DACA Pre-Competitive Program is an introductory program designed to improve stroke and turn technique in preparation for the DACA Competitive Team.  Small class sizes of no more than seven swimmers of similar ability allow for first-class instruction that is both focused and personalized.  Instruction in the DACA Pre-Competitive Program provides a technical skill base, igniting a love of the water and inspiring our swimmers to continue on in all levels of the DACA Competitive Team.

Ongoing month-to-month classes are offered at state of the art facilities.  Both locations, Saratoga High School and De Anza College, feature outdoor, heated pools with full locker rooms and ample spectator seating.

DACA also offers indoor Pre-Competitive at our swim school location. For more information specifically regarding the Indoor Pre-Competitive please call 408-446-5600.

Pre-Competitive during Covid-19

Registration for DACA' Pre-Competitive Program is open.  Classes will be offered on a monthly basis and enrollment will be ongoing. DACA will maintain safety and social distancing protocols for Pre-Competitive classes.

Classes will be $120 per month.  Monthly billing will occur on the first of each month.  At the time of registration, a $50 annual registration fee will be charged and will be charged each January thereafter.  Additional classes can be booked for an additional $120/month.

The withdrawal policy will be the same. Withdrawals must be submitted via the DACA website ( using the withdrawal form by the 21st of the month to be effective the following month (for example: submitted September 19th, cancellation effective October 1st).


Additional class times may be added based on demand. DACA reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes that do not meet a minimum of two students.


Please contact the DACA office via email ( if you have any questions. The following is the class schedule at Saratoga High School:

Pre-COMP Schedule


6:00-6:40PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

6:45-7:25PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

7:30-8:10PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald


9:00-9:40AM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

9:50-10:30AM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

10:40-11:20AM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

11:30AM-12:10PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

2:50-3:30PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

3:40-4:20PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald


2:20-3:00PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

3:10-3:50PM: Dolphin, Emerald

4:00-4:40PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

4:50-5:30PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

5:40-6:20PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald

6:30-7:10PM: Shark, Dolphin, Emerald, Sapphire


Each class level in the DACA Pre-Competitive Program is integrally related to the previous level and the following level. Certain skills are emphasized at each class level and students are allowed to progress from one level to the next when they are able to correctly perform specific skills. The class level progression, from the first to last level, is Shark, Dolphin, and Emerald. Click the buttons below for more information on each class level. 

1st Level: Shark

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2nd Level: Dolphin

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3rd Level: Emerald

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