:30 PM


$395 for Fall Term (14 to 16 weeks)
$395 for Winter Term (14 to 16 weeks)
$205 for Spring Term (6 weeks)
$150 per term Escrow
$76 per year USA-S Registration
$100 per year Booster Club dues

Click here for an explanation of fees.


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