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Group Descriptions

At the Cleveland Swim Institute, training groups are created to maximize specificity of training.  Our staff also strongly believes that the social aspect of this sport contributes to long term success just as much as proper skill acquisition.  For this reason swimmers will be kept with swimmers in their same grade or age group. 

 

 Commitment: "The act of being dedicated to a cause or activity"

To be committed is clearly a relative term; being committed has different meanings for different people and different situations. The CSI coaching staff understands that each of our athletes have different commitment levels to the Sport of Swimming. Our "commitment" is to make sure that your commitment level best matches your personal goals. Our purpose as coaches is to make sure we do everything possible to assist and empower each of you to achieve your unique goals; In order to do this , you (the athlete and parent) set the commitment standard and we (the coaching staff) make sure you follow through on your commitment. While we will assist, suggest and encourage you on your journey through the sport of swimming, it is important to note that YOU are in charge of your future and making sure that your goals and commitments are aligned.

 

Move up Policy: Our coaches will maintain an outlook of fluidity in regards to the placement of each swimmer.  Each athlete will be evaluated and his/her individual needs will be taken into account throughout the year.  If a swimmer has a need that is not being met or needs more work in a specific skill area, we will adjust the training group placement to meet those needs 

 

"Performance" Group:  The Primary "Performance" and Junior "Performace" group is an optional upgrade that includes Sports Performance services through CSI Athlete.  These team-only dryland classes are scheduled before swim practices on Mon/Wed/Fri at 5pm.  Swimmers may upgrade at any time to the Performance level or downgrade at any time to a Swim-Only level. 

 

"Elite" Group: (Invitation only) CSI's Age Group "Elite" Team and National "Elite" Team is for athletes who have achieved specific time-standards and who have decided to pursue regional, national and even international USA Swimming competitions.  The "Elite" Group has been designed specifically for those swimmers who are fully committed to maximizing their swimming potential.

 

Please email us at schedule@csiathlete.com to schedule a tryout or to request more information

 


COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM GROUPS


 

Developmental Group

 Who: For athletes who are learning to love the sport of swimming and would like to be a part of a competitive team

Developmental: Ages 12 & Under

Training Focus: This 60-minute practice will focus on teaching the swimmer to become proficient and legal in each of the four competitive strokes and turns. The goal of this group is to develop proper stroke mechanics and a basic understanding of competitive swimming.

Expectations:

  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete at USA Sanctioned Meets and should attend at least 2 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the end of season championship meet
  • Those who qualify will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie Age Group Championship Meet
  • Beginner swimmers should attempt the IMR/IMX Challenge

Equipment & Gear: CSI Swim Cap, Goggles, Fins

 

School Year Practice Schedule

(Aug 19 – May 29)

 

Broadview Heights:

6:30 – 7:30pm (Tue/Thu/Fri)

Fairview Park:

6:30 – 7:30pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 

Summer Practice Schedule

(Jun 1 – Aug 7)

 

Broadview Heights:

6:30 – 7:30pm (Tue/Thu/Fri)

Fairview Park:

6:30 – 7:30pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Training Dues:

Annual

Commitment

Seasonal

Commitment

Late Enrollment Fee

(per family)

Developmental

$70/month

$90/month

$80

 

 

Primary Group

Who: For younger athletes able to perform all four competitive swimming strokes legally and ready both physically and mentally for basic conditioning.   

Primary: Ages 12 & Under

Primary “Performance”: We strive to develop not only great swimmers with a love for the water, but more importantly great athletes.  Led by CSI Athlete, masters in the field of Sports Performance, our Primary “Performance” Group includes Speed & Conditioning Training in an age-specific group setting, sure to create a fun team atmosphere outside of the pool. 

Training Focus: This group is designed to continue stroke development and to begin refining stroke mechanics.  Practice will still be heavily instructional while increasing basic aerobic conditioning needed to build endurance and maintain technique over longer distances in preparation for racing. 

