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Neely Ducklings Swim Program

The Neely Ducklings Program is for beginner swimmers aged seven years and younger (as of May 31, 2019) who do not meet the minimum requirements for the Neely Mallards Swim Team. To meet the minimum requirements, swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted in three minutes or less.

The goal of the Ducklings program is to have participants to swim the length of the pool, unassisted, by the end of the season.  Swimmers, aged 3 and 4, who may not be able to complete the swim unassisted, will swim across the pool with their coach's assistance. This program is NOT intended for children who are fearful of water. Participants must be comfortable in the water and be INDEPENDENT of their parents. If your child is not comfortable in the water, please consider enrolling him or her in private lessons taught by Coach Madison. You may contact her directly at

Neely Ducklings Program Details

  • Participants in the Ducklings swim program will be assessed by Coach Madison and placed into practice lanes based on skill level, not age.
  • Water safety and proper stroke technique will be taught for both freestyle and backstroke at varying levels for each group.
  • This is a four week program.  Practice will be 30 minutes, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, except for Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day). 
  • Maximum Duckling to Coach ratio will be 3, with a Lead Coach on deck.
  • All participants will have the option to participate in an Exhibition Swim at the last swim meet of the season, which will be dependent up the meet schedule.
  • Each participant will receive a Neely Mallards Swim Team t-shirt. 

Registration fee: $100 per swimmer

Duckling Evaluation: Coach Madison will assess each Duckling the first day of the session and place in practice lanes based on ability, not age.

Session dates:  

  • May 28, 29 & 30 (8:00 - 8:30 only on the 30th), 
  • Jun 3, 4 & 5; 
  • Jun 10, 11 & 12; 
  • Jun 17, 19 & 19;

We will have only four weather make-ups: Fridays, Jun 1, 8, 15, & 22 at 10:30am.

Session times: 8:00 - 8:30 am, OR 5:30 - 6:00 pm

Exhibition Swim Meet: Last meet of the season: Date TBA at 5:00 pm.

Registration for the 2019 Ducklings Swim Program is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stewart at

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