Training Groups

Little Vikings 1 (age 5 to 10 years)

An entry level group for swimmers aged 5 to 10 years. The program is designed to introduce young swimmers to competitive swimming. The program meets in the Small Pool 3 days per week. Swimmers must attend a minimum of 2 practices per week. Full participation is strongly encouraged. Participants must be able to swim one length each of Freestyle and Backstroke in the YMCA Small Pool. Stroke technique and having lots of FUN is the focus of this group!

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 5:00 to 6:00pm – Small Pool

Fee: $240 ($60/month)

 

Little Vikings 2 (age 7 to 10 years)

This is a more advanced program for 10 & Under Vikings to transition into the Junior groups. This group will meet in the Small Pool 3 days per week and in the Large Pool 2 days per week. Participants should attend a minimum of 3 practices per week, and a minimum of 1 practice session per week in the Large Pool. Swimmers in this group must be able to perform 3 out of 4 competitive strokes legally, and with good form. Stroke technique and having lots of FUN is the focus of this group!

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 5:00 to 6:00pm – Small Pool

Tuesday, Thursday – 5:00 to 6:30pm – Large Pool

Fee: $280 ($70/month)

 

Junior 1 (age 9 to 13 years)

This is a development group designed to continue to refine stroke technique and begin to incorporate more aerobic base training, and skills including interval sets and reading a pace clock. This group meets in the Large Pool 5 days per week. Participants should attend a minimum of 4 practices per week on a regular basis. Swimmers in this group must be able to perform all 4 competitive strokes legally and with good form.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 5:00 to 6:30pm – Large Pool

Fee: $340 ($85/month)

 

Junior 2 (age 9 to 14 years)

This group is designed to meet the needs of the developing Age Group swimmer wishing to commit more time and energy to the sport. Junior 2 swimmers see themselves as swimmers first. Swimmers in this group must make a minimum of 4 practices per week on a regular basis. Participants must be ready to swim more challenging workouts and demonstrate the ability to perform all 4 competitive strokes legally with good form.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 5:00 to 6:30pm

Saturday – 10:00am to 12:00pm

Fee: $380 ($95/month)

 

Senior 1 (age 13 to 18 years)

This Senior level group is designed for both Age Group swimmers and High School swimmers interested in challenging workouts accompanied with some schedule flexibility. Swimmers in this group include those looking to achieve success on their High School team, and those striving to join Senior 2/National Team. Stroke technique is the primary focus, with increased volume and higher intensity workouts. Participants should attend a minimum of 4 practices per week of the 5 offered, although full participation is strongly encouraged.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Fee: $420 ($105/month)

 

Senior 2 (age 14 to 18 years)

This Senior level group is for swimmers, age 14 and up willing to make a strong, uncompromising commitment to the sport of swimming. Participants must make 85% of workouts each month. Attendance will be monitored and evaluated monthly. This program is for individuals with the ability and expectations to train for and go to YMCA Long Course Nationals and high level New England USA meets. Swimmers will be admitted/re-admitted to this group only with the permission of the Head Coach. Past performance will be evaluated in the consideration of a swimmer entering this program. Swimmers will be re-assigned to a more appropriate group if they do not meet the commitment level requirements, which will be evaluated on the monthly basis. Please do not register for the Senior 2 program if you are not willing to commit to the standards of the group.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 3:00 to 5:00pm

Saturday – 6:00 to 8:00am and/or 1:00 to 3:00pm

Fee: $600 ($150/month)

 

Viking Group Progression

Please remember group movement is a coaching decision. Group placement is not a statement on the long term success of your Viking! Factors that go into the decision making process:

  • Actual Age
  • Physical Age
  • Mental Age (Maturity Level)
  • Attendance
  • Work Ethic
  • Training Ability
  • Achievement
 
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