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Squads

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Squad Page

Year-Round Swimming: USA Swimming Team

Our Year-Round team practices 9 to 11 months of the year and competes in meets throughout NC and nearby states as a part of USA Swimming.

AGE GROUP SQUADS, Coached by Susanne Cooper & Miki York

Age Group 3 (9 & U) Contract period is mid-Sept to mid-June

Age Group III is for athletes 6 – 9. Athletes in Age Group III should be legal in freestyle and backstroke and will work on becoming legal in the remaining competitive strokes as well as learning foundational habits for competitive swimming.

Age Group III will be offered three practices per week of 1 hr each and should consistently attend training sessions throughout the year.

Athletes in Age Group III will be encouraged to attend the meets selected for the group and will be encouraged to attempt every appropriate event.

Age Group 2 (9-12) Contract period runs mid-Sept-end of July

Age Group II is an 11-month group for athletes 9 – 12. Athletes in Age Group II will work to become legal in all four competitive strokes, learn to read a pace clock and establish basic habits like streamlines.

Age Group II will be offered 5 practices per week and should attend at least 50 percent of the offered training sessions throughout the year.

Athletes in Age Group II will be encouraged to attend the meets selected for the group and will be encouraged to attempt every appropriate event available to their age group.

Age Group 1 (10-13) Contract period runs mid-Sept to end of July

Age Group I is an 11-month group for athletes 10 – 13 who have experience with year-round swimming and want to compete at the LSC and LSC Championship level.

Athletes in Age Group I will be offered 5 training sessions per week and should attend at least 60 percent of the offered training sessions throughout the course of the year. Those training sessions will focus on improving technique, building good swimming habits and learning to navigate the demands of a swim practice.

Athletes in Age Group I will be encouraged to attend the meets selected for the group and will be encouraged to attempt every appropriate event available to their age group.

 Senior Teams (11-18) USA Swimming (invitation only

Coached by SR Coach Harry Traystman

Senior Prep (11-14) Contract season mid-Sept to early Aug

The Senior Prep group is an 11-month for athletes 11-14 who are committed to competing at the LSC Championship, Sectional and Zone level.

Athletes participating in the Senior Prep group must show a commitment to the sport and a desire to eventually move to the National Training Group. Athletes in the Senior Prep Group will be offered 6 training sessions a week and will be expected to attend at minimum 75 percent of the offered training sessions throughout the year.

Senior Prep athletes will be expected to participate in goal setting meets at the beginning of the season and follow up throughout the year to assess progress.

Athletes in the Senior Prep Group will be expected to attend meets selected for the group and compete in every event available to their age group at some point throughout the season. Athletes who consistently fail to meet the expectations for the group may be asked to move to a more appropriate training group.

Senior/National Team (14-18) Contract season mid-Sept to early Aug

The National Training group (NTG) is an 11-month group for athletes 14 and over who are competing or committed to competing at the Sectional, National and International level. Athletes will be invited to participate in the NTG based on commitment to the sport, performance, and coach’s discretion.

Athletes in the NTG will be offered 9 training sessions a week (6 in water, 3 weight room/dryland) and will be expected to attend at minimum 85 percent of the offered training sessions throughout the year. Athletes will be expected to participate in goal setting meets at the start of the season with the head coach and to follow up to assess progress throughout the year.

Athletes in the NTG will be expected to attend meets selected for the group and compete in every event available to their age group at some point throughout the season. Athletes who consistently fail to meet the expectations for the group may be asked to move to a more appropriate training group.

Seasonal and 9-month Aquatics Programming:   

Lessons, Developmental, Masters

Registration for seasonal/Aquatics programming is through the Aquatics Programming registration tab in the center of the home page.

Swim Lessons (3 & Up; 2 & Up for Parent/Child)--Please see Aquatics Programming Tab for more specific information.

Developmental (6-12)--Seasonal and 9 month options

Developmental is for athletes 12 and under who are a) not interested in USS competition or B) are not quite prepared for our competitive groups.

Developmental Squad athletes will work towards basic proficiency in all four competitive strokes, basic habits of swimming as exercise and general improvement.

Developmental athletes will be offered four training sessions per week and are encouraged to attend as many as their schedule allows.

*An additional fee will be charged for USS participation, if competitions are appropriate.

High School Prep (13 +)--Seasonal and 9 Month options

High School Prep is for athletes 13 and over who want to swim in a structured environment but may not interested in USS competition.

Athletes in the high school prep group will be offered 5 practice sessions per week and are encouraged to make as many as their schedule allows and their goals demand.

All athletes in the high school prep group will follow a developmental plan tailored to personal ability and goals.

*An additional fee will be charged for USS participation if swimmers wish to compete

Masters (USMS)

Coached practices, available for a seasonal rate or drop in rate.  Information (times/hours) is listed under the Aquatics Programming section in the middle of the home page.

 
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