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SENIOR

 HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

SENIOR (BLUE&BLACK)

This Squad is intended for high Schoolers

Squad Info

  • This is RAC’s High Schoolers performance group. RAC’s Senior Group program is designed with the intention of providing the curriculum and atmosphere necessary for success at local, Zone and Sectional competition. Its primary purpose is to develop swimmers to race and win at the CT Senior Championship, individual and as a Team.
  • SEN works towards acquiring qualifying time standards for Zones, Sectionals, and Futures Championship.
  • Swimmers in this group will come from Junior. Competitive swimmers coming from outside programs who can achieve the SEN criteria will be evaluated by the Head Coach through a practice tryout.
  • SEN practice is offered 10 pool sessions and 3 to 5 dry-land sessions per week on average. The actual number of weekly sessions will depend upon where the group is in the training cycle.  
  • Parental involvement in swimming decisions at a minimum. Once swimmers achieve competency, the swimming relationship must be limited to coach/athlete for them to progress to their greatest capabilities.
  • Due to the quality and level of training, this group will be limited to no more than 20 swimmers.
  • Swimming is their only sport.

 

Requirements for SENIOR BLUE (SB):

  • Be in High School
  • 85% attendance or higher. Coach retains the discretion of accepting absences, which do not count against the attendance figure.  Incomplete workouts will be considered as ½ of the attendance of the workout.
  • Has been participating in all RAC intended meets.

The Goal in SENIOR BLUE is to achieve 3 CT SENIOR CHAMP TIME STANDARDS

  • ​For each Senior Cut, the swimmer will have the opportunity to train with SEN BLACK one session per week.

Requirements for SENIOR BLACK (SK):

  • 3 CT SENIOR CHAMP TIME STANDARDS OR 2 SECTIONAL TIME STANDARDS
  • 85% attendance or higher. Coach retains the discretion of accepting absences, which do not count against the attendance figure.  Incomplete workouts will be considered as ½ of the attendance of the workout.
  • Has been participating in all RAC intended meets.
  • The Goal in SENIOR BLACK is to achieve at least one FUTURES TIME STANDARD. Once achieve, swimmers will be considered into the NATIONAL SQUAD.
  • No history of having vacations 4 weeks prior to a Championship event.

Requirements to remain in this group:

  • Display history of above requirements at the end of each season.
  • Must conduct themselves with honor and selflessness at all competitions regardless of circumstances.
  • Active in club events (Squad Outings, Banquet, Memorial Day Parade, Swim-a-Thon, etc.) and swim clinics offered for younger club members.
  • Live lifestyle appropriate for achieving the greatest personal success.
    • Great nutrition/massage/yoga
    • No drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.
  • Ability to train at or above a level appropriate for current experience and speed.
  • Willingness to attend and perform in every meet, in every event and in every distance recommended by Head Coach.
  • Senior Group swimmers are expected to do everything within their power to reach their own personal potential.

Note on training: Coaching staff spends additional time to develop swimmers technically, mentally and physically through advanced training methods, training camps, squad meets, services and equipment not offered to any other group.  

The Senior swimmer is a positive, hard-working example of the RAC program as a whole. Swimmers in the Senior group are expected to perform to the highest standards and work towards their short and long-term goals on a daily basis.  Also, Senior swimmers are expected to be role models for others in the Club. Senior swimmers must have the desire to improve and strive for the highest level of competition.