|NATIONAL @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Lead Coach: Ross Hedrick
The National Group is the oldest and most advanced group on the Nu Wave Swim Club. These swimmers must have the ability to train at a very high level and be willing to commit completely to the program.
National Group swimmers must have the desire to set and achieve new personal goals and have the willingness to commit to the guidelines established by the Head Coach in order to reach these goals.
It is essential that these swimmers take ownership of their goals, performances, and behavior in both meets & practice.
Age range for this group is 15 years old & older (14 yr old swimmers who will turn 15 prior to the State/Regional Championships of that current season).
Practices will emphasize both technical adjustments and demanding training sessions.
Swimmers in this group must provide leadership for our younger swimmers through their work ethic, attitude, sportsmanship and commitment to this team.
Swimmers will develop skills necessary to succeed at the State and Regional/National competitions with a goal of collegiate swimming. Swimmers must be a Sectional/SR Zone Qualifier in 2 or more strokes or IM event.
Swimmers must have achieved an IMR score of at least 2,500 points (14 or Older), and/or an IMX score of at least 3,500 (14 or Older). Additional Team test sets will be included in the swimmer's evaluation throughout the season.
During the school year, the National Group will be offered six-eight practices per week. During the summer months, the National Group will be offered eight practices per week. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 85% of the practices offered during our short-course and long-course seasons.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Starting Monday, August 26 (2019)
Monday-Thursday 4:00-6:30 PM (UNO Lakefront Arena)
Friday 4:30-6:30 PM (UNO Lakefront Arena)
Saturday 7:15-10:00 AM (UNO Lakefront Arena)
***Starting December 3: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00 AM (Newman School)***
(Swimmers are required to provide a kickboard, buoy, paddles, fins, snorkel and tempo trainer)