This is our entry level group. This group will include swimmers brand new to Mavericks that have no swim team experience. These kids must have a background in swimming and need to be familiar with freestyle and backstroke. Swim Club practices will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:30. You must swim with the group you are enrolled in. Competition is optional.
The goal of this group will be to develop good freestyle and backstroke technique. We will concentrate on proper body position, kicking, arm strokes and breathing. We will also introduce all butterfly and breaststroke strokes, dives/starts, and turns while improving their fitness level through technique training. They will be ready to move up to the Bronze team when the coaches feel that the swimmer is solid in freestyle and backstroke, has improved in fitness level and has the appropriate maturity and conduct to move up.
The group consists of kids that are either new to Mavericks or have moved up from Swim Club. If these kids are new to Mavericks, they need to be familiar with all four strokes. The Bronze team will practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:15-6:45. You must swim with the time group that you enroll in. Competition is encouraged but optional.
The Bronze team will focus on stroke development that will enable them to participate in competitions, fitness through technique training, and introduction to swim meets and goal setting. They will be improving the technique in all four strokes, starts, turns, and in-practice listening skills. A swimmer will move up to the Silver team when listening skills have improved and the athlete is able to swim longer distances while maintaining proper technique.
This group consists of kids that are familiar with all Bronze skills. Silver/Gold practices are scheduled for Monday-Friday from 5:15-7:00. Competition is optional but will be encouraged.
The focus of this group will be to improve stroke technique, fitness, listening skills, swim meet participation, racing ability, and goal setting. In this group, yardage will increase and training will focus on conditioning, and swim sets will increase in complexity. This is also when swimmers will focus more on competitions. Promotion to the Gold team will take place when the swimmer displays a more serious and positive attitude, technique and conditioning have improved, and more focused goal setting has taken place.
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This page was updated for Winter 2014 on 12/30/2013