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MN:  The pool is located on the NW corner of Millard North.  The door (across) from the tennis courts is usually locked, however, the swimmers can exit out that door.  We have been asked to have them enter through the main school entrance and walk down hallway to pool.  Sometimes they may be able to get in the NW entrance if people are coming out (which happens often). 

Group

General Description

Age Range

# Practices /Week

Practice Duration

Attendance Recommendation (pract./wk)

Rookies

This is our novice level group for the child just out of swimming lessons and with limited or no competitive swimming background. To enter this group the child must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted with one of the 4 competitive strokes.

5-10

2

45 min.

 

Green

Introduction to competition.  Emphasis is on fundamental technique of the four competitive strokes, and starts and turns.  To enter this group the child must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke. 

6-11

4

1 hr. 

2-3

Gold

Introduction to training, both in the water and on dryland.  Race strategy is introduced, more competition is encouraged, and there is a continued emphasis on technique.   This group requires four legal strokes and adequate endurance.

9-13

4

1 hr 15 min.

3

White

Aerobic, anaerobic, and interval training are becoming stressed more while there is a continued strong emphasis on technique for all aspects of the race.  More competition is offered.    

10-14

5

1 hr 45 min.

4

Senior II

This group is for the high-school aged swimmer who has a strong background in competitive swimming.  Emphasis is placed on  striving to meet the requirements for Senior I and High School varsity eligibility.   Dryland training is required. 

High School

5

1 hour 45 min. 

4

Senior I

This group is for the high-school aged (Senior) or younger regional/national level swimmers who can handle the more intense pool and dryland work and practice schedule.  More travel is offered. 

12 years old min.

6-10

 2 hr.

80% mandatory attendance required

National Team

Any swimmer who has a USA Swimming National Meet Qualifying Standard (Sectionals, US Open, Juniors, National Champs). This is MAC’s elite training group

Qualifiers

8-11

2 hr.

90% mandatory attendance required

Group promotions based on coachability, attitude, performance, and discretion of the coaching staff!