* USA Swimming Membership is not included in the registration cost of this group.Mini-Rays is Designed for swimmers 5-9 years of age with swim lesson experience. 


SST Mini-Rays is designed to help bridge the gap between learn-to-swim lessons and competitive swimming.

SST Mini-Rays is a comprehensive swim program. Through a positive and enjoyable environment swimmers be exposed to the overarching technical components of proper biomechanics. Coaches focus on carefully designed progressions and stroke corrections fostering implicit fundamental development. Through training on all strokes, swimmers focus on head position, body alignment, rotation, balance and kicking. These concepts will serve as the foundation for all future technical development.


  • Develop swimmers who are legal in all four stroke disciplines.

  • Teach competition starts, turns and streamlining.

  • Develop swimmers who love the water and love attending swim sessions!

Target Meets

  • Competitions available, although not required. Competitions will be developmentally appropriate and will aim to foster a positive and enjoyable environment for all participants.


  • Swimmers should be well behaved and learn a healthy respect for their coaching professional

  • Swimmers should attempt to attend all offered sessions

  • At least a basic knowledge of Freestyle and Backstroke is required for entry in the Mini-Rays

  • Swimmers are required to comfortably swim 25 yards without struggle or help. 

  • Some knowledge of Breaststroke and Butterfly is preferred

PLEASE NOTE: The above listing should only serve as a rough criterion for selection to this group. Placement in this group is at the discretion of the Lead Group Coach and the Head Coach.