Pups Program


  • Are you intimidated by a "Masters" practice?
  • "Those people are way too fast - I'm not ready"
  • "I have no idea what 10x100@1:30 means"
  • "What is a clock send-off?"
  • "Why would they tell me to buy a snorkel?"

If these are the thoughts running through your head - then our Pups Program is the place for you. 

6-Week Program

This 6-week program meets twice per week and is coached by our talented and experienced beginners coaching squad. The program is designed to start you from scratch and ease you into a comprehensive swim program and get you ready for the more endurance based practices of the main SwimRVA Hammerheads pool program OR to train on your own.

Here to learn

All sessions are set up to provide the best opportunity for teaching and explaining in a low-key, low stress, judgement-free zone. Just some of what you will learn:

  • How to read a practice
  • How to use the equipment
  • How to use the pace clock
  • Drill explanations; how and WHY to do them
  • How to swim with others in a group

When you are done with the Pups Program you will BE ready and, just as important, FEEL ready to take the next step in your swim training with confidence.


Practices are held at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center

5050 Ridgedale Parkway

Richmond, VA 232234

Tue and Thu evenings from 7-8pm

Next Session

Jul 9, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019

All sessions are limited to 12-athletes

Registration Fee: $149

Exact Dates for this session are:

Jul 9, 11, 16,18, 23, and 30

Aug 1, 6, 13, 15, 20 and 22.