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GROUP REQUIREMENTS & OBJECTIVES

 

 

Senior 1

-      This group is for upper level 13-18 year-old swimmers who have the ability and desire to train at a high level and have shown a commitment to the FSPY mission.

-      Athletes in this group are expected to be team leaders and role models, as well as mature, responsible and dependable athletes.

-      Athletes in this practice group need to commit to a minimum of 85% of practices in order for the swimmer’s personal goals to be achieved. Attendance will be reviewed every month to maintain swimmer’s awareness of training.

-      Swimmers in Senior 1 are required to attend 70% of practices in order to be eligible for end of the year championship meets.

-      Athletes need to show the ability to work with advanced training techniques and must be able to handle over 15 hours of physical training each week. Performance goals should be indicative of the pacing of this group.

-      In order to maintain practice continuity, avoid over-training, and reach optimal performance, it is recommended that athletes keep the coaches abreast of all high-school swimming commitments so that a plan of action that best suits the individual needs of each athlete can be put into place.

-      Swimmers in Senior 1 are required to make a year-round commitment to swimming as their primary sport by participating in spring clinic and long-course training. 

 

 

Senior 2

-      This group is for 13-18 year-old swimmers who have the ability and desire to train at a high level.

-      Athletes in this group must commit to the FSPY mission and will be expected to adhere to the core values of the YMCA.

-      Athletes in this practice group need to commit to a minimum of 80% of practices in order for the swimmer’s personal goals to be achieved. Attendance will be reviewed every month to maintain swimmer’s awareness of training.

-      Swimmers in Senior 2 are required to attend 70% of practices in order to be eligible for end of the year championship meets.

-      Athletes have the ability to work with advanced training techniques and can handle 12 hours of physical training each week. Performance goals should be indicative of the pacing of this group.

-      In order to maintain practice continuity, avoid overtraining and reach optimal performance, it is recommended that athletes keep the coaches abreast of all swimming and non-swimming commitments so that a plan of action that best suits the individual needs of each swimmer can be put into place.

-      Swimmers in Senior 2 are strongly encouraged to make a year-round commitment to swimming as their primary sport by including spring clinic and long-course training.

 

Senior 3

-      This group is for 13-18 year-old swimmers who would benefit from additional technique training in addition to developing more advanced endurance.

-      Athletes in this group must commit to the FSPY mission and will be expected to adhere to the core values of the YMCA.

-      Athletes in this practice group need to commit to a minimum of 75% of practices in order for the swimmer’s personal goals to be achieved. Attendance will be reviewed every month to maintain swimmer’s awareness of training.

-      Athletes will learn to handle advanced endurance training as they focus on improving their technique in all four competitive strokes.  Performance goals should be indicative of the pacing of this group.

-      In order to maintain practice continuity, avoid overtraining and reach optimal performance, it is recommended that athletes keep the coaches abreast of all swimming and non-swimming commitments so that a plan of action that best suits the individual needs of each swimmer can be put into place.

-      Swimmers in Senior 3 are encouraged to make a year-round commitment to swimming including spring clinic and long-course training.

 

Junior 1 

-      This group is for 11-12 year-old swimmers with a strong competitive swimming background.

-      Practices are geared towards stroke development with a heightened focus on IM-based endurance training.

-      Athletes in this group are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the core values of the YMCA.

-      Spring clinic and long-course training are strongly encouraged for this group.

 

Junior 1A

-      This group is for 11-12 year-old swimmers with a competitive swimming background.

-      Practices are geared towards stroke development with a heightened focus on IM-based endurance training.

-      Athletes in this group are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the core values of the YMCA.

-      Spring clinic and long-course training are strongly encouraged for this group.

 

Junior 1B

-      This group is for 11-12 year-old swimmers with a competitive swimming background.

-      Practices are geared towards stroke development with an introduction to IM-based endurance training.

-      Athletes in this group are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the core values of the YMCA.

-      Spring clinic and long-course training are strongly encouraged for this group.

 

Junior 2 

-      This group is for 9-10 year-old swimmers with competitive swimming experience.

-      Practices are designed towards reinforcing proper stroke mechanics while providing an introduction to IM-based endurance training.

-      Discussions will be held about YMCA core values, and athletes in these groups will review how to apply these values during swim team practice and in daily life.

-      Swimmers in these groups are encouraged to participate in spring clinic and summer long course as a way to continue their stroke development and aerobic training.

 

Junior 2A 

-      This group is for 9-10 year-old swimmers with competitive swimming experience.

-      Practices are designed towards reinforcing proper stroke mechanics while providing an introduction to IM-based endurance training.

-      Discussions will be held about YMCA core values, and athletes in these groups will review how to apply these values during swim team practice and in daily life.

-      Swimmers in these groups are encouraged to participate in spring clinic and summer long course as a