CARA Swim Teams, Longmont Recreation Services
Longmont Recreation Services offers CARA Swim Teams for youth ages 6 to 18 years at three different sites throughout the year: Centennial Tsunamis CARA, Longmont Recreation Center Piranhas CARA, and Summer only for the Sunset Pool Swordfish. CARA swimming is a recreational swim team for youths
ages 6-18 who are not USA swimmers.
Please register for the age group that your child will be on the first day of practice.
Swimmers will compete according to their age on January 1, 2013.
Pre-Requisite for 6-10 and 11-14 age groups: Ability
to swim one length of pool front crawl with rotary breathing and back crawl without
stopping or using assistance.
Pre-Requisite for 11- 18 group: Knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes and swim 400 yards freestyle with rotary breathing.
All participants will be evaluated on the first day of practice. See related programs of interest.
Visit L-Trac for CARA Swim Team registration information.
Centennial Pool CARA: The Tsunamis
Longmont Recreation Services' Centennial Pool's CARA swim team, the Tsunamis, is a year-round CARA swim team. Centennial CARA Tsunamis practices are held year-round on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Winter Spring 2013 :
Practice Days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan 8 - Apr 16. No practice April 2 & 4, 2013.
Practice Location: Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St, Longmont, CO 80504
Saturday, February 9 at Home- Longmont, Centennial Pool
Saturday, March 16 at Thornton
Saturday, April 13 at Parkview
Parent meeting for Centennial CARA Team: first 15 minutes of
practice on Tuesday, Jan 8.
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Longmont Recreation Center CARA: The Piranhas
Recreation Services' Longmont Recreation Center's CARA swim team, the Piranhas, is a year-round CARA swim team. Longmont Recreation Center CARA Piranhas practice on Monday and Wednesday late afternoons.
2013 Winter/Spring Practice:
Practice Days: Mondays & Wednesday evenings,
Practice Location: Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501
Parent meeting: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 5pm
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Sunset Pool CARA: The Swordfish
Longmont Recreation Services' Sunset CARA swim team, the Swordfish, is a summer-only CARA swim team. Sunset CARA Swordfish practice weekday mornings at Sunset Pool.
Thank you all for a great season! Ribbons and Certificates are available at the front desk at Sunset Pool. See you all Summer 2013!
2013 Summer practice: Will be in the Summer Brochure, April 2013.
Practice Days: Monday through Friday
Practice Location: Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
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Related Programs of Interest
New & Improved!! Blast Accelerated Swim Lessons
Blast is the City’s own accelerated swim lesson program, designed to get kids ready for swim team. Kids ages 5 & up will develop swimming skills and techniques for the 4 competitive swim strokes: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. Newly expanded to four technique based levels that progress swimmers from the basics—getting comfortable in the water, blowing bubbles and floating—to a solid foundation in the 4 competitive swim strokes.
Beginning Blast: Stroke Preparation • 5 years & up • Lessons are 40 min
Introduces students to water and learning to swim in a fun, safe environment. Students will learn basic water skills including rhythmic breathing, floating, gliding, kicking and rolling over from front to back.
Blast 1: Freestyle • 5 years & up • Lessons are 45 min
Pre-requisites: 10 bobs; front & back float w/out help; front & back glide w/out help
Students will learn freestyle by developing good body position, stroke, flutter kick and bilateral breathing technique. Students will continue to work on swimming basics, including rhythmic breathing, streamline glides and flutter kick, and begin learning backstroke.
Blast 2: Backstroke • 5 years & up • Lessons are 45 min
Pre-requisites: 20 bobs; front & back streamline glides w/flutter kick; swim 15 yds freestyle w/good bilateral breathing
Students will focus on developing backstroke technique, including body roll, strong, consistent flutter kick, and stroke timing. Continue to refine freestyle, developing catch & body roll, improving timing and bilateral breathing. Students will become accustomed to deep water and begin work on starts.
Blast 3: Butterfly & Breaststroke • 5 years & up • Lessons are 45 min
Pre-requisites: swim 25yds freestyle w/good technique; 15 yds backstroke; 15 yds breaststroke kick
Students will learn breaststroke and butterfly; focusing on stroke breakdown and timing. Continue refining freestyle & backstroke, improving stroke technique and endurance. Flip turns introduced.
Private Swim Lessons
Longmont Recreation Services offers a limited number of private swim lessons based on instructor availability. E-mail your name/number, age and level of swimmer desiring lessons, desired pool location, and time & day preference to either the coordinator at Centennial Pool or the Longmont Recreation Center or call Centennial at
(303) 651-8406 or the Longmont Recreation Center at (303) 774-4800.
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Updated 1/16/2013 by web page author S. Dabney (303) 774-4827