Expectations:

  • 2-3 practices per week
  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete at USA Sanctioned Meets and should attend at least 2 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the end of season championship meet
  • Those who qualify will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie Age Group Championship Meet
  • Beginner swimmers should attempt the IMR/IMX Challenge

Equipment & Gear: CSI Swim Cap, Goggles, Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy

School Year Practice Schedule

(Aug 19 – May 29)

Broadview Heights:

 

6:15 – 7:30pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Speed & Conditioning: (*Performance Level):

5:00 – 6:00pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 

Fairview Park:

 

6:15 – 7:30pm (Tue/Thu/Fri)

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Practice Schedule

(Jun 1 – Aug 7)

 

Broadview Heights:

 

 

6:15 – 7:30pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Speed & Conditioning: (*Performance Level):

5:00 – 6:00pm (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 

Fairview Park:

 

SUMMER FLEX SCHEDULE

Come any (3) days

6:15 – 7:30pm (Mon - Fri)

 

Training Dues:

Annual

Commitment

Seasonal

Commitment

Late Enrollment Fee

(per family)

Primary

$80/month

 

$100/month

 

$80

Primary “Performance”

 

$129/month

 

$149/month

 

$80

 

 

 

Junior Group

Who: For athletes able to perform all four competitive swimming strokes legally. This group is for those who are competitive swimmers either as their primary sport or in conjunction with other competitive sports.

Junior: Ages 11 – 14 years

Junior “Performance”: We strive to develop not only great swimmers with a love for the water, but more importantly great athletes.  Led by CSI Athlete, masters in the field of Sports Performance, our Junior “Performance” Group includes Speed & Conditioning Training in an age-specific group setting, sure to create a fun team atmosphere outside of the pool. 

Training Focus: Training duration and intensity will be increased from the Primary level, while making sure the progression is appropriate to each athlete's current ability and training history.  We will focus on basic endurance training and sprint work while improving and refining stroke mechanics and introducing racing strategy. 

Expectations:

  • 3-5 practices per week
  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete at USA Sanctioned Meets and should attend at least 4 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the end of season championship meet
  • Those who qualify will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie Age Group Championship Meet and should strive to qualify for the Lake Erie Zone Team.
  • Beginner swimmers should attempt the IMR/IMX Challenge

Equipment & Gear: CSI Swim Cap, Goggles, Snorkel, Fins, Paddles, Pool Buoy, Tempo Trainer, Kickboard

 

School Year Practice Schedule

(Aug 19 – May 29)

 

 

 

Broadview Heights:

 

6:00 – 7:30pm (Mon-Fri)

5 – 6pm (Mon/Wed/Fri) *13&Older Dryland


5 – 6pm (Mon/Wed/Fri) *12&Under Dryland

Fairview Park:

 

6:00 – 7:30pm (Mon - Fri)

 

 

 

Summer Practice Schedule

(Jun 1 – Aug 7)

 

 

Broadview Heights:

 

6:00 - 7:30pm (Mon - Fri)

5 – 6pm (Mon/Wed/Fri) *13&Older Dryland


5 – 6pm (Mon/Wed/Fri) *12&Under Dryland

 

Fairview Park:

 

6:00 – 8:00am (Mon - Fri) Swim

*** OR ***

6:00 – 7:30pm (Mon - Fri) Swim

 

Training Dues: 

Annual

Commitment

Seasonal

Commitment

Late Enrollment Fee

(per family)

Junior

$100/month

 

$120/month

 

$80

Junior “Performance”

 

$149/month

 

$169/month

 

$80

 

 

 

Senior Group

Who: For high school and college-age athletes interested in incorporating both CSI's Swim and CSI's Swim-Strength training curriculum. Training has been designed so that CSI Senior athletes can take part in both USA as well as their high school or college swim teams.  

Senior: Ages 14+

Training Focus: We will focus on building the athlete capable to compete at the highest levels of the sport of swimming by perfecting technique and race execution, performing high-intensity endurance training and sprint work in the pool and utilizing CSI Athlete’s Swim Strength Program in the gym. 

