The Herndon Swim League and Four Seasons Swim Team are developmental in nature for children ages 5-18 years old. The purpose is to provide children an opportunity to participate on an organized swim team. The club focuses on participation, teamwork, positive attitudes, good sportsmanship, and swimming skills. The league’s purpose is to promote sportsmanship through friendly competition between amateur swimmers. Being developmental in nature, the team is designed to teach good swimming techniques for each swimming stroke to all team members and to provide participation with aquatic skills which they can use throughout their lives. A developmental team allows swimmers to attempt to master all strokes regardless of their ability.
In a developmental league the meets are scored, times kept, and records are set. Swimmers are grouped by age (by event) and ability (by heat). Swimmers are awarded ribbons which reflect their placement in their heat.