Age Group Swim
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Swimming is a ‘life sport’ we practice a philosophy of
progression and technique. It is important for the parent and
athlete to choose a path that allows for a positive experience as
well as continued success.
This swim team is
designed to give children the opportunity to progress from a novice
swimmer to the level of achievement and competition they desire. We
believe that the entire experience should be focused on improvement
that is both fun and instructional, and that the swimmers should
learn individual and team skills. For the experience to be
worthwhile, it should present physical and mental challenges and
demand a commitment to improve. We believe that year round exposure
to competitive swimming (including swimming in meets) greatly
enhances the opportunity to achieve superior goals.
A commitment to this
program is displayed through good attendance and showing up on time
to practice and meets. It is important to bring a positive attitude
to practice and remain open-minded about the challenges your coach
presents day in and day out. This also includes making good choices
in and out of the pool setting.
Practice time drop off,
10 minutes before start time. And for swim meets, 20 minutes before
warm-up. Strive to get your swimmer ON DECK and READY to practice
before the scheduled start time. Not walking in the door at that
The focus of our Age
Group team is developing competitive swimmers who will hopefully
become swimmers for life. In order to accomplish this goal we
strive to teach the necessary skills, develop the required
endurance, and have fun along the way.
Our program is centered
on the concept of stroke technique. Our first priority is to
make sure that your swimmer is swimming correctly. This will
increase your swimmer’s capability in the water as well as
help prevent injury later in his or her swim career.
We will also make sure
that your swimmer is conditioned and develops endurance at a level
appropriate to their age and skill level. Competitive
swimming is based on doing the strokes well and with
strength. Only quality hard work will develop the skills and
endurance necessary to be a successful competitive
Along with developing
technique and endurance, we want your child to thoroughly enjoy
their swimming experience. We focus on encouragement and
support to develop your swimmers. We take time on occasion to
play games. Swimmers who enjoy their time on the team have
better motivation, work harder, and are more likely to participate
in swimming for years to come.