Age Group II
Coach Shawn Lynn-Bequette - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (913)710-8553
Age Group II Description:
Age Group II is geared toward our novice and intermediate swimmers with emphasis on stroke technique and mechanics.
Swimmers in this group are expected to participate in an intrasquad meet series offered one Friday each month. Swimmers are also encouraged to participate in local meets with coach’s recommendation.
Age Group I and Age Group II are groups split based on age in which swimmers are given instruction based on ability within the practice group.
Swimmers are expected to attend at least 3 practices a week with 4 offered.
50 of each stroke, 200 IM, and 200 kick
Location / Practice Time: (During School Year) Please be on deck and ready to swim 10 min. prior!
California Trail Middle School (CT):
Monday-Thursday 7:00-8:00pm (60 min swim - No Dryland)
Shawnee Mission West High School (SMW):
Tuesday-Friday 6:00-7:00pm (60 min swim - No Dryland)
Equipment: Swimmers are encouraged to have a water bottle, snorkel, kickboard and fins at every practice. For equipment, we are in the process of changing vendors to SwimQuik (135 & Nall) and will have an online store shortly. However, you are more than welcome to stop by the store to purchase equipment.
Please refer to the calendar below for information on practices, meets, and events. Click on any event for more information.
Please see posted calendar for meets. You can click on the meet for more information. Meets are also listed on the homepage and you can sign up when sign ups are available.
Age Group II swimmers are expected to swim at all "Blazer Series" Meets held on the 3rd Friday of most months down at BVSW High School. These meets will have set objectives and themes for the swimmers. These meets will also run as a series in which awards will be handed out at our Spring Banquet.
Some local meets will also be encouraged through coaches' recommendation.
Upcoming Local Meets:
As stated in my previous newsletters, with the required Blazer Series Meets, there will also be local meets as an option to our swimmers who would like to explore more racing opportunities within USA Swimming. Below is a list and description of upcoming local meets AGI and AGII swimmers can sign up for. If you have any questions about these meets or the readiness of your swimmer, please contact me!
Ann Ketterer Memorial Meet –
This meet is an annual intra-squad meet hosted by the Blazers. This meet is one in which AGI and AGII swimmers will be expected to participate in IMR events. IMR and IMX events are used in ranking through USA Swimming. Swimmers are scored based on their times in these events as a group. We also use this information when picking training groups with our swimmers. While we use this meet to start the swimmers with emphasis on these events, it is still a fun atmosphere with a lot of team spirit! The IMR events for each age are listed below. These will take place over the sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Please see the meet information and sign up on our website!
9 & Under; 10-year olds: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
11-year olds; 12-year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
TST Fall Round Up –
This meet is hosted by Tsunami Swim Team and will serve as another opportunity for local competition. It will also allow for a chance for some of our swimmers to achieve qualifying times for the upcoming championship meets in December. More information will be available for this meet as TST makes it available.
-December Championship Meets-
MVS Winter Qualifier –
For swimmers who have achieved MVS Winter Qualifier qualifying times.
MidWest Winter Classic –
For swimmers 10 & Under who have achieved USA Swimming 'BB' qualifiying times and 11 - 14 yr olds who have achieved USA Swimming “A” qualifying times.
-Spring Championship Meets-
MVS District Champs East
Can be found under 'My Account' on the left side of the web page. Click on the tab, then go to 'My Meet Results' and click tab and the results will appear.
Inclement Weather at California Trail
It is the Olathe School District’s policy to close their pools if there is lightning in the area. Please keep this in mind when dropping your swimmers off at the pool. If the district informs me ahead of practice time that the pool will be closed, I will send out an email informing parents of the cancelled practice.
Inclement Weather at Roeland Park & Lenexa (summer schedule)
Roeland Park Pool and Lenexa (Indian Trails) are outdoor pools. If there is lightning in the area, the pool will be closed until the lightning moves from the area and the pool is deemed safe to swim by the pool's staff.
USA Swimming and MVS Time Standards