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TEAM LEVELS
The Developmental Level is designed to provide a sound foundation in the proper technique of all four competitive strokes, starts and turns. It is for children age 6-12. Summer League swimmers and swimmers who have completed Intermediate/ Advanced swim lessons often find this is a good level to be introduced to USA competitive swimming. Year-round participation is encouraged to continue improvement of the swimmer’s skills. Most swimmers at Developmental I & II do not compete. Developmental III is an introduced to competition.
The Age Group Level is for children age 8-14 focuses on building a foundation in aerobic conditioning, motor skills coordination, stroke development and strength. Self-Confidence, self-discipline, and total body coordination will develop swimmers and increase their potential for personal achievement. This program offers a positive learning experience and healthy environment for fun and personal growth. Team spirit, friendship and commitment are key benefits on this level. All swimmers compete at this level.
The Senior Level Competition of regional and national levels offers swimmers ages 14 and over the highest degree of athletic achievement and individual growth. Qualities of leadership and time management skills are incorporated into a rigorous training program for overall development. Senior swimmers are challenged by their team commitment and personal goals for excellence in and out of the water. Swimmers at this level have 100 percent attendance for meets and practices. Practices are held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock , School season and LRRC and UALR Summer Season.
The Masters Level is for adults age 18 and up who want to be a part of a group training atmosphere. This one hour practice is divided into four levels: Beginners, Intermediates, Tri-athletes, and Advanced. It is for adults wanting to swim for fitness, triathlon competitions or United States Masters Competitions.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Stroke Technique Camps are one week camps that cover all four competitive strokes through video, demonstration, lectures, and swimming drills. The camp also covers pool safety, water games, sports specific lectures such as nutrition, self talk, and confidence of a champion.

 

One Great Swim Team -
Many Great Practice Locations!

LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB

Coaches: Eimear Fuller, Lindsey Fisher, & Steve Hall

Levels: Developmental Levels and Summer League

Click here for map Little Rock Athletic Club

 

LITTLE ROCK RACQUET CLUB 

Coaches: Tay Stratton, Evan Johnston, Rebecca Aten, Alisha Ocken, Tasha Stratton

Team Coordinator: Kelly Roberts

Levels: Developmental, Summer League, Age Group and Masters

click here for map Little Rock Racquet Club

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK

Coaches: Steve Hall, Quincey Johnson

Levels: Developmental and Seniors

click here for map University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

JACKSONVILLE 

Coaches: Keith McAfee and Mary Jo Heye

Levels: Developmental and Age Group

click here for map Jacksonville Community Center

 

SHERWOOD 

Coaches: Keith McAfee & Mary Jo Heye

Levels: Developmental, Age Group, and Summer League

click here for map Sherwood - Bill Harmon Recreation Center

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB

Coaches: Quincey Johnson

Levels: Developmental, & Masters

3804 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock

Click Here for Map North Little Rock Athletic Club

 

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.