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Training Groups Info

The Sylvania Tsunami Swim Club offers five training levels.

The coaches separate the team into training groups based on age, ability level, and experience.

Each of these training groups encourages regular attendance for the swimmer

to get the most out of their individual level.

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Training Group Descriptions

 

Stroke Development:  This introductory group is for swimmers who are just beginning in the sport of swimming.  Swimmers must be able to do freestyle with rotary breathing.  Basic mastery of freestyle and backstroke, as well as the introduction to butterfly and breaststroke are the primary goals of the Stroke Development Program. There are no meet requirements, however all swimmers may be encouraged to swim at one swim meet. Practices will be held in the short lanes of the pool.  The group is divided into two age groups and assignment to a group will be determined after all swimmers are registered. 

Coaches: Kelsey Mefferd and Andy King

Red:  Red is our second level of developmental groups, and is for beginners (ages 7-9) who know the four competitive strokes, but need coaching to put them together in order to swim strokes legally and more efficiently in swim meets.  Basic mastery of the four competitive strokes and turns are the primary goals of this group. Practices will be held in the long lanes of the pool.  This group is limited to a total of 40 swimmers.  Coaches: Kelsey Mefferd and Andy King

WhiteWhite is our introduction into training group.  These swimmers (ages 9-12) know all four competitive strokes legally.  Swimmers are introduced to basic training methods with emphasis on proper stroke technique, technical refinement, understanding the pace clock, and other swimming skills.  Practices will be held in the long lanes of the pool.  This group is limited to a total of 40 swimmers.  Coaches: Kelsey Mefferd and Andy King

BlueBlue is designed for swimmers (ages 11-14) making preparations for the Senior Group level of training and competition.  Swimmers begin to use training methods to improve fitness levels, including more extensive dry-land conditioning, stroke technique, and proper training and race strategies.  Technique is still emphasized, but a shift is made towards higher levels of training.  This group is limited to a total of 40 swimmers.  Coaches: Kris Moellenberg & Lori Yaross

Senior:  Senior Group is for national, advanced, intermediate, and beginning level high school swimmers.  This group is for the post high school season, along with the long course season.  Swimmers in this group are offered training for swimmers to reach their personal potential goals.  Goals and training programs are developed to accommodate individual swimmers abilities and will be divided into two groups.  Swimmers will be encouraged to attend the uppermost levels of competition as discussed with the Senior Group coaching staff.  Each group will have a limited number of swimmers.  Coach:  Kris Moellenberg and Lori Yaross