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Camp Lejeune – Practice Times and Group Descriptions

 

 

General Practice Schedule:

Group

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

White

4:45-5:30 PM

4:45-5:30 PM

X

4:45-5:30 PM

X

Green

4:45-5:30 PM

4:45-5:30 PM

X

4:45-5:30 PM

X

Purple

5:30-6:30 PM

5:30-6:30 PM

4:45-5:30 PM

5:30-6:30 PM

X

Currents

5:30-7:00 PM

5:30-7:00 PM

5:30-7:00 PM

5:30-7:00 PM

8:00-10:00 AM

Senior

5:30-7:30 PM

5:30-7:30 PM

5:30-7:30 PM

5:30-7:30 PM

8:00-10:00 AM


White Group

M, T, TH: 4:45-5:30 PM


Requirements:
1. Must be able to complete a 25 yard swim without stopping


Group Description:
This is a beginner group for children who know how to swim, but who need further technical training. All four strokes will be performed with a primary focus on freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers who participate in this group are generally 5-9 years old. Meets attended by this group include only home meets.

Group Objectives:
1. Learn basic swimming rules
2. Introducing training sets and reading clock intervals (:30/1:00)
3. Learn and improve upon concepts of head/body position
4. Introduce butterfly and breaststroke with pull-outs
5. Learn bi-lateral breathing in freestyle swimming
6. Become competition-ready in freestyle and backstroke
7. Learn how to dive
8. Introduce flip turns
9. Become competition ready in Freestyle and Backstroke
10. Develop a sense of TEAM and what it means to be a good teammate

Criteria to Move to the Green Group:
1. Swimmer must be able to complete a 100 yard freestyle breathing every 3 strokes and attempting flip turns
2. Swimmer must be able to complete a 100 yard freestyle kick without stopping
3. Swimmer must be able to legally complete a 50 yard backstroke while attempting a flip turn
4. Swimmer must be able to streamline effectively with tight arms, hands forward, and head down
5. Swimmer must understand and be able to demonstrate float kick progressions for freestyle and backstroke

Green Group

M, T, TH: 4:45-5:30 PM

Group Description:
This is an intermediate group that focuses on further developing Freestyle and Backstroke to an advanced level. This group will also allow for your swimmer to be competition-ready in Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Individual Medley. Underwater dolphin kicking will also be introduced. Swimmers who participate in this group are typically 7-11 years old. Meets attended by this group are generally ECA home meets.

Group Objectives:
1. Develop a strong base for flutter kicking with a board
2. Introduce Hypoxic training through under water kicking with fins as well as breathing patterns and breath control on turns
3. Become competition ready in butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley
4. Introduce racing starts
5. Understand that the process is more important than the outcome at this point in a swimmer’s career
6. Understand how to read a clock for intervals of :15/:30/:45/1:00
7. Develop flip turns and add underwater dolphin kicking out of the wall
8. Introduced to concepts of body line and how positioning affects drag
9. Develop an understanding for relay swimming and continue to stress the importance of team and being a good teammate

Criteria to move to the Purple Group:
1. 4 x 25 underwater dolphin kicking with fins without breathing
2. 6 x 50 Freestyle breathing every 3 strokes @ 1:00 holding under :50
3. 16 x 25 IM order by 4s @ :45 - legally completing all strokes with proper streamlining
4. 12 x 50 freestyle kick at 1:30 holding under 1:00
5. 8 x 25 butterfly breathing every other stroke @ 1:00 - must complete legally
6. Complete a 200 IM legally
7. Complete a 25 freestyle without breathing
8. Complete a 300 freestyle kick without stopping
9. Complete a 300 freestyle breathing every 3 strokes without stopping
10. Must have an IMR score - Swimmer will need to compete legally in the following events at a sanctioned competition - 200 FR, 50 BK, 50 BR, 50 FL, 100 IM

Purple Group

M, T, TH: 5:30-6:30 PM
W: 4:45-5:30 PM

Group Description:
Athlete is a solid intermediate level swimmer able to compete in each stroke at swim meets. Coaches will work with group to move them to an advanced swimmer not only able to compete, but able to compete with technical proficiency. Flutter kicking continues to be a staple of the group as well as underwater kicking and streamlining. Swimmers in this group are typically 9-12 years old. Meets attended by this group include ECA home meets and other local NC swim meets.

Group Objectives:

1. Understand concepts of low-breathing in FR, FL, and BR and refine how, when, and why we breath
2. Understand concepts of negative splitting
3. Understand concepts of IM training and racing
4. Understand concepts of sprint racing
5. Continue to develop a kick base
6. Continue to develop racing start techniques
7. Understand how to read a clock on all intervals
8. Understand the relationship between bodyline and drag
9. Reinforce concepts of being a good teammate
Criteria to move to Currents Group
1. Attend 75% of practices in Purple
2. IMX Score of @ least 2400 points
3. 20 x 25 Freestyle No Breath @:40
4. 20 x 25 underwater kick to 15m @:40 in a tight streamline

 

Currents Group

 

M-TH: 5:30-7:00 PM
SA: 8:00-10:00 AM

Group Description:
The Currents Group represents the highest-level of swimming in ECA Age Group Competitive Program. Typically, swimmers in this group range in age from 10-13 years old and will compete at home, state, and regional-level competitions.

Group Objectives:
1. Understand how to apply a strategy to a race while understanding why they are using that strategy
2. Understand the healthy eating habits of young athletes for optimal performance
3. Develop the ability to kick 8-15m well off each wall
4. Understand time limitations and how to manage time effectively
5. Become a leader amongst the 12&U members of the ECA

Senior Group

M-TH: 5:30-7:30 PM
SA: 8:00-10:00 AM

Group Description:
The senior group at the Camp Lejeune site will be a combined ability group that will be differentiated at the coaches’ discretion. Group members are typically aged 13 and up. The goal of the senior group will vary from preparing swimmers to compete at local HS competitions to attending nationwide championship meets hosted by USA Swimming.

Group Objectives:
1. Develop positive leadership qualities
2. Understand limitations, fears, and perceptions and attempt to find ways to compensate effectively
3. Learn that the time on the clock is an indication of where you were physically, mentally, and emotionally during that swim.
4. Understand and actively participate in dedication
5. Interact with all members of the team in a positive manner while remembering that you are a role model to someone
6. Swimmers strive to live up to their potential, not just talk about it
7. Swimmer is a positive leader