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Training Groups

Training Groups

 

New swimmers must be evaluated by a coach at one of our open houses or by appointment for eligibility and/or group placement.

 

Novice

The goal in this group is to lay the foundation of stroke mechanics, technique, training basics and dryland training (core balance) that will carry through the succession of LAC training levels. This ranges from an 8 and under swimmer new to competitive swimming to the 10 and under with summer swimming experience.  Practice is offered 4-5 times a week, depending upon the time of year. We strongly encourage Novice swimmers to attend 2-3 practices a week in order to get the most out of the program.

Age Group

The goal in this group is continue to lay the foundation of stroke mechanics, technique, training basics and dryland training (core balance) that will carry through the succession of LAC training levels. This would be a swimmer who has some competitive experience or younger swimmer with strong basic skills. Practice is offered 5 times a week. We strongly encourage Age Group swimmers to attend 3-4 practices a week in order to get the most out of the program.

Advanced Age Group

Designed for the 11-14 year old with more experience in competitive swimming. This group continues to train swimmers in the LAC tradition of strong stroke mechanics, technique, building the foundation of training, strengthening attitude and dryland training. Placement in this group will be the ability to accomplish specific training intervals, technique and maturity standards. Practice is offered 5 times a week. We strongly encourage Advanced Age swimmers to attend 4 practices a week in order to get the most out of the program..

Senior Prep

Designed to take the 12-14 year old competitive swimmer to the next level of training and competition and prepare them for training in the Senior group. Swimmers will be placed in this group and/or advance to this group based on ability to accomplish training intervals, technique and maturity standards. Attendance is expected to be 80% or better.

Senior

Designed for the age 14 and up who is seeking to qualify for Elite Senior USS Meets up to and including Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals. Swimmers will be placed in this group and/or advance to this group based on ability to accomplish training intervals, technique and maturity standards. Attendance is expected to be 80% or better.