Ocean Pines Aquatics will offer a new class for children ages 6-12 interested in joining a summer swim team. Two sessions of the class will be held at the indoor Sports Core Pool, located at 11444 Cathell Road, beginning Jan. 28 and March 25.
The classes will meet twice a week to focus on endurance, technique, body position and strength to prepare swimmers for March and/or May tryouts. Stroke work will focus on rotary breathing with freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Swim skills will include diving, slip turns, treading and kick sprints.
Swim Team Prep I will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 28 – March 13 from 6 – 6:45 p.m.; Swim Team Prep II will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays March 25 – May 8, also from 6 – 6:45 p.m.
The cost per session is $135 for Ocean Pines swim members, $150 for Ocean Pines residents and $170 for non-residents.
In order to register, prospective candidates must demonstrate the ability to swim the length of the pool with recognizable freestyle and return swimming on their back. Appointments can be made by appointment with the supervisor of the aquatics program. A tryout session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Call 410-641-5255 to make an appointment.