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Practices

We strive for consistency with our practice schedule. However, because we use the pool along with the Eaton Schools, Eaton High School (EHS) girls' swimming and diving team, and the Eaton Recreational Program, with EHS having first priority.  Cancellation of a practice due to a high school swim meet, repairs, or unforeseen circumstances will be sent via e-mail to active members and posted at eatonredwaves.com.

Parents are welcome to watch practice from the bleachers. The coaches will be happy to talk with you before or after practice if you have any questions or concerns.

PARENTS ARE ASKED NOT TO BE ON DECK DURING PRACTICE OR MEETS.

All swimmers need to be on the deck ready for stretching 5 minutes before practice starts.

Due to the variability of schedules during the year, all practice schedules are posted and available at eatonredwaves.com, by emailing eatonredwaves@gmail.com, or speaking with one of the club coaching staff.

 

The team is divided into four practice, or training, groups. Athletes are assigned a practice group after an assessment of his/her skill level by the head coach. Progression from one level to the next is at the discretion of the coaching staff. In addition, specific requirements must be met to advance to the Platinum team (details below).

 

 

 

Platinum Team

This is an elite training group. Platinum team members are expected to attend regular practice sessions, which are conducted Monday through Friday for 1.5 - 2.0 hours per day in length.

 

Training Focus: Stroke technique, dry land conditioning, developing complex race skills, and coach's and film analysis.

 

  1. Must be 13 years of age or over.
  2. Must be able to complete the following designated test set or have completed the set in the Head Coach's presence in the past:
  1. 8 x 100 FR on the 1:20 or 8 x 100 FR/Back on the 1:25 or 8 x 100 Back on the 1:30 or 8 x 100 FR/Breast on the 1:35.
  1. Requirements must be completed by the end of the month you start with, or return to, the club.

 

Gold Team

This is a high-end training group. Gold team members must be 11 years of age or older and demonstrate clean stroke mechanics. They are expected to attend regular practice sessions, which are conducted Monday through Friday for 1.5 - 2.0 hours per day in length.

 

Training Focus: Stroke technique, dry land conditioning, developing complex race skills, and coach's and film analysis.

 

White Team

The practices for the White team are conducted Monday through Friday for approximately 1.5 hours in length and focus on teaching proper technique and introduction to aerobic work. 

 

Training Focus: Stroke development and analysis, and race skill development.

 

Red Team

The Red team is the entry-level practice group. It is open to swimmers as least six years of age and able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the Eaton H.S. pool) of each freestyle (front crawl with correct breathing technique) and backstroke. The practices for the Red team are conducted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and are one hour in length. The Red team serves both as an introduction to competitive swimming and preparation for the next practice level. Emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of competitive swimming.

 

Training Focus: Stroke instruction, knowledge of rules, introduction to swim

meets, and fundamental racing skills.