The Little Tigers Program focuses on stroke development for children who are interested in joining the Tuckahoe Swim Team but are not yet be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and/or backstroke proficiently. A dedicated Coach will run this program with the goal of focusing on stroke and breathing fundamentals, elementary racing techniques, and most importantly, having fun!
The Little Tigers will receive hands-on “coach-in-the-water” instruction, Monday through Friday. The estimated coach to swimmer ratio is 6:1 and two lanes will be dedicated to this group.
Little Tigers and their families are included in all team social events, such as Friday potlucks, Pancake Breakfast, Fun Friday team events, picture day, movie outing, Late Night, Tuckahoe Ball, and the baseball outing.
Register for the Little Tigers by first joining the swim team and then selecting the Little Tigers.
**Please remember that EVERY swimmer needs to sign the NVSL swim waiver found in the on-line registration BEFORE attending practice.**
This program is designed for children approximately four to seven years old who feel comfortable around the water and can swim several meters but cannot make it across the pool. Swimmers must be members of Tuckahoe Recreation Club to join the Tuckahoe Swim Team, including the Little Tigers. Swimmers new to the team (including Little Tigers) will participate in a swimming assessment.
Little Tigers Assessment will be held May 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
The Little Tigers will follow the same general practice calendar as the swim team. Check the Meet and Practice Schedule page for more information.
May 28 to June 14 (Indoor pool*)
Session 1 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session 2 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
starting June 17 (Outdoor pool*)
Session 1 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Session 2 9:45 am - 10:30 am
*Lane availability may be limited in the case of inclement weather and the Little Tigers will not practice in the event the outdoor pool is unavailable.
The Little Tigers will participate in their own fun “Mini Meet” near the end of the season so that they will have a chance to experience a meet style event. We anticipate that many of the Little Tigers will be unable to participate in our Monday Night Meets, however, if the Coach determines that a Little Tiger has advanced sufficiently to participate in Monday Night meets, there is a possibility of being “called up”.
The mini-meet will take place at Highlands Pool on Sunday, July 7 with warm-ups starting at 12:30 pm. Meet start and ice cream to follow:)
Fee is $195 per swimmer.
Each Little Tigers family is required to complete five hours of volunteer service each season. See our Volunteers page for more information.
Swimmers in the Little Tigers are members of the Tuckahoe Swim Team and will receive a team t-shirt and personalize swim cap with registration (personalized caps will available only to swimmers registered by May 12).
Contact the Swim Team Reps at firstname.lastname@example.org.