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PRACTICE GROUPS

Polliwogs

For swimmers who can swim one length of freestyle and backstroke without stopping. Swimmers must also be able to kick one length of the pool with a kickboard in under 50 seconds. Practice will focus on head position and the kick used in all four of the competitive strokes.

• Practice twice a week for 45min

Guppies

For swimmers who can perform all four competitive strokes. Practices will focus heavily on stroke technique, breathing, alignment, kicking, head position and turns.

• Practice: twice a week for an hour

Minnows

For swimmers who can perform all four competitive strokes with the appropriate turns with correct breath and hip timing. Practices will focus on developing race strategies (breakouts, turns, starts, and finishes).

• Practice: Three times a week for an hour

Fish

 For swimmers who have a competent understanding of race strategy as well as a high level of stroke technique for all four of the competitive strokes. Practices will focus on developing a commitment to endurance training and speed training.

• Practice: Four times a week for an hour & half

Flying Fish

For swimmers who must have made a commitment to endurance training. Practices will focus on preparing swimmers for the achieving National goals.  Swimmers will be expected to be a positive role model in and out of the pool for other Metro North swimmers[MY1] [MY2] .

• Practice: Five times a week for an hour & half

• Dry Land: strongly encouraged, signups are by session

 

 High School Swimmers

Will be placed in either the Fish or Flying fish group during their time off from their high school season. These swimmers return to team after their high school swim team commences.


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