Jr. HiPPo Program
High Point offers a Junior HiPPos (JH) program for new swimmers, ages 5 and up (by Memorial Day of the current swim season), to foster the love of competitive swimming in our younger pool members. The program allows younger swimmers to gain confidence in their swimming abilities. Jr. HiPPos is NOT a learn-to-swim program. Jr. HiPPo swimmers should be able to:
- swim the length of the shallow end of the pool unassisted,
- feel comfortable wearing goggles, and
- blow bubbles under water.
Our Jr. HiPPo Coaches are senior members of the swim team under the direction of our head coach and are CPR and First Aid certified. JH Coaches encourage stroke development in freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers who are proficient in free and back will be advanced to the competitive team and placed in the “8 & Under” age group. We also have a bridge lane to help our young swimmers advance at their own pace.