The Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club training group development plan is outlined below. The goals of the overall program are to develop senior bound and lifelong swimmers from a young age, putting all swimmers in the position to swim in college if they so choose.
The program is designed to develop athletes starting young in the Developmental groups and then progressing through each group, introducing new training focuses and increased commitment at each level.
Athletes are developed to be senior swimmers. Athletes will take values and knowledge from each group on through their swimming careers.
Ideally children should begin their swimming careers early, so they can properly develop all the skills needed to be well rounded athletes.
Senior swimmers who started young and progressed from the Developmental groups will have a better knowledge base than athletes who began competitive swimming for the first time in middle school or later.
Stroke Development I- "Developing the basics"
Stroke Development II - "Improving the mechanics"
Age Group Prep - "Intro to competition"
Age Group Endurance - "Turning efficiency into speed"
Age Group Performance - "Earning results through hard work, commitment, and dedication"
Senior Group - "Swimming with world class speed"