CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAINING
The Swim Team uses a "progressive" program of instruction to develop the child physically, mentally, and emotionally. In order to reach peak performance in a swimmer’s career, a well-defined long-term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential. The emphasis in the early stage of participation will be placed on developing technique skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge will be introduced into the training program.
The Dolphins emphasize long-term results. We want the swimmer to stay with the sport through his/her school years so he/she may develop into the best athlete possible.
Based upon the age and ability of each swimmer, the coach will place him/her in the appropriate level. The coach will move the athlete into a more challenging group when the child is mentally and physically ready.
The primary goal is the same for all levels: Preparing swimmers to perform their best as athletes and to achieve a foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
Competition is optional for all levels. Based upon each individual’s goals and/or mental readiness, the decision to compete will be that of the swimmer, parent, and coach.
Goals for each swimmer should be discussed with the coach. As their goals change, further evaluation will take place.