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Lawrence Swim Team

 


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The Lawrence Swim Team (LST) was created in 1977 to provide the community of Lawrence with an instructional and competitive swimming program. LST fosters an atmosphere of sportsmanship, character, and achievement through hard work and goal setting.

We are a “competitive swim team” focused on creating champions in life through excellence in swimming.

 

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TRAINING GROUPS


 

FOUNDATION GROUP

GROUP COACH:  John Koen, Jennifer Hill

GROUP EMPHASIS: Foundational motor skill development and acquisition. Athletes will be introduced to basic swim training and stroke progression as well as introductory level dryland training.

AGE GUIDELINES: 4th grade and younger

SUGGESTED ATTENDANCE: 2-3 practices per week

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: All swimmers must be able to complete a 25 of freestyle and backstroke and have a general idea of butterfly and breaststroke.


CORNERSTONE GROUP

GROUP COACHES: Quincy Perry, John Koen

GROUP EMPHASIS: There is an increase in the complexity and specificity of the stroke development and motor skill acquisition. Athletes will begin to train at a higher level and explore training different energy systems. Dryland training focuses on injury prevention, motor skill acquisition, and general fitness

AGE GUIDELINES:  5th & 6th grade

SUGGESTED ATTENDANCE: 3-5 practicess per week (depending on ability level)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  All swimmers must be able to complete a 50 of freestyle and backstroke and have a general idea of butterfly and breaststroke.


KEYSTONE GROUP

GROUP COACHES: Quincy Perry, Jazzy Kitt

GROUP EMPHASIS:  This group executes a full seasonal training program with cyclical training approaches that maximize all energy systems. Dryalnd training is designed to prepare athletes for the requirements of the senior group when lifting and other exercises are introduced.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 7th & 8th grade

SUGGESTED ATTENDANCE: 4-6 practices per week (depending on ability level)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: All swimmers must be able to complete a 50 of freestyle and backstroke and have a general idea of butterfly and breaststroke.


SPIRE GROUP

GROUP COACH: Joel Elber, Jennifer Hill

GROUP EMPHASIS:  This is the highest level within LST and provides motivated athletes an opportunity to train seriously and prepare for higher levels of competition. Dryland training is a significant piece to the training where we have lifting sessions as well as high kinetic dryland sessions.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:  High school and college

SUGGESTED ATTENDANCE: 5-9 practices per week (depending on ability level)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: All swimmers must be able to complete a 50 of freestyle and backstroke and have a general idea of butterfly and breaststroke.


OTHER INFORMATION


Assignment and movements to new groups are determined by grade in school and the ability of the athlete to perform the basic skill requirements. Group movement occurs in September (after the conclusion of the long course season). Athletes will be separated within each group based on ability level in order to provide each athlete a comprehensive training plan fit for their ability level.