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Tiger Aquatics - LSU Natatorium (main site)

Head Site Coach Jeannine Malbrough headcoach@swimtaq.com

Summer Schedules: (starts Tuesday May 28th, 2018)

  • Paws - Monday - Thursday 5:15-6:15pm; Friday 4:30-5:45pm
  • Cubs - Monday - Thursday 4:00-5:15pm; Friday 4:30-5:45pm
  • Jr Tigers - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00-5:30pm (Dryland M/W 4:00-4:30). Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:30am 
  • Tigers - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:15-9:15am (Dryland 7:15-8:00). Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 6:00-8:00am 
  • Pre State & State - Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00pm. Saturday 6:00-8:00am(State group)
  • Pre National & National - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:30-10:00am. Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:30am; 4:00-5:30pm. Saturday 6:00-8:00am

PAWS - "Where new young swimmers graduate to develop stronger skills and endurance"

  • Practice Times: Monday - Thursday 5:15-6:15pm; Friday 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages: 10 and Under
  • Equipment needed:  Fins, Kick board, Junior Snorkel & Equipment Bag
  • Coach: Craig Hamilton chamilton@swimtaq.com, Andrew Osbourne andrew@swimtaq.com 

This PAWS Group is designed for swimmers ages 5 and older.  The emphasis of this group is to gain better technique of all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly,  as well as proper starts and turns.  Other emphasis will be placed on kicking, streamline, proper body position in the water, but most of all having FUN! We encourage ALL members of this group to participate in at least 3 swim meets per season & 8 & under championships. We hope that through this group, young swimmers will continue to swim and move into the next group (Cubs). The Paws group offers 5 practices a week; it is recommended that you attend 3 per week.

 

CUBS- "Where new swimmers who know all four stroke begin to learn more of the competition side of the sport"

  • Cubs Practice Times: Monday-Thursday 4:00 - 5:15pm; Friday 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages: 10 and Under
  • Equipment needed: Fins, Kick board, junior Snorkel, & Equipment Bag
  • Coaches: Craig Hamilton chamilton@swimtaq.com, Andrew Osbourne andrew@swimtaq.com

The Cubs Group is designed for the more competitive 10 & Under. Cubs will continue to work on technique of ALL four stroke: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, & butterfly. A focus will be set on IM, underwater kicking,  racing, attendance, & clock reading. Cubs will also learn how to do and complete a set during a workout. ALL Cubs will be required to attend at least 3 meets throughout the season, plus regular season meets and 8 & Under Championships. The Cubs group offers 5 practices per week; it is recommended that you attend AT LEAST 3.

 

Jr Tigers - "Where age-group athletes start to define themselves and become more competitive swimmers".

  • Practice Times: Monday - Friday 4:00-5:30pm
  • Ages - 9-12
  • Equipment Required: fins, kickboard, paddles, pull bouy, snorkel, water bottle
  • Dryland Equipment: dryland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle
  • Coach: Kayla Alf-Huynh kayla@swimtaq.com

The Jr Tiger group is our 3rd level of age group training. This level of training involves continued stroke technique and an increase in endurance training. This group will focus on interval training as well as racing at a higher level. Practices will average 2,500-4,000 per workout.  Jr Tigers will introduce new dryland techniques as well as speed and agility outside of the pool. Jr Tigers will practice 5 days per week. Athletes are expected to attend and average of 4 per week.

 

Tigers - "Where young age group athletes take their swimming to a more elite level".

  • Practice Times: M/W/F 4:45-6:45pm; Tues/Thurs 5:15-7:15pm; Saturday TBA
  • Ages - 9-12 (advanced)
  • Equipment Required: fins, kickboard, paddles, pull bouy, snorkel, water bottle, short fins
  • Dryland Equipment: dryland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle
  • CoachKayla Alf-Huynh kayla@swimtaq.com

The Tiger group is our highest level of age group training. Athletes must be fully committed to the sport of swimming and ready to their training to the highest level possible. This level of training involves continued stroke technique, endurance training goal setting, mental toughness, and commitment. Practices will average 4,000-7,000 per workout. Tiger's dryland techniques will involve power, speed, and agility outside of the pool. Therefore, entry into this group is not based just on swim times but, a variety of factors including the swimmers physical maturity, ability to commit the time, and the fitness level to participate in demanding practices, year round. Tigers will practice 6 days per week. Athletes must attend 5-6 workouts per week.

