Background-image
Olympic Development

Equipment

Short Blade Fins (Speedo)

Swimmers Snorkel (Speedo)

Olympic Development Level 1

Advancement Checklist

Transition Skills

Streamline Ready Position Take-Offs Link coming soon..
2 Dolphin Kicks (Side, Supine, Prone) Link coming soon..
10-Toe Start Link coming soon..

Freestyle Level 1 (Long Axis Stroke)

Horizontal Body Position Link coming soon..
Consistent Kicking with Pointed Toes Link coming soon..
Side Breathing  Link coming soon..
Catch-Up Freestyle (11-Position and 3-Quarters) Link coming soon..

Backstroke Level 1 (Long Axis Stroke)

Horizontal Body Position Link coming soon..
Consistent Kicking with Toes Pointed Link coming soon..
Face Up And Nose To The Sky Link coming soon..
Thumb Exit and Pinky Finish (Straight Arm) Link coming soon..

 

 

 

Olympic Development Level 2 

Advancement Checklist

Transition Skills

4 Dolphin Kicks (Side, Supine, Prone) Link coming soon..
10-Toe Start from the Blocks Link coming soon..
Backstroke Start Link coming soon..
Underwater Pullout for Breaststroke Link coming soon..
Flip Turns for Freestyle and Backstroke Link coming soon..
Open Turns for Breaststroke and Butterfly Link coming soon..

Freestyle Level 2 (Long Axis Stroke)

6-Beat Kick Link coming soon..
Bilateral Side Breathing Link coming soon..
Catch-Up Freestyle (11-Position and 3-Quarters) Link coming soon..
Recovery: High Elbows, Leading with the Shoulders (Fingertips Below the Elbows) Link coming soon..

Backstroke Level 2 (Long Axis Stroke)

Horizontal Body Position Link coming soon..
Consistent Kicking with Toes Pointed Link coming soon..
Face-Up and Nose to the Sky Link coming soon..
Thumb Exit and Pinky Entry (Straight Arm Recovery) Link coming soon..
Bent Elbows on the Catch Link coming soon..

Breaststroke Level 1 (Short Axis Stroke)

Floating in Base Position (Hand, Head, Hips and Heels Horizontal) Link coming soon..
I, Y Scoop to I-Scull Link coming soon..
Toes Turned Outwards when the heels are drawn to hips Link coming soon..
Simultaneous Legs on Kick Link coming soon..
4-Second Glide at the completion of the stroke cycle Link coming soon..

General Practice Requirements:

  • Good Lane Etiquette
  • Follows Instructions
  • Positive Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Great Work Ethic
  • Good Attendance
  • Comes to Practice Prepared 
  • Pays Attention During Instruction

 

 

 

Olympic Development Level 3

Advancement Checklist

Transition Skills

6 Dolphin Kicks (Side, Supine, Prone) Link coming soon..
Track Start from Blocks Link coming soon..
Backstroke Start Link coming soon..
Underwater Pullout for Breaststroke with Dolphin Kick Timing Link coming soon..
Flip Turns for Freestyle and Backstroke Link coming soon..
Open Turns for Breaststroke or Butterfly Link coming soon..
Individual Medley Transition Link coming soon..

Freestyle Level 3 (Long Axis Stroke)

Balance on Leading Arm Link coming soon..
Full Body Rotation Link coming soon..
Catch-Up Freestyle (11-Position and 3-Quarters) Link coming soon..
Bilateral Breathing Link coming soon..
Recover: High elbows leading with the shoulders (Fingertips below the elbow) Link coming soon..
High Elbow catch or Palm Positive (Fingertips below the elbow before pushing paddle) Link coming soon..
Thumb finishing through the thigh Link coming soon..
Strong 6-Beat Kick Link coming soon..

Backstroke Level 3 (Long Axis Stroke)

Horizontal Body Position with Leading Arm Link coming soon..
6-Beat Kick (Kicking inside of the Body Shadow) Link coming soon..
Rotation of Hips and Shoulders Link coming soon..
Thumb Exit, Pinky Entry (Relaxed hands on recovery) Link coming soon..
Bent Elbows on the Catch Link coming soon..
Finishing Past the Hips through the Thigh Link coming soon..

Breaststroke Level 3 (Short Axis Stroke)

Floating in Base Position (Hand, Head, Hips and Heels Horizontal and Inline) Link coming soon..
Pressing Forward on the Wide Outscull (Hands must be shallow) Link coming soon..
Fingertips Down and Elbows up on the in-scull (Elbows must be Shallow) Link coming soon..
Toes Turned towards the wall when the heels are drawn towards the hips Link coming soon..
Feet simultaneously pulling heels to hips (pressing knees back, keeping shallow) Link coming soon..
Pushing feet directly backwards to move the core body forward (Feet finish behind the body line) 4 H's Link coming soon..
Hands, elbows, shoulders and head leading the recovery (shallow) Link coming soon..

Butterfly (Short Axis Stroke)

High elbows on the catch Link coming soon..
1st Kick BIG Kick (Boom Butt) Link coming soon..
FAST and strong 2nd Kick Link coming soon..
Breathing low and early Link coming soon..
Hands flare through the hips at the completion of the pull cycle Link coming soon..
Low profile on the recovery Link coming soon..
Sending energy forward Link coming soon..

Test Set:

  • 8x50s Kick @ 1:10  
  • 8x50s Free @ 1:00

General Practice Results

  • Good Lane Etiquette
  • Follows Instructions
  • Positive Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Great Work Ethic
  • Good Attendance
  • Comes To Practice Prepared
  • Pays Attention During Instruction

 

 
Sponsors (Partners)
Center+for+Health+and+Sports+Medicine
Firehouse+Subs
SwimAmerica
Speedo
Channel+4
Brucci%27s
USA+Swimming
FL+Swimming
Safe+Sport
Julington+Creek+Plantation
US+Masters+Swimming
USA+Triathlon
Florida+Swim+Network
Sponsors