Training groups and criteria are designed to help swimmers be successful in the sport. We encourage younger swimmers to be involved with other sports and activities as well. The training groups are designed around age with flexibility between them. Performance is a consideration in finding the right group for each swimmer. Also, to be considered is physical and emotional preparedness.
Please call Amber at (610) 353-2326 to schedule a tryout with a Coach or email [email protected].
Blue Group: Training times are offered 5 days a week for an hour. There will be no training session on Saturdays that are meet days. Swimmers are expected to attend 3 or more practices each week. They are expected compete in Mid Atlantic meets and attend a Mid Atlantic Championship Meet in March.
Description: This group is for advanced 8 year olds (must have competed in 3 or more Mid Atlantic meets and have MA Silver Champs times in 2 or more events), 9-10year olds and new 11 year old swimmers. Swimmers should be able to do all 4 strokes and be comfortable with starts and turns.
Goal: Swimmers will be able to swim all 4 strokes at the 50 and 100 yard distances. Swimmers will also be able to swim a 200 freestyle, 100 IM and 200 IM.
Focus: Swimmers will continue to focus on technique. They will build endurance through kicking, technique work and training sets. Swimmers will be introduced to training sets that last 20 to 30 minutes. The swimmers will learn to read the pace clock. Swimmers will participate in USA Swimming’s IMR and IMX program as they are swimming in Mid Atlantic meets. Swimmers are expected to swim 1 or more of the Mid Atlantic Championship meets.