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Swim Groups/Tryouts

 

Patriots Swim Team

 

The Pleasant Prairie Patriots offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Patriots  to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities. For group practice times please click on the schedule.

New swimmer tryouts will be conducted at 4:00pm on the first Monday of every month.  The swimmer will go through a brief evaluation with a coach and then will receive group placement. 

For more information please contact Coach Kristen Benetti:

kbenetti@plprairiewi.com or 1-262-925-6750

 

Barracuda Group- The Barracuda Group is the entry level of the Patriot Swim Team.  All Swimmers in the Barracuda must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping of freestyle, 25 yards without stopping of backstroke, be able to jump into deep water and be under the age of 10. We recommend that swimmers complete a lesson’s program and participate in our pre-competitive swimming lessons program before joining the Swim Team. 

Goals of the Barracuda Group: (not criteria)
1.  Learn the basics concepts and rules of the four competitive strokes
2.  Develop the beginning skills for proper turns
3.  Push off and streamline to flags with a dolphin kick
4.  Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

Barracuda swimmers are offered 5 practices a week with no attendance requirement.

 

 

Red Group- The Red Group is the second level of the Patriot Swim Team.  This is a 10 and under training group.    

 

In order to be a member of the Red Group an athlete must able to swim one length of each competitive stroke and dive off the blocks into deep water.  The Red Group will consist primarily of 10 and Under swimmers.  There will be novice 11-12 year old swimmers as well.  

 

Goals of the Red Group:  (not criteria)

  1. Continuous 500 freestyle with flip turns
  2. Continuous and legal 200 Individual Medley with correct stroke transitions
  3. 8x50 flutter kick @1:15
  4. Learn to Read a pace clock
  5. Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

Red Group swimmers are offered 5 evening practices a week with no attendance requirement.

 

White Group:  The White Group is the third level of the Patriot Swim Team.  This is a 12 and under training group. The White Group may also have new 13-14 swimmers that have not yet met the Senior Group training requirements. Swimmers in the White Group will strive to improve their technical performance, as well as their competitive performance.  They will actively engage in both long term and short term goal setting, while participating in the training process that will help them achieve those goals. 

White group will continue to place great emphasis on being a part of the Patriot Swim Team and help the swimmers how to understand successful team dynamics. 

 

In order to be a member of the White Group an athlete must complete all the requirements of the Red Group

 

 Goals of the White Group:  (not criteria)

  1. 10x100 freestyle @1:30, swam correctly
  2. 10x100 flutter kick @2:10
  3. Perform a 200 of each stroke legally in a competitive swim meet
  4. Perform a 400 Individual Medley legally in a competitive swim meet
  5. Develop consistent practice attendance habits
  6. Continue development of excellent start and turn skills
  7. Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

White Group swimmers are offered 6 practices a week, 5 weeknights and Saturday morning, with no attendance requirement.

 

Blue Group:  The Blue Group is for the Middle School Swimmer that has made the commitment to swimming excellence at a young age and is the 4th level of the Patriot Swim Team.  This group is designed as a high performance training group for athletes that accept the responsibility of setting spectacular goals and committing the time to achieve them.  These swimmers are determined to take their swimming as far as it can go.  

Goals for the Blue Group:

  1. 20x100 Freestyle @1:20, swam correctly
  2. 10x100 flutter kick @1:50
  3. Attend a minimum of 6 practices per week
  4. Long Term Goal Setting of Junior National Qualifying Time
  5. Attend all swim meets recommended by the Blue Group Coaches
  6. Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

Blue Group swimmers are offered a total of 12 workouts each week.  They have the option to attend all night workouts, all morning workouts, a Saturday morning workout, and a Sunday afternoon makeup workout.  They are required to maintain 6 practices a week and meet attendance is included as practice attendance.

 

 

Senior Group:  The Senior Group is the 5th level of the Patriot Swimming Team and will consist of 13 and over swimmers.  This Senior Group will place great emphasis on the continuation of excellence in all four competitive strokes, development of leadership skills, and high performance in competitive swim meets.  The Senior Group is divided into to training groups.

 

Senior 1:  The Senior 1 Group will be made up of 13-14 swimmers and novice high school swimmers.  In order to be in the senior group athletes must be able to swim all four competitive strokes, read a pace clock and execute send offs, and exceed all requirements for the Red 1 training group. 

Senior 1 Goals: (not criteria)

  1. 15x100 freestyle @1:25, swam correctly
  2. 10x100 flutter kick @2:00
  3. Legal 200 of each stroke swum in competitive swim meet
  4. Legal 400 IM swum in competitive swim meet under 6:00.00
  5. 5 practices attended for all group practices
  6. Long term and short term goal setting
  7. Attend all swim meets recommended by Senior Coaching Staff
  8. Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

Senior 1 swimmers are offered a total of 12 workouts each week.  They have the option to attend all night workouts, all morning workouts, a Saturday morning workout, and a Sunday afternoon makeup workout. Senior 1 swimmers do not have an attendance requirement.

 

Senior 2:  The Senior 2 Group will be made up of competitive and committed high school swimmers.  In order to be in Senior 2 a high school swimmer must have 3 A times in 15-16 year old age group of their gender.  These times can be found in the USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards.  A 13-14 year old swimmer can be in the Senior 2 Group, but they must have a SC Speedo Sectional Time Qualification.  They must also be able to commit to the group expectations.

Senior 2 goals:  (not criteria)

  1. 20x100 freestyle @1:15 female/1:10 male, swam correctly
  2. 10x100 flutter kick @1:40
  3. Attend an average of 8 practice each week
  4. Long term and short term goal setting
  5. Attend all swim meets recommended by the Senior Coaching Staff
  6.  Enjoy the sport of swimming and the Patriot Swim Team

Senior 2 swimmers are offered a total of 12 workouts each week.  They have the option to attend all night workouts, all morning workouts, a Saturday morning workout, and a Sunday afternoon makeup workout.  They are required to maintain 8 practices a week and meet attendance is included as practice attendance.

 

 

 
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