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Training Groups

The Duneland Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Duneland Swim Club to offer age and skill level specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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Beginner Group (5): GUPPIES. Our beginners consist of trial swimmers and swimmers new to the sport. This level focuses on learning the very basics of freestyle and backstroke technique and breathing. The emphasis of this group is to become comfortable in the water and to gain a lifelong love of the sport.  FUN, while learning, is important in this group.

Advanced Beginner Group (4): SHARKS. This group continues to build on what the swimmers learned in the beginner group. Stroke technique continues to be the primary focus of this group. Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced at this level. Basic competition skills are taught and swimmers are encouraged to try competing at this level. Having FUN and gaining a love of the sport continues to be a major focus.

Intermediate (3): Work on all four competitive swimming strokes while increasing yardage is the focus of this group to prepare swimmers for moving into the more competitive swimming groups. Diving off the side of the pool and transitioning to diving off the block and rules and regulations of competitive swimming are taught to this group in preparation for competition. The swimmers at this level are beginning to compete at swim meets on a regular basis. Stroke technique, flip turns, diving, meet preparation and endurance are the focus of this group while still having fun and gaining a lifelong love of the sport.

ULTRA/SPRINT (2B): These are our championship level swimmers. These swimmers have demonstrated competency in all four competitive strokes and continue to perfect all skills required for competitive swimming. Rules and regulations of competitive swimming are enforced. Ultra/Sprint group will concentrate on speed and stroke mechanics along with a comprehensive weight program to complete the total swimmer.

DISTANCE (2A): These are our championship level swimmers.  These swimmers have demonstrated competency in all four competitive strokes. Rules and regulations of competitive swimming continue to be enforced.  DISTANCE is an intense cardiovascular training group with daily goals of completing posted yardage and time intervals. This group will include a comprehensive weight program to complete the total swimmer.

Senior Team: Senior program consists of swimmers preparing for the next high school season. Weights and cruise intervals are introduced to allow for individual development. The Head Age Group Coach and Head Senior Coach reserve the right to include any swimmer they feel has the physical and mental ability/development to handle these practices regardless of age.