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VITRAS SWIM CLUB RED TEAM

Our pre-competitive team is a stepping stone for athletes who have taken swim lessons or recreational swimming experience but are not quite ready for the commitment of our competitive training team. This team focuses on teaching the fundamentals of each of the four competitive strokes, as well as an introduction to racing basics and FUN!!

Practice for the pre-competitive group is divided into three groups based on ability. The movement of a swimmer to a new group is decided by the coaches and will be discussed with the swimmer and their family. Athletes in the pre-competitive group are required to be USA Swimming members for insurance purposes but do not have to participate in sanctioned meets. 

 

RED I: 

The Red Team Group I is for swimmers who have graduated from Learn to Swim and know the basics of all the competitive strokes. This group focuses on drills, basic swim sets, and FUN!

Price: $60.00 per month

Equipment needed: Fins (kickboards optional)

  1. Prerequisites 
  1. Age: 5-10 year olds
  2. Able to swim a 100 freestyle with no open turns and 100 backstroke and 100 IM unassisted without stopping. 
  3. Able to swim freestyle and backstroke technically and legally correct. 
  4. Knowledge of the fundamentals of butterfly and breaststroke.
  5. Able to dive fingers first into the pool 
  6. Can focus for 45 minutes of practice

II. Performance
A. Attendance recommendation: 2 days per week

III. Personal
A. Commitment and Desire

  1. Demonstration and Comprehension of Technique
  2. Physical, Psychological and Social Readiness

Red II: 

The Red Team Group II is for swimmers who are ready for more challenges in practice. They have all four strokes legal and are now looking to improve technique and learn practice etiquette and training. This group focuses on drills, timed swim sets, and FUN!

Attendance recommendation is 2-3 days per week

Price: $70.00 per month 

Equipment needed: Fins, snorkels, kickboards and pull buoys

 

I. Prerequisites
A. Age: 6-13 year olds

  1. Is comfortable in the water.
  1. Able to swim 200 yards of freestyle with no open turns and 200 yards of backstroke and a 200 IM legally including all starts and turns.
  2. Able to execute a competitive dive and turns for all 4 strokes. 
  3. All four strokes with legal starts, turns and finishes. 

II. Performance
A. Attendance recommendation: 2-3 days per week

III. Personal
A. Commitment and Desire

  1. Demonstration and Comprehension of Technique
  2. Physical, Psychological and Social Readiness

RED III: 

Red Team Group III members know and can complete all four strokes. While this group still focuses on drills and stroke technique, it does a higher volume of yardage than the Red Team Group II members. 

Dryland training is introduced; dryland is, but not limited to: push-ups, sit-ups, and lunges with some work with medicine balls.

Attendance recommendation is 3 days per week

Price: $70.00 per month 

Equipment needed: Fins, snorkels, pull buoys, kickboards

 

I. Prerequisites
A. Age: 9-14 year olds

  1. Able to swim 500 yards freestyle with no open turns, 200 yards backstroke, and 200 IM legally including all turns. 
  2. Can read and follow interval clock.


D. All four strokes with legal starts, turns, and finishes

II. Performance

  1. Freestyle 2:15 SCY
  2. IM 2:30 SCY
  3. Kick 2:45 SCY

B. Attendance recommendation: 2-3 days per week

III. Personal

A. Commitment and Desire

B. Demonstration and Comprehension of Technique 

C. Physical, Psychological and Social Readiness