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Tech Fit -$115.00/monthly sessions (2017-18)

This non-competitive group focuses on technique and fitness for summer league swimmers, those wanting an exercise program and those wanting to practice or cross train in a learning environment. This group does not attend USA Swimming meets and does not have fundraising requirements or volunteer hours. Each month requires registration on our website as well as payment - first come, first serve. Requirements to join include 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke unassisted.This swim year there will be five groups of Tech Fit: 6-9 year olds (Pearland) and 10-15 year olds (Pearland). This group trains three days per week (Tuesday PM/Thursday PM/Saturday AM) for one hour at the Pearland Natatorium. In addition we have added a third and a fourth group of Tech Fit: 6-15 year olds (Manvel). This group trains three days per week (Tuesday PM/Friday PM/Saturday AM). The Tuesday and Friday practice for the Tech Fit (Manvel) group will be at Manvel High School and the Saturday practice will be at the Pearland Natatorium.

In addition starting with our November 2017 Tech Fit sessions, we have just added our fifth Tech Fit group: Pearland Tech Fit Pre Age Group (6-9 year olds). This group practices Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Pearland Natatorium. This is the only Tech Fit group with a lower rate of $80.00/monthly session since they only practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The required registration fee and bag tag charge still applies to this group.

The Tech Fit groups follow the PISD school calendar, so there will be no Tech Fit practices on days when school is not in session. There is a maximum and minimum number of swimmers needed to be able to offer each Tech Fit session. There are no refunds given for this group unless written notice is received at least 5 days before the start of the session that your swimmer will not be participating in.

There is a $47.00 registration fee for this group due the first month you register in the swim year and a $3.00 PEAK bag tag charge. The 2017-18 Tech Fit season begins in September 2017 and goes through May 2018.

2017-2018 Session Dates:

NOTE: Tech Fit sessions will not be prorated no matter when a swimmer joins the group.

September 2017: Begins on 9/2, and ends on 9/30
October 2017: Begins on 10/3, and ends on 10/28
November 2017: Begins on 10/31 and ends on 12/1 (no practices the week of 11/19 through 11/26)
December 2017: Begins on 12/2 and ends on 1/6 (no practices the week of 12/17 through 1/2)
January 2018: Begins on 1/9 and ends on 2/3
February 2018: Begins on 2/6 and ends on 3/3
March 2018: Begins on 3/6 and ends on 4/7 (no practice from 3/12 through 3/17 for Spring Break)
April 2018: Begins on 4/10 and ends on 5/5
May 2018: Begins on 5/8 and ends on 6/2.

June, July and August are off for the Tech Fit group. We offer our summer league, the Hot Tamales, during June and July while the Tech Fit are not in session. Please visit www.peakhottamales.com for more information on our summer league program.

PEAK YEAR ROUND GROUPS:

 

Age Group I - $115/month

This foundational group is open to swimmers ages six to eight. Instruction is focused on the technical development of all four competitive strokes. As swimmers gain technical proficiency, they will learn competitive racing skills by becoming proficient in racing starts and turns. Fitness development is achieved through interval-based and race-pace training and will be the foundation for future increases in training intensity and volume. Swimmers also participate in basic dryland training to develop balance, flexibility, and coordination.

The technical and training focus of this group will prepare swimmers to compete in events for each stroke over 25, 50, and 100 yard/meter distances as well as the 100 IM. Age Group I swimmers will practice three days per week for one hour and fifteen minutes. They will participate in one meet per month in a program of events conducive to developmental readiness. For maximum program results, consistent practice attendance is emphasized with a minimum monthly attendance of 70%.

Age Group II (Red and Blue)- $130/month

At the age group developmental level, this group is open to swimmers ages nine and ten. Instruction is focused on the technical development and refinement of all four competitive strokes with an emphasis on racing skills. Swimmers master racing starts, turns, and underwater kicking. Fitness is developed through interval and race-pace training, providing the base for future training intensity and volume. Dryland training is used to develop balance, flexibility, coordination, and core strength.

The technical and training focus of this group prepares swimmers to compete in IM events as well as events for each stroke competed over 50, 100, and 200 yard/meter distances as well as the 500 freestyle. Age Group II swimmers practice four days per week for one hour and thirty minutes. They will participate in a full meet program over the course of two days in one meet per month. For maximum program results, 100% attendance is emphasized with a minimum monthly attendance of 75%.

Bronze I - $145/month

As an age group developmental group, Bronze I is open to swimmers ages eleven and twelve. Instruction is focused on the technical development and refinement of all four competitive strokes with an emphasis on racing skills. Swimmers master racing starts and turns and develop an understanding of competitive strategies. Fitness is developed through interval and race-pace training with an emphasis on technique. Dryland training is used to develop flexibility, coordination, and core strength.

The technical and training focus of this group prepares swimmers to compete in IM events as well as 50 and 100 yard/meter distances for each stroke. Bronze I swimmers practice four days

per week with one hour and thirty minutes on weekdays, and one hour and fifteen minutes on Saturdays. They will participate in one meet per month. Swimmers are encouraged to maintain 75% practice attendance.

Bronze II - $160/month

This advanced age group is open to eleven to twelve year old swimmers who have prior training experience and technical proficiency in all four strokes as well as racing starts and turns. The goal for this group is to achieve higher time standards as well as higher-level competition requiring qualification. Swimmers in this group work to develop more refined technique in all strokes. Fitness is developed through progressively rigorous training techniques and dryland training.

