The Senior Developmental program is designed for swimmers 13 & Older to continue the proper acquisition of the skills needed to be a competent competitive swimmer. Racing starts, turns and IM transitions are introduced at this stage. The four competitive strokes will continue to be refined. In addition to acquiring and refining skills, the swimmers in this group will also receive level-appropriate endurance and sprint training throughout the course of each season.
The Senior Developmental program practices three days a week for one hour. The swimmers in this group will have the opportunity to compete in local and statewide swim meets.
COSTS & COMMITMENTS: This program costs $95.00 a month. A once yearly $66.00 USA Swimming registration fee is also required. There are no additional fees or family volunteer requirements to participate.
Senior Development Group Criteria
The Senior Development Group is focused on taking athletes and making them into swimmers. The Senior Development group will meet the needs of athletes coming from other sports or doing other sports, high school swimmers who are still developing technique and translating dryland power into aquatic speed. Technique is the primary focus with speed, power and explosiveness playing large roles and ONLY have time to swim maybe twice a week
There are three practices a week offered and a swimmer can come to any practice. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend all practices as skills and progressions build from one practice session to another. This group does not have morning practices.
Goals of the Senior Developmental Group:
- Swim 3 x 100 IM legally
- Swim 4 x 50 of each stroke or 200 IM legally
- Perform all turns and push-offs efficiently
- Perform track start and backstroke start effectively
- Athlete is motivated to listen to coaches and try to improve
- Courteous to other swimmers in pool
- Athletes know their attitude affects how they swim and how others around them swim
- Develop consistent practice attendance
Expectations of the Senior Developmental Group:
- Continue becoming more fluid in swimming (no splashing)
- Actively improve technique
- Learn leadership skills
- Attendance should improve, not decline as the athlete matures
- Training attitudes should be more productive and supportive as the athlete gets older
- Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to actions needed to promote and support the goals of the team
- Attend 2-3 meets per season prescribed by coaching staff.
- Active in club fundraising
- Display ability to train appropriately for the athlete’s experience and stated goals