 

Pre-State - "Where high school athletes can gain development in all four strokes, race strategy, and growth as an athlete"

  • Practice Times: Monday - Friday 4:00- 5:15pm, No Saturdays
  • Ages-13-18
  • Equipment Required: fins, kickboard, pull bouy, paddles, snorkel
  • Dryland Equipment: dyland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle
  • Coach: Buzz Hilborn buzzhilborn@gmail.com

The Pre-State group is our first level of training for high school athletes. This level of training involves proper teaching of all 4 strokes, drill work, starts, turns, as well as an introduction to endurance training. The Pre-State group is designed to strengthen and encourage the entry level high school athlete in the sport of swimming. Pre-State athletes are encouraged and expected to compete in local swim meets. This group offers 5 practices per week. Athletes are expected to attend at minimum 3 workouts per week.

 

State- "Where High School level swimmers train at a higher level to become better well rounded swimmers".

  • Practice Times: Monday -  Friday 4:00-6:00 PM; Saturday - TBA
  • Ages: 13-18
  • Equipment Required: fins, kickboard, pull bouy, paddles, snorkel, zoomers
  • Dryland Equipment: dryland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle
  • Coach: Buzz Hilborn buzzhilborn@gmail.com

The State group is the 2nd level of training for committed high school athletes. This level of training focuses on gaining a better understanding of endurance training, pace work, as well as technique and becoming a higher level high school swimmer. The practice structure will involve aerobic and anaerobic training while achieving 4,000-6,000 yards per workout. This group is for committed, experience year around swimmers looking to take their swimming to the next level. The State group offers 6 workouts per week; expected to attend 4 out of the 6.

 

Pre-National- "Where competitive training and competition regime is the focus"

  • Practice Times:  Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:30 PM, Sat AM TBA; Tues & Thurs AM - 5:00-6:30, Sat - TBA 
  • Ages: 13 - 18  (Those seeking National performance)
  • Equipment Required: fins, kick board, bouy, paddles, snorkel, zoomers, agility paddles, water bottle,
  • Dryland Equipment: dryland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle, rollers, yoga mats
  • Coach: Jeannine Malbrough headcoach@swimtaq.com &  Scott Fortier scottfotier@gmail.com

The Pre-National Group is the 2nd highest ​level of competitive training at Tiger Aquatics.  This group is for high school level swimmers who are committed to taking their swimming skills to the highest level that they can achieve. Pre-National swimmers must participate in local, state, regional, and national level meets.  

The training consists of continued refinement of strokes and technique with advanced drills and skill work. There is a large component of dry land strength/conditioning and in the pool, workouts can exceed 6,000-7,000 yards. Athlete's focus should be commitment, attitude, dedication, and reaching the highest level of performance possible. The Pre-National group offers 9 workouts per week; expected to attend 6 out of the 9.

 

National- "Where a national competitive training and competition regime is the focus"

  • Practice Times:  Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:30 PM, Sat AM TBA; Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:30am, Sat - TBA
  • Ages: 13 - 18  (sectional qualifiers or higher)
  • Equipment Required: fins, kick board, bouy, paddles, snorkel, zoomers, agility paddles, water bottle,
  • Dryland Equipment: dryland clothes, tennis shoes, water bottle, rollers
  • Coach: Jeannine Malbrough headcoach@swimtaq.com

The National Group is the top level of competitive training at Tiger Aquatics.  This group is for senior level swimmers who are committed to taking their swimming skills to the highest level that they can achieve. National swimmers must participate in local, state, regional, and national level meets.  

The training consists of continued refinement of strokes and technique with advanced drills and skill work. There is a large component of dry land strength/conditioning and in the pool, workouts can exceed 7,000-,9000 yards. Therefore, entry into this group is not based just on swim times but, a variety of factors including the swimmers physical maturity, ability to commit the time, and the fitness level to participate in demanding practices, 7-9 times/week, year round.