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 Coach Tim or email [email protected].
Platinum Group: This is our Top Training Group. Swimmers in this groups are expected to be at practice for the entire season and are expected to compete at meets all season. Training is offered 5/6 days a week for an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. Dryland will be incorporated into practices. Swimmers in this group are focused on swimming as their main sport for most of the season. The swimmers are expected to attend training 5 or 6 days a week. Swimmers are expected to attend Saturday morning training session. Swimmers will attend Mid Atlantic swimming meets and should be attending multiple sessions in the meet. Carpooling to aid families in attendance is encouraged.
Training sessions in the Fall and Spring will be offered early and late. Swimmers may choose a training session based on their schedule.
Description: This group is for swimmers ages 11 to 18 who are highly committed to attending practice and meets. 11 year old swimmers must have 3 or more MA Silver Championship times or be able to complete 10 x 100 1:45. Swimmers are expected to be leaders in and out of the pool. They should have competed in 4 or more Mid Atlantic meets before joining the group. Swimmers will be swimming 1 or more MA Championship meet in March.
Goal: Swimmers will become students of the sport. They will track training through training logs. Swimmers will compete in all IMR and IMX events. Platinum Swimmers will compete in all strokes at all distances includes 50, 100 and 200 of each stroke, 100, 200 and 400 IM, 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle.
Focus: Swimmers will focus on conditioning and performance. The Platinum swimmer will complete training sets of 20 minutes to an hour. Training sets’ intensity will increase. Swimmers will develop team leadership skills including but not limited to supporting younger swimmers. 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.