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Tadpoles - Little Frogs Making A Big Splash

The Tadpole program is for young swimmers (ages of at least 4 years by June 15, 2021) who are working toward being on the swim team. We welcome younger brothers and sisters of current Frog swimmers, as well as those new to the swim team experience!

The Tadpole Program includes:

  • Approximately 5 weeks of 30 minute classes in the mornings after school has ended (23 classes total, which will begin at either 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. depending on registration numbers)
  • At least two developmental swim meets for those who are ready (very short and very spirited "races" for Tadpoles during B-meets with our big Frogs)
  • Joining our big Frogs at pep rallies and for Fun Friday Donuts.
  • And our much-anticipated TADPOLE OLYMPICS and TADPOLE AWARD CEREMONY on the last day of classes!!
  • Your young swimmer is ready for the Tadpole program when he/she meets the following criteria:
    1. Must be between the ages of 4 and 8 years-old.
    2. Must be willing to leave their parent or guardian to join the group in the pool independently. It is very important that the Tadpoles are willing to transition easily.
    3. Must be comfortable in the water and able to fully immerse their face, underwater.
    4. Must be able to submerge under water and kick or pull themselves, unassisted and without touching the bottom, to an instructor a few feet away.
    5. Must wear swim goggles and hair pulled back out of the face.

    If your child cannot do all of these tasks, or is a brand-new swimmer, please wait until next season for Tadpoles and sign up instead for swim lessons. This will ensure that all of our young swimmers and instructors have a safe and happy swim season. Our 12-and-older Frog swimmers volunteer to coach after being trained to teach Tadpoles developmental stroke (freestyle and backstroke), kicking and diving skills.

    The 2021 Tadpoles program begins with assessments on Monday, June 14th and classes will run daily, Monday thru Friday, from Tuesday, June 15th through Friday, July 16th. There will be no class on Wednesday, July 14. The Tadpole Olympics will be on Friday, July 16th. Our two developmental meets (for those who are ready/interested) will take place with our Swim Team (against another team) on Monday or Wednesday evenings to be determined closer to season start.


    All Tadpole participants must be pre-registered. Walk-ons will not be accommodated due to our adherence to strict coach-to-tadpole ratios.

    Tadpole Registration Deadline is June 12th.

    The 2021 fee for Tadpoles is $110 and is separate from your family's Swim/Dive team dues

    If you have any questions, please contact the swim reps at swim@fairfaxpool.com

    Go Frogs!!

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