Tigershark 2019 March Short Course Season
2019 March Short Course Session
Monday February 18 - Wednesday March 20
ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE PAID IN FULL WHEN YOU REGISTER USING A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD
Credit Card Processing fees waived for the first week. After February 25th you will be charged $.30 + 2.95% for use of a credit card.
Changes for this session
There are two changes for this session that all parents should be aware of.
1) The first night of practice will be a skills assessment night. Current swimmers attend at your regular time. New swimmers come to the practice time for the group you feel best fits your current goals for the first night ONLY. This will be the night that Coach Brad assess the skills of each swimmer and places them into one of the 5 groups listed below. If you have a scheduling conflict with the chosen group time please speak with Coach Brad.
*Register after your swimmer as be assessed by Coach Brad to avoid registering them for the wrong group*
2) We will be implementing a required volunteer commitment for each swim family. Each family will be required to volunteer 4 hours total per session. These hours could be assisting during meets, fundraisers such as the golf outing, or assisting with other club tasks. Also, donation of items for the concession stand will also count towards the 4 hour commitment. If a family chooses they may also pay an extra $100 fee in lieu of the 4 hours. These hours will be tracked and fees assessed at the end of the session. *If no meets occur during a session the volunteer requirement is waived*
This level is primarily intended for 10 and younger just learning the stroke of competitive swimming. Swimmers should be able to complete 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. Improving free and back will be a focus, including flip turns and starts. As the session progresses underwater dolphin kicking on front and back, the butterfly and breaststroke will be introduced. Swimmers will also begin working on distances of 50 yards or more, and will eventually be swimming 200 yards freestyle and backstroke without stopping. These swimmers will compete in SWMSL meets.
This group is for athletes primarily 12 and under and includes middle school swimmers. This is a group for swimmers not quite ready to make the commitment necessary for the Intermediate group and who are mostly interested in getting exercise, staying in shape. Swimmers may choose to compete in SWMSL meets. All four strokes, as well as dolphin kicking, will be worked on during practice. Participants in this group should have a basic understanding of comprehending the various distances of the pool (25, 50, 75, 100) and should be comfortable swimming at least 200 yards without stopping.
This group is for age-group swimmers ages 10-14. Swimmers should be legal in all four strokes and should be able to complete 10 x 50 on 1:10. They are also expected to be able to do 10 x 100 free on 2:15 and 5 x 100 IM on 2:30. Also, swimmers need to be able to read the pace clock correctly, remain attentive without distracting teammates and themselves during training, and follow /understand directions and sets without individual attention. Focus will be on improving technique, increasing the intensity of training, and working towards a much more competitive swimming environment, (USA Swimming). Training for all five 200 events will be emphasized as well. Special permission will be given for younger swimmers who are not only able to complete the above mentioned time standards, but who also demonstrate the cognitive ability and maturity necessary to benefit themselves and their teammates. Competing at the SWMSL Meets is encouraged as well as registering with USA Swimming.
This group is also for age group swimmers 11-14 years old. These swimmers will have already achieved several ‘B’ and ‘BB’ times in accordance with USA National Motivational Time Standards. Training for the 200 events in all four strokes and IM plus the longer 500 free and 400 IM will be the focus of this training. Proper technique will still be taught and drills will be a component of all training. It is expected that athletes will be able to read the pace clock, have an expectation of hard work and attentiveness during training and be committed to competitive swimming. Athletes should be able to complete 10 x 50 on 1:00 10 x 100 on 2:00 and 10 x 100 IM on 2:15. Longer sets of 200’s will be a part of this training, including race-pace training and anaerobic threshold sets. A 15 minute dryland period is part of this training. Special permission may be granted to be a part of this group with the best interest of the athlete’s ability to participate at their level will be considered. This includes the ability to follow directions, listen to the coaching staff and commitment to USA Swimming.
This group is intended for athletes 15 years old and older. They should have achieved ‘BB’ times in more than two events/strokes. The commitment at this level is attendance at all available practices (this will change as we begin to add additional practice times). Swimmers in this group will be registered with USA Swimming and should expect to compete at JO’s, States (both HS and USA) and beyond. Continued work on training intensity, especially in all 200 events and 400 IM and distance freestyle will continue. 10 x 50 on :50 and 10 x 100 on 1:30 or faster is expected as well as 10 x 200 on 3:00. Swimmers will be expected to help lead a 15 minute dryland before this group and Gold get in the water.
*If you are interested in competing in USA Swimming Meets, please contact Coach Brad. A USA-S membership which is good until Dec. 31, 2019 is $74.
If you are interested in diving, please email Coach Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule and pricing.
Multi-Swimmer Discount of $1 per Week Per for each additional swimmer