The technical and training focus of this group prepares swimmers to compete in IM events as well as the 50, 100, and 200 yard/meter distances of each stroke and the 500 free. Bronze II swimmers practice five days per week for two hours. Bronze II swimmers are expected to participate in a full meet program of two or three days every 4 weeks. For maximum program results, 100% attendance is encouraged with a minimum monthly attendance of 80%.

Silver I - $140/month

Silver I is open to swimmers ages thirteen to fourteen. Instruction is focused on the technical development and refinement of all four competitive strokes while building competitive racing skills. Fitness is developed through increasingly challenging training and race strategy as well as dryland training.

The technical and training focus of this group prepares swimmers to compete in IM events as well as 100 and 200 yard/meter distances of each stroke and the 500 and 1,000 free. Workouts for Silver I swimmers are offered four days with weekday practice of 1 hour 45 minutes and Saturday practices of 1 hour 15 minutes. Swimmers in this group will participate in one meet each month. Swimmers are encouraged to maintain 75% monthly practice attendance.

Silver II - $170/month

Silver II is available to swimmers ages twelve to fourteen who have prior advanced training experience and are technically proficient in all four strokes, racing starts and turns. The focus of this group is to achieve high-level time standards and competition qualifications. Swimmers continue to refine stroke technique for optimal efficiency in all four strokes. Through rigorous training, swimmers develop fitness in preparation for senior level swimming. Dryland training is used to support strength and flexibility gains in the pool.

The technical and training focus of Silver II prepares swimmers to race all events at all distances for each competitive stroke and IM. Silver II swimmers are expected to participate in a full meet

program of two or three days every 4 weeks. Silver II swimmers practice six days per week for two hours. During the summer months, this group will do two practices on certain days. For maximum program results, 100% attendance is encouraged with a minimum monthly attendance of 85%.

Senior - $140/month

The Senior group is open to swimmers ages fourteen to eighteen who are in ninth through twelfth grades. This group focuses on technique within the four competitive strokes and implements a training plan consistent with the High School competition schedule. Fitness is developed through increasingly challenging training and race strategy as well as dryland training.

The technical and training focus of this group prepares swimmers to race all events at all distances for each competitive stroke and IM. Workouts are offered four days per week for 1 hour 45 minutes on weekdays and 1 hour and 30 minutes on Saturdays. Senior group swimmers are encouraged to participate in one meet each month. For maximum program results, consistent attendance is encouraged.

Gold - $185/month

The Gold group is open to swimmers ages thirteen to eighteen who are entering high school. To qualify for this group, swimmers must have demonstrated a strong work ethic through high-level practice attendance and effort, commitment to the PEAK program through full participation in competition, and an intrinsic desire to reach the highest level possible in the sport. Gold group swimmers follow a demanding training program designed to prepare athletes to perform from the Sectional level to national and international level competition as well as to provide the opportunity for participation at the collegiate level. Fitness is developed through progressively demanding volume and intensity with a focus on the correlation between training performance and competition performance. Dryland training develops strength and flexibility to support high level performance.

Workouts for the Gold Group are offered six days per week for two hours and forty-five minutes each day with additional morning workouts offered throughout the school year. The training load increases to daily double workouts during holiday and summer school breaks. These swimmers are required to prioritize and participate in all assigned practices, meets, and team events. For maximum program results, 100% attendance is encouraged with a minimum monthly attendance of 90%.

 

COLLEGIATE GROUP- $115/month

This group is for swimmers currently swimming at the collegiate level that want to practice with us while home on break. They will practice with our Gold group but will only attend one practice per day when practice is offered. Current USA Swimming Registration required.

 

Summer Program: PEAK Hot Tamales

Our summer league runs from the beginning of June to the end of July. Please visit www.peakhottamales.com for more information as the spring approaches.

Late Policy for all Groups: If a swimmer arrives more than 20 minutes late to practice, it is at the coach?s discretion whether the swimmer will be allowed to participate in the practice session. If the swimmer is not allowed to practice, it will be at the coach?s discretion, based on his/her conversation with the swimmer, whether the missed practice will be considered excused or unexcused.

 

**Absences for groups with practice attendance expectations  Age Group I(70% per month), Age Group II (75% per month), Bronze II (80% per month), Silver II (85% per month) and Gold (90% per month):

The following are considered excused absences for the above groups:

Medical situations or illnesses (verified by doctor?s note or school attendance record)

High School swimming competition (Silver II / Gold)

High School swim team members should meet with their High School swim coaches to determine which High School meets are mandatory and which are optional. Swimmers should plan to attend PEAK practice on the dates of optional High School meets to maintain continuity of their PEAK training.

Family illness/death

Training pool closure

The following are considered unexcused absences for the Silver II and Gold groups.

Summer league practice

Summer league meets

High School swimming practice (Silver II / Gold)

High School water polo practice (Silver II / Gold)

High School water polo games (Silver II / Gold)

 

Late Arrivals and Early Departures from Practice for Age Group I, Age Group II, Bronze II, Silver II, and Gold:

Swimmers in Age Group I, Age Group II, Bronze II, Silver II and Gold have very specific pre-training dry land and warm-up routines as well as end-of-practice cool down sessions. These pre-training and post-training activities are critical to athlete conditioning and minimizing the chances of injury.

Additionally, leaving practice early may result in that practice session being counted as an absence. Again, it will be at the coach's discretion, based on his/her conversation with the swimmer as to whether the practice will be considered an excused or unexcused absence.

Communication is the key in these situations! It is very important for swimmers in these training groups to communicate with their coaches about late arrivals or early departures. Whenever possible, late arrivals and early departures should be communicated to the coach in advance so he/she can let the swimmer know whether or not they should come to practice and/or if the practice will be counted as excused or unexcused.