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Swim Groups

 

The West Islip Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the West Islip Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

The tryouts for all groups are held in September. If you are interested to find more information please send us an email request.

 

Clinic

This is our entry level group. The requirement for this group is an ability to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Clinic group practices once a week on Saturday.  There are two 12 week sessions in a year: first starting in September, and second in February.

Novice Group

From the Clinic, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.

Junior Group

Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Novice Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.

 Junior Elite Group

Minimum age for entry into this group is 11 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete’s development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyles.

 Senior Elite Group

Minimum age for entry into this group is 12 (girls) or 13 (boys). Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of.