Mini Warriors Program
The mini warriors are the youngest members of the swim team. They are swimmers that are interested in joining the swim team but might not yet be able to tolerate a practice that consists of swimming up and down the lanes for an extended period of time.
Young swimmers wishing to be mini warriors are evaluated by the mini warrior coach to determine if they have the basic skills needed to join the mini warriors. We stress this is an evaluation and not a tryout. Any swimmer capable of swimming the length of the pool is mini warrior eligible. Those swimmers who are not quite ready for the mini-warriors are referred to the DH swim lesson program and encouraged to return the following year to be evaluated again for the mini warrior program.
Mini Warrior evaluations will be conducted on Saturday May 20 at 9am, Tuesday May 30 at 7pm, and Thursday June 1 at 7pm at the Dominion Hills Pool.
A parent should be present at the evaluation session and your child will be asked to demonstrate their ability to swim. The kids will get in the lap pool near the baby pool side, close to the wall. Each child will swim one at a time. They will first be asked to swim freestyle as far as they can go (but not more than one length). They will then be allowed a short break before being asked to swim the back stroke (again not more than one length). If they can swim each stroke at least one length they are ready for the regular practice sessions. Since they are being evaluated for the mini warrior program we expect most will not be able to swim a full lap of either stroke. Neither you nor they should be upset if they can't swim the length of the pool. Although the pool is heated the water may be cool.
2017 Mini Warrior Practice
Mini Warriors: Monday Through Thurs beginning Monday June 5 - Thurs June 22.
7:00-7:30pm Bows practice
7:30pm-8:00pm Arrows practice
Mini Warriors: Practice Saturday June 10.
Once Arlington County elementary schools are out for the summer, all practices move to the following morning schedule and are held Monday through Friday
Summer Practice Schedule June 26 - July 28