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SWIM SCHOOL

CMA's Swim School teach children ages 5 and older who are deep water safe and are able to complete one length of the pool (25 yards) using freestyle and backstroke without having to stop and hold onto the wall - the skills necessary to have fun and be safe in the water. 

Stroke comfort, diving, kicking, breathing, freestyle, backstroke, and introduction to Breaststroke and Butterfly kicking are all skills that will be taught.  

 



LEOPARD SHARKSLearn Beginner Level Swim Skills
Starting with proper body position and balance, swimmers will also learn the proper kicking, breathing and stroke techniques. Participating in home meets at this level is optional.  Athletes progress to the next level at coaches' discretion. 

Leopard Shark Expectations for Promotion

 



TIGER SHARKSLearn Intermediate Level Swim Skills
Swimmers progress through Freestyle and Backstroke and begin conquering Breast stroke and Butterfly. Our goal is to help the swimmer develop the skills and confidence to enter our competitive team program and will be encouraged to participate in home meets. 

Tiger Shark Expectations for Promotion

 

COMPETITIVE TRAINING
 

                        

NOVICE I GROUP

Understands circle swimming and can perform open turns for all strokes. Swimmers in this group are expected to listen well and follow directions, express genuine interest in learning to swim, and understand the basic swimming terminology.

Home meet participation is encouraged. 

Novice I Expectations for Promotion

 


 

NOVICE II GROUP

Swimmers must consistently demonstrate a desire to do well by taking the initiative to self-challenge through using the pace clock, listen and follow directions and have a positive attitude.

Recommend practice attendance of 3 practices per week. All home and local meet attendance is highly encouraged. A goal for all Novice II swimmers is to qualify for and compete in our State Championship Meet.

Novice II Expectations for Promotion

 


 

AGE GROUP IMinimum age 9 years old

Ability to read and interpret sets and use the pace clock. Demonstrate the ability to read heat sheets and self organize at meets. Recommended practice attendance of 4 practices per week. Able to bilaterally breathe on freestyle. All strokes, turns, and pullouts must be consistently legal. Start mastering track and relay starts. Mastery of events up through a 100 of each stroke, the 200 free, 200 IM, and 500 Free.

All local and regional meet participation is expected. Championship meet attendance is required. 

 

Age Group I Expectations for Promotion

 


 

AGE GROUP IIMinimum age 11 and over.

Have at least 2 Maine State cuts or BB times in 2 events in their age group. Can demonstrate 100's of each stroke without breaking technique. Recommended practice attendance of 5 practices per week. Must have a firm understanding of interval training and the ability to measure performance during practice. Available to compete in all the swimming events.

All local and regional meet participation is expected. Championship meet attendance is required. 

 

Age Group II Expectations for Promotion

 


 

SENIOR I

* Must be a minimum of 13 years old

* Swimmer should have a minimum of one "BB" time, one 500 free A time or maintain punctual practice attendance.

* There will be continuous and on-going evaluation of practice attendance, ability to follow instructions, attitude, work ethic, practice effort levels, dedication, coachability, meet attendance and morning practice attendance.
* Swimmers MUST attend ALL Championship meets qualified for including the MSI Junior Olympic meet.
* Participation in other sports will be allowed but is not advised.
* Injured swimmers will not be allowed to attend practice so that their injury can be seen to by a medical professional.  Once the athlete has been cleared to resume workouts at 100% they may return to practices.

 

Senior I Expectations for Promotion

 


 

SENIOR II

 
* Swimmer should have a minimum of one "A" time, one 500 free A time and maintain VERY consistent practice attendance.
* Swimmers MUST attend ALL Championship meets qualified for INCLUDING the ASI State Meets.
* There will be continuous and on-going evaluation of practice attendance, ability to follow instructions, attitude, work ethic, practice effort levels, dedication, coachability, meet attendance and morning practice attendance.
* Athletes must consider swimming to be their preferred sport of choice.  No facets of the Squad’s swimming program may be missed due to participation in other sports (except for H.S. Swimming).
* Injured swimmers will not be allowed to attend practice so that their injury can be seen to by a medical professional.  Once the athlete has been cleared to resume workouts at 100% they may return to practices.

 

In order to stay in Senior II swimmers must consistently follow these expectations.

 


 

HIGH SCHOOL PREP TRAINING

Offered 2 times yearly in 10 week sessions for students entering or already in high school. (not offered during high school swim season).

No practice requirements with focus on general conditioning and stroke work. Practices are offered 4 times a week.