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Practice & Standards

 

Fall 2018

Swimming starts:

Senior and Black Groups:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

All other groups:  Monday, September 17, 2018

(Fall Season runs from September to the beginning of March)

Practice Times are subject to change.

 

 

Age Group - Red Level - 2 days T H Either 6:15 PM- 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 8:00PM

·                  This is our beginning group (pre competitive)

·                  Focus on skill development and technique in strokes

·                  Progression for racing starts.

·                  Speed is not the focus.

Times to be determined after registration depending on enrollment numbers

Criteria

  •                 Comfortable in water
  •                Swim 1 length of pool ( 25 yards)

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap – You must wear if you have long hair

 

 

Age Group - White Level - 2 days T H 6:30 PM-7:45 PM

·                  Focus on skill development and technique in strokes

·                  Starts and turns.

·                  Speed is not the focus.

Criteria:

·                  50 yds proficient free w/ rhythmic breathing

·                  50 yds proficient backstroke

·                  50 yds proficient free and back kick

·                  forward dive

·                  appropriate listening skills

·                  understanding of breast pull and kick

·                  understanding of fly kick

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap(girls, boys optional), T-shirt

 

Age Group - Grey Level - 3 days M W F  6:30 PM-7:45 PM

·                  Focus on skill development and technique in strokes

·                  Starts and turns.

·                  Speed is not the focus.

Criteria:

·                  50 yds proficient free w/ rhythmic breathing

·                  50 yds proficient backstroke

·                  50 yds proficient free and back kick

·                  forward dive

·                  appropriate listening skills

·                  understanding of breast pull and kick

·                  understanding of butterfly

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap(girls, boys optional), T-shirt

 

 

Age Group - Blue Level - 4 days M H W F 6:30 PM-8:00 PM (No Practice Tuesdays)

·                  Focus on skill development and technique in strokes

·                  Starts and turns.

·                  Speed will be developed.

·                  Approximately 50% of work is kicking.

·                  It is recommended that swimmer attend at least 2 nights a week while attending 3 days a week regularly.

Criteria:

·                  100 yds proficient free w/ rhythmic breathing

·                  100 yds proficient backstroke

·                  100 yds proficient free and back kick

·                  100 yds breaststroke

·                  50 yds butterfly

·                  forward dive

·                  appropriate listening skills

 

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap, fins, T-shirt.

 

 

Age Group - Black Level – 5 days M - F 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM

·                  Continued focus on skill development and endurance (technique first, speed later).

·                  Basic interval training/aerobic conditioning.

·                  Compete in “long events” for age group. 25-50% of work is kicking.

·                  It is recommended that swimmer attend at least 3 nights a week while attending 4 days a week regularly.

Criteria:

·                  500 free with proficient breathing, kick and turns

·                  100 each stroke with legal turns and kicks (speed will be a factor)

·                  200 kick of each stroke (speed will be a factor)

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap, Fins and T-shirt.  Team Jacket highly recommended.

 

 

Senior Level –6 days M-F 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM (maybe 8:30 during college season) , Sat. TBA

·                  Entry into the Senior Level is a privilege not a right

·                  Swimmers should be ready to make a greater time commitment and handle a heavier practice load.

·                  Positive attitude and willingness to work hard are required

·                  It is recommended that swimmer attend at least 3 nights a week while attending 4-5 days a week regularly.  

Criteria:

·                  Appropriate attitude

·                  Recognize position of being active role model for entire team

·                  Have and maintain a positive attitude toward training and racing

·                  Be prepared to train at highest level possible on daily basis

·                  Be on time to practice and in water when told

·                  10x 100 free @ 1:30

·                  10x100 kick @ 155

·                  200 each stroke proficiently

·                  Swimmer should be prepared to attend all practices.

·                  High school swimming season-should come once a week.

Equipment list: Goggles, Clinton Cuda Cap, Fins, Paddles, snorkel, T-shirt and Team Jacket

Scholastic (Those that swim Varsity/Modified Swimming ONLY)

Independent (Those that swim Varsity/Modified Swimming but use Clinton as place of practice)

Fee is whatever Level applies to you.

Discount for multiple swimmers from one family – Please note this does NOT include meet fees, equipment or USA Registration fee. Number of swimmers in family must be in Blue, Black or Senior Levels

2 swimmers – 10 %, 3 swimmers – 15 % , 4 or more swimmers – 20 %