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Battleground Swimming Training GROUPS

*Each swimmer has an annual non-refundable registration fee of $140. 

 

COPPER

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

JUNIOR

SENIOR

Practice times Offered

4-5 times per week for 1 hour each

5 times per week for 1 1/2 hours

5 times per week
1 ½ to 1 hr. & 
45 mins

5 times per week for 1 ½ to 2 hours

5-10 times per week for
1 ½  to 2 hours

10 times per week

Offered Days, Times and Location

Mon-Thurs

5:45-7:00pm

@ Fairmont JH

 

*Saturday 

8:30am-10am

​ (Coach’s recommendation and decision)

@ South

Mon-Thurs

5-6:30pm

@ Bonnette JH

 

Sat. 8:30-10am

@ South

Mon-Thurs

5-6:45pm

@ Deer Park JH

 

Sat. 8:30-10am

@ South

Mon-Thurs

5:6:45pm

@ Deer Park JH

 

Sat. 8:30-10am

@ South

Mon-Fri

5:00-6:30am

(w/ Head Coach Approval)

 

Mon-Thurs

4:45-6:45pm

 

Saturday

7:00-8:30am

* all @ South

Mon-Fri

5:00-6:30am

 

Mon-Thurs

4:30-6:30pm

 

Saturday

7:00-8:300am

 

* all @ South

Practice Requirements

Attend at least 50% of practices offered
50% or better attendance
70% or better attendance
80% or better attendance
4 or more practices
per week
MUST attend 5 or more per week
(in addition to HS practices)

Competitive Requirements

Attend at least 2 meets per year 
 
(Highly encouraged and recommended to do more meets including Summer League meets)
Goal meets: Winter, Spring & Summer Champs
 
Attend 2 meets per season (SC and LC)
 
Sprint Series
 
Halloween Invite
2 USA meets per season (fall/winter season, spring season, summer season)
 
Attendance at Winter, Spring & Summer Champs
 
Goal meets:  Gulf Champs, TAGS
All USA meets offered
 
Attendance at Winter, Spring & Summer Champs
 
Goal meets:  Gulf Champs, TAGS, Zones
All USA meets offered
 
Meet Attendance -  70% including attendance at Winter, Spring, Summer Champs & Gulf Champs
 
Goal meets: TAGS, Zones, Sectionals, NCSA, Junior Nationals, Grand Prix, Sr Nationals
All USA meets offered
 
Meet Attendance - 70% including attendance at Winter, Spring,  Summer Champs & Gulf Champs
 
Goal meets:  TAGS, Zones, Sectionals, NCSA, Junior Nationals, Grand Prix, Sr Nationals

Age Requirements

5 years old Typical age

 is 5-12

Minimum of 6 Typical age

 is 6-12

Minimum of 8 Typical age

is 8-14

Minimum of 10 Typical age is 10-14

Minimum of 11

*Acceptance by Head Coach

Minimum of 13

*Acceptance by Head Coach

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming 25 yds unassisted in freestyle or backstroke

 
Any other swimming basics or fitness tests a Coach may deem specific and fundamental.
- Able to swim 3 of 4 strokes legal
 
- Able to accept and follow instruction
 
- Complete 8 x 25 on :10 sec rest
 
- Complete
10 x 50s Free on 1:15 
 
- Read the clock. Go on “top and bottom”. Know the :30 sec and 1:00 interval
 
 
 
All of the before, plus:
 
- Legal 50 of all 4 strokes
 
- Complete IMR for Age group per season
 
- In SC, be able
to complete
10 x 50s on :55
(pace on:50 or better)
 
- Three(3) Bs or Two(2) BBs and One(1) A
in the 9-10 Boy/Girl swimmer's Time Standards
 
- Mastery of all workout intervals
 
- Able to do a start and turn in each stroke
 
- Able to streamline, circle swim and lane etiquette knowledge
All of the before, plus:
 
