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Blue Group (9-11 yrs)
TRAINING GROUPS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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9 to 11
 
 
11-13
 
 
12-14
 
 
 
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Description

  • Blue Group swimmers will continue to follow our team philosophy of improved technique with all four strokes, along with exceptional practice habits, will lead to better short-term and long-term success

  • Swimmers will be challenged with a variety of technique drills to improve balance, body position, core strength, and efficiency per stroke

  • Conditioning (aerobic development) with interval training begins to take on a more important role

 

General Age

  • 9 to 11

 

Skill Requirements

  • Swimmers must be legal in all four competitive strokes, including the ability to perform a dive and flip turn

  • Athletes need to be able to follow instructions in a group setting, along with cooperating and displaying good sportsmanship to teammates

  • Swimmers should have a basic understanding of timed intervals

 

Practice

  • Practice is offered six times per week for one and a half hours; Monday through Saturday. 5 times per week during the Summer

  • Swimmers should attend 3 to 4 practices a week, 4 if at the State level

  • We are currently using our Fall Schedule

M-W-F
6:45 - 8:15pm
Practice
T-TH
5:00 - 5:15pm
Dry Land
T-TH
5:15 - 6:45pm
Practice
Sat.
10:00 - 11:00am
Practice
 
 

Practice Equipment

  • Swimmers are required to have fins, snorkel, and pull buoy

  • We recommend two pairs of goggles, nose clip, and a water bottle

 

Swim Meets

  • Swimmers should attend at least one meet per month and Championship meets

  • Our goal events for the Blue Group are 200 freestyle, 200 IM, and 100 butterfly

 

Cost

  • $125 per month

  • $72 USA Swimming annual membership