Expectations:

  • 5+ practices per week
  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete at USA Sanctioned Meets and should attend at least 4 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the end of season championship meet
  • Those who qualify will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie Senior Championship Meet and should strive to qualify for the Lake Erie Zone Team, Central Zones, Sectionals and Nationals

Equipment & Gear: CSI Swim Cap, Goggles, Snorkel, Fins, Paddles, Tempo Trainer, Kickboard, Pull buoy

School Year Practice Schedule

(Aug 19 – May 29)

 

Broadview Heights:

 

5:30 – 6:40am (Mon/Wed/Fri)

4:00 – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri)

7:00 – 9:00am (Sat)

Swim Strength Training Schedule:

5:30 – 6:40am (Tue/Thu)

9 - 10am (Sat)

 

Fairview Park:

 

4:00 – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri)

*7 – 9am (Sat) - Optional Swim @ Broadview

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Practice Schedule

(Jun 1 – Aug 7)

 

Broadview Heights:

 

6:00 – 8:00am (Mon-Sat)

4:00 – 6:00pm (Mon - Thu)

Swim Strength Training Schedule:

8 – 9am (Mon – Sat), or 6 – 7pm (Mon & Wed)

 

 

Fairview Park:

 

6:00 – 8:00am (Mon – Fri)

*6 – 8am (Sat) - Optional Swim 

@ Broadview

 

 

 

Training Dues:

Annual

Commitment

Seasonal

Commitment

HS Prep 

(Sep & Oct)

Fairview

(Swim Only)

$125/month

 

$145/month

 

$200/month

Broadview

(Swim & Strength)

$189/month

$209/month

$269/month

 

 

 

 


                                                  

 

 

Team Mission:  CSI Swimming is a competitive swim club whose mission is to teach children and young adults hard work, dedication and sportsmanship through a positive, supportive yet highly competitive team environment.



Team Vision:  Cleveland Swim Institute will help our athletes strive for excellence while also learning the importance of setting up proper fundamentals to ensure long term success.  Beyond being a premier competitive swimming establishment, we will also be an organization that will prepare our athletes for life beyond the pool and serve the greater Cleveland community.

 

The Cleveland Swim Institute is dedicated to maintaining a culture of ownership, leadership, and team unity that can be seen across all areas of the program.  We thrive on openness and transparency in all team operations and will ask our members to embrace this philosophy as well.   

CSI is a competitive swim program, therefore we expect a high level of commitment from our athletes and families.  Our staff believes that success both academically and athletically is achievable and we are dedicated to helping athletes excel in both areas.  

 

OWNERSHIP

  • CSI coaches will clearly present the standards and requirements for workouts/training sets for athletes to see.

  • Our  coaches are committed to creating the most effective training programs in an environment where both the coach and athlete will work together and have ownership in the process.

  • Our swimmers will not just swim with their bodies, but more importantly their minds.

    • Our swimmers will display ownership of their swimming by having the integrity to do all tasks and skills asked of them as described, or  by asking for further explanation.

    • CSI swimmers will show that they are dedicated to the details and the process from the time they walk in the door to the time they leave.

  • Our swimmers will have exemplary time management skills that will allow them to be successful outside of swimming as well as in practice.

 

LEADERSHIP

  • Our swimmers will display respect towards all teammates, coaches, parents, competition, officials, and aquatics staff.

  • Our swimmers will actively take on partnership roles with other athletes on the team by mentoring, teaching, and supporting.

  • Our  coaches will always display a high level of professionalism, communication, and dedication.  We will act as leaders within the team and the community.  

  • Our coaches will take on leadership roles within the team, the Local Swim Committee and USA Swimming.

 

TEAM UNITY

  • Swimmers will proudly represent the Cleveland Swim Institute by wearing team gear and team caps when at practice and competitions

  • Our coaches are open to discussing any aspect of our training plans/club procedures with parents, except during practice and/or competitions.

  • Our coaches will always wear appropriate coaching attire, or team issued gear.

  • Our parents will support the integrity of the program by handling all situations in a professional manner directly with the staff.