Our Senior swim program is structured to produce outstanding swimmers and young leaders through intensified training and competition at the state, national and International level. Senior Level swimmers by definition comprise the most dedicated and skilled swimmers on our club. They are an elite training group! As an elite group, senior swimmers will need to maintain a rigorous training schedule. This schedule will allow them to reach new physiological and psychological levels that will become a departure point for the grey area of success. Only those swimmers willing to embrace the following practice standards should register for the Senior groups. This is a commitment not a convenience by any means! The following standard applies throughout the year, fall through summer. Participation in a full meet schedule is required. The ultimate goal for the athletes in either of the groups is to move to the challenging or faster cycles in their group, not necessarily to move to a different group. Learn to lead by example and learn to lead your training lane.
15 & over athletes. These kids are all in. Swimming is really their only activity outside school. These swimmers will travel nationally, multiple times per year for competitions. Commitment of eight water (two AM and two dry land practice per week). The coaching staff is aware that some training weeks may present unforeseen attendance difficulties. This practice schedule is very challenging, but doable for the athlete who has clearly defined goals, high aspirations, good time management skills and a willingness to give up a lot to pursue their dreams & goals. As well as providing the most comprehensive training program available to us, it can only be achieved with the development of a cohesive training group. We have shown in the past that in order to achieve International, National or State standards, everyone plays "vital" contribution to the overall success. Athletes in this group need to be more equipped to handle longer water sessions/sets.
15 & over athletes. (Experienced 14-year-old swimmers meeting specific criteria at the coaches discretion). National Development is for 15 & over swimmers who have or are striving towards National AAA, Sectional, and Future standards. These swimmers will be prepared to move on to our Senior 1 group. The Senior 2 group is high intensity, highly technical, and focused on the three main areas of improvement in swimming: Technique, Strength, and Endurance. This group offers 8 practices a week and additional dryland workouts. Swimmers are expected to make 90% of all practices.
This group is designed for the 14 & over swimmers who are experienced, plan for local, High School, regional competition, or may be seasonal athletes. They have strong knowledge of and swimming skills in all four competitive strokes and turns, as well as some level of endurance in order to navigate through basic swim team sets and practices. The athletes in this group will be provided with physical and stroke development instruction necessary to eventually progress to the Senior 2 or Senior 1 levels. Swimmers in this group continue to evolve to achieve higher levels of training. Swimmers are encouraged to maintain a minimum of 5 practices or more per week, plus dryland workouts. Swimmers in this group are expected to work with the coaches to determine which competitions to attend.