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Group Description

 

Orange Group

The Orange Group focuses on swimmers new to competitive swimming.  Swimmers should be able to comfortably swim the length of the pool, and swim lessons prior to this level are encouraged.  Coaches will utilize games and ability-appropriate swimming drills to introduce the basics of competitive swimming, with an emphasis on safely performing stroke basics and dives.  Meet participation at this level is totally optional.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, long fins.

 

Bronze Group

The Bronze Group is an entry level competitive swimming group.  Swimmers should be able to legally perform (or be very close to successfully performing) the four competitive strokes.  The Bronze group is made up of competitive swimmers that begin to learn and practice with interval training.  This group will develop the fundamentals and become efficient in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes.  Kicking, stroke technique, training behavior, and team spirit are all emphasized.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in swim meets where they will gain experience and confidence in the competitive swim environment.  There is significant time spent on technique while also having fun and teaching sportsmanship.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, long fins, training snorkel.

                     

Silver Group

The Silver Group will emphasize perfecting all four strokes and building on the solid mechanics of kicking, starts, turns, and finishes.  The group will focus on interval training, race strategies, proper pacing, and aerobic development.  Swimmers will become familiar with the rules of year-round USA competitive swimming and be encouraged to set goals.  Participation in competitions is required.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, long fins, training snorkel, paddles.                                  

Gold Group

The Gold Group is designed for swimmers who are preparing to move into the senior level of training and competition.  Practices increase in intensity and duration.  Stroke refinement is still a priority.  In addition, this group is dedicated to interval-based swim training, development of a strong aerobic base and speed work.  Dryland also increases and becomes more specific. Swimmers will establish goals towards achieving State and Sectional Time Standards.  Meet participation is mandatory as is attendance at the highest level meet for which a swimmer qualifies.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, training snorkel, paddles.

 

Senior2 Group

The Senior 2 group is designed for the 13 and older, HS aged swimmers who is looking put them on a progression path towards the Senior Group if the swimmer desires.  Instruction is coach led and includes all competitive strokes, turns, starts, kicking skills, stroke mechanics, and endurance training.  Senior 2 group is perfect training for those who focus on high-school swimming, has other commitments or plays other sports seasonally and summer league.  Swimmers in this group may or may not desire to progress to the Senior group.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, training snorkel, paddles.

 

Senior Group

The Senior Group is designed for the senior athlete who has made swimming his or her exclusive sport.  Swimmers at this level must make a total commitment and ensure consistent attendance at all practices.  Continuity of training is vital and the training becomes much more serious.  The focus is on extensive aerobic training supplemented with weight training, dryland conditioning, and advanced sprint, middle and distance training techniques.  Practices increase in intensity and duration.  Dryland also increases and becomes more specific.  Stroke refinement is still a priority.  Swimmers will establish goals towards achieving Sectional, Junior National and National Time Standards.  Meet participation is mandatory as is attendance at the highest level meet for which a swimmer qualifies.  Enrollment in this group is by invitation only and is at the sole discretion of the senior coach.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, training snorkel, paddles.