- Arrive on time to all practices
 
- Legal in 100 of all four (4) competitive strokes, including turns
 
- Complete a 500 at a meet
 
- In SC, be able to complete
8 x 100s on 1:40 (average pace is 1:30
or better)
 
- Three (3) As or Two (2) AAs and in 9-10 B/G swimmer's Time Standards
 
- Able to understand the pace clock. Know how to read it, calculate intervals & interpret a written workout
  

All of the before, plus:

- Approved by Head coach

- Arrive on time to all practices
 
- Year round commitment to USA swimming (including summer league
 
 - In SC, be able to complete
8 x 100s free on 1:30  (average pace is 1:20 or better)
4 x 200 free on 3:15 (average pace is 3:05 or better)
 
 
- Two (2) AA times or
Four (4) A times in 11-12 B/G swimmer’s time standards
 
* This group is also aimed to train current 8th graders who are committed to swim HS, but do not yet meet some standards mentioned above.
 
- MUST be a HS aged Athlete and accepted by Head coach
 
- Arrive on time to all practices
 
- Year round commitment to USA swimming (including summer league)
 
- In SC, be able to complete 8 x 100s free on 1:20 and average 1:15 or better and
 
4 x 200 free on 2:55 and average 2:45 or better and
 
3 x 200 IM’s on 3:15 and average 3:00 or better
 
 
- All “A” times in swimmer’s time standards
 

GOALS

Legal in 3 out of 4 strokes

 

Introduction to swimming terminology

 

Start Progression Checklist

Checklist.pdf

Introduction and development of starts and turns for all strokes

Complete Start Progressions

Building up endurance by increasing workout yardage

Technique

Know intervals

Goal Setting: Focus on meeting and exceeding Personal Bests

Development and progression of  competitive starts and turns

Working towards and possibly obtaining BBs in swimmer's Time Standards

Refining technique

 

Building speed, race pace and tempo

 

Intro to Long Course endurance

 

Goal Setting: Focus on USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards

 

Work on age appropriate IMR or IMX events

Intense Technique and Conditioning training

 

Race Pace Training

 

Developing Leadership Skills

 

Goal Setting

 

Self-Discipline and Commitments

 

Complete IMX events

 

 

Intense Technique and Conditioning training

 

Race Pace Training

 

Developing and Displaying Leadership Skills. Accepting more responsibilities.

 

Goal setting (Individual and Team)

Safe Sport Training

High Attendance percentage

 

Self-Discipline and Commitments

 

Complete IMX events

Develop advanced training and conditioning performance

 

Goal setting (Individual and Team)

 

Race Pace Training

 

 Qualify for Sectionals

 

High attendance percentage

 

Self-Discipline and Commitments

 

Complete IMX events

 

Training Equipment Needed

 

Other swim equipment may be Coach Recommended

Swim cap, goggles, swimsuit

Kickboard,

 

 

Swim cap, goggles, swimsuit, Kickboard, Fins

 

Pull buoy, Paddles, Jr Snorkel (optional but recommended)

Cap, goggles, Kickboard, Fins, Pull buoy, Paddles, Jr Snorkel,

 

Dryland attire

 

Kickboard, Fins, Pull buoy, Paddles, Snorkel,

 

Dryland attire

Kickboard, Fins, Pull buoy, Paddles, Snorkel, 

 

Dryland attire

Kickboard, Fins, Zoomers, Pull buoy, Training Paddles, Snorkel,

 

Dryland attire

Monthly Fee

(effective Sept. 1, 2016)

$70

$75

$85

$90

$100

$100

 

PROMOTIONS will occur in the months of March and September, other than exceptional circumstances.

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Swimmer's abilities are evaluated by the coach of these groups and a swimmer will move up when they demonstrate the proper efficiency and mastery to attend the next higher group.

When a swimmer has successfully reached the ability to move to the next level of the program, the coaches of both groups will confer with each other and determine the swimmer's abilities and possible change in status.  When it is agreed that a change is to be made, the swimmer and parent will be informed by coach or coaches of their eligibility to move into the next higher group.

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