Li'l Slugs Program

The Li'l Slugs are for our younger swimmers (ages 4 to 8) who possess some swimming ability but are not quite ready for competition or the rigors of daily practice.

They will work with coaches at a dedicated session to develop their skills and confidence. For safety precautions for both your swimmer and our coaching staff, a Li'l Slug must be able to:

  • Jump in the shallow end unassisted

  • Can float on stomach and back unassisted

  • Can swim the width of the main pool unassisted

  • Can attempt to put face in water and breath to side

During the course of the season, your Li'l Slug may be asked to compete at an SSL meet as per the coach's discretion.

If you swimmer cannot meet these criteria, please feel free to reach out to us at to learn about scheduling swim lessons with one of our Oakland Pool's staff members. Registration and more information on this program can be found on our team's Swimtopia website (