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AGES: 7&UP

 

DAILY YARDAGE

45 minutes (4x/wk)

600 to 1200 yards per day

 

ENERGY SYSTEMS

95% aerobic, 5% anaerobic

(90% kicking & technique: key drills)

 

BASIC GOALS

Learn drills

Learn correct head/body position 

Learn breathing timing

Learn underwater works

Develop sound kick and ankle flexibility

Learn foundational workout etiquette

Learn to read the pace clock

Building competitiveness through games (“Chasers Racers”)

Interest/Fun/Games/Fun/Showing up!

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

Streamlining (the fastest you’ll ever be!)

Basic pool and practice awareness

Breath control

3 drills of each stroke—and their key components

Simple intervals

Circle swimming

Lane and pool etiquette


DRYLAND PROGRAM

Arm swings

Stroke simulations (out of water)

In and out of water games

 

SPORTS PSYCH

Concentration

Tuning in

“Friends first”

Sequential learning (progressions)

Respect for teammates

Confidence/respect of coach 

Positive about “new” experiences