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Minnetonka Swim Club

Training Groups

Age 5 - 8 Developmental    
Age 8 - 10 Blue 2 Blue 1  
Age 11 - 12 White 3 White 2 White 1
Age 13 - 14 Junior 3 Junior 2 Junior 1
Age 15 - 18 Senior 2 Senior 1 National
    Age 18+     Masters                                                                

 


Developmental

Ages: 5 – 8

Frequency: 1 hour practice, 3 times per week

Group Requirements: 

  • 25 Freestyle with rhythmic breathing
  • 25 Backstroke
  • Understanding of Breaststroke
  • Understanding of Butterfly

Ability to execute:

  • Streamline
  • Dives
  • Front somersault in the water

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Blue 2

Ages: 8 – 10

Frequency: 1.25 hour practice, 3 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal completion of:

  • 100 Freestyle
  • 50 Backstroke
  • 25 Breaststroke
  • 25 Butterfly

Ability to execute:

  • Streamlines
  • Dives
  • Flip turns

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Blue 1

Ages: 9 - 10

Frequency: 1.5 hour practice, 4 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 8 & Under events, plus 2 out of the 5:

  • 100 Fly
  • 100 Back
  • 100 Breast
  • 200 Free
  • 200 IM

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 8 & Under Minnesota ‘A’ times
  • Multiple 9-10 USA Swimming 'BB' times

Ability to execute legal:

  • Streamline with dolphin kicks
  • Competitive starts
  • Flip turns
  • Breaststroke pullouts

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White 3

Ages: 11 - 12

Frequency: 1.25 hour practice, 3 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal completion of:

  • 100 Freestyle
  • 50 Backstroke
  • 50 Breaststroke
  • 50 Butterfly

Ability to execute:

  • Streamlines
  • Dives
  • Flip turns

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White 2

Ages: 11 - 12

Frequency: 1.75 hour practice, 4 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 10 & Under events

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 9-10 USA Swimming 'BB' times
  • Multiple 11-12 USA Swimming 'B' times

Ability to execute legal:

  • Streamline with dolphin kicks
  • Competitive starts
  • Flip turns
  • Breaststroke pullouts

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White 1

Ages: 11 - 12

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 5 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 10 & Under events, plus 2 out of the 4:

  • 200 Fly
  • 200 Back
  • 200 Breast
  • 500 Free

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 10 & Under Minnesota 'Champ' times
  • Multiple 11-12 USA Swimming 'BB' times

Demonstrated ability to train and commit to White 1 training needs:

  • 6 x 100 @ 1:40 swim
  • 8 x 50 @ 1:00 kick

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Junior 3

Ages: 13 - 14

Frequency: 1.75 hour practice, 4 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal completion of:

  • 200 Freestyle
  • 100 Backstroke
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 100 Butterfly

Ability to execute:

  • Streamline with dolphin kicks
  • Competitive starts
  • Flip turns
  • Breaststroke pullouts
  • 6 x 50 @ 1:00 swim

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Junior 2

Ages: 13 - 14

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 6 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 11-12 events, minus the 50s nonfr

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 11-12 USA Swimming ‘BB’ times
  • Multiple 13-14 USA Swimming 'B' times

Demonstrated ability to train and commit to Junior 2 training needs:

  • 10 x 100 swim @ 1:30 or faster
  • 5 x 100 kick @ 2:00 or faster

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Junior 1

Ages: 13 - 14

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 6-8 times per week

Group Requirements:

Ability to adhere to the requirements and expectations of the Junior 1 group (practice/meet attendance, attention to detail, maturity, etc.)

  • Demonstrated history of receiving and understanding technical/strategic feedback
  • Ability to maintain and control reactive tendencies regarding performance outcomes, meet outcomes, etc.
  • Desire and ability to compete at the highest level meet for which you qualify

Extensive and well-rounded event list including but not limited to:

  • 100s of all 4 strokes
  • 200s of all 4 strokes
  • 100, 200, 400 IM
  • 500, 1000, 1650 Free (LCM equivalents)

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 11-12 MN Swimming ‘CH’ times
  • Multiple 13-14 USA Swimming 'A' times

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Senior 2 (Combined with Senior 1 during SCY season)

Ages: 15 - 18

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 6 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 11-12 events, minus the 50s nonfr

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 13-14 USA Swimming ‘B’ times
  • Multiple 15-18 USA Swimming 'B' times

Demonstrated ability to train and commit to Senior training needs:

  • 10 x 100 swim @ 1:40 or faster
  • 5 x 100 kick @ 2:00 or faster

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Senior 1 (Combined with Senior 2 during SCY season)

Ages: 15 - 18

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 6-8 times per week

Group Requirements:

Legal competitive history in all 11-12 events, minus the 50s nonfr

Previous competitive experience:

  • Aging up with multiple 13-14 USA Swimming ‘A’ times
  • Multiple 15-18 USA Swimming 'A' times

Demonstrated ability to train and commit to Senior training needs:

  • 10 x 100 swim @ 1:20 or faster
  • 5 x 100 kick @ 1:45 or faster

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National

Ages: 15 - 18

Frequency: 2 hour practice, 8 times per week

Group Requirements:

Invitation from the Head Coach

Ability to adhere to the requirements and expectations of the National group (practice/meet attendance, attention to detail, maturity, leadership, etc.)

  • Demonstrated history of receiving, understanding, and using technical/strategic feedback
  • Ability to maintain and control reactive tendencies regarding performance outcomes, meet outcomes, etc.
  • Desire and ability to compete at the highest level meet for which you qualify

Extensive and well-rounded event list including but not limited to:

  • 100s of all 4 strokes
  • 200s of all 4 strokes
  • 100, 200, 400 IM
  • 500, 1000, 1650 Free (LCM equivalents)

Previous competitive experience:

  • 7+ Minnesota 'Champ' times
  • Multiple Max Speedo Sectional Series times
  • Junior National times

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Masters

Ages: 18+

Coached By: Barb Scouler (Lead), Carrie Stolar

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