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].
Royal Group: Training sessions are offered 6 days a week for an hour and 30 minutes (15 additional minutes of dryland will be incorporated 2 days a week). Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 4 training sessions each week. They are expected to attend Mid Atlantic meets. There will be no training sessions on Saturdays that are meet days.
Description: This group is for swimmers ages 9 to 12 years. 9-10 year old swimmers should have swam in at least 3 MA Meets and must have 3 MA Silver Championship times or be able to finish 8 x 100 on 2:00. The test set will be offered at the end of October, December, January and March. Swimmers are expected to swim 1 or more of the Mid Atlantic Championship meets in March.
Goal: Swimmers will be able to swim all 4 strokes at the 50 and 100 yard distances. They will be also be able to swim a 200 freestyle, 500 free, 100 IM and 200 IM. 11-12 year old swimmers will also be encouraged to compete in 200’s of strokes.
Focus: Swimmers will focus on conditioning and technique. Additionally, swimmers will build endurance through training sets, kicking and technique work. Training sets will last between 20 to 50 minutes. Swimmers will participate in USA Swimming’s IMR and IMX program. Focus will be to prepare swimmers to compete on the local, state, regional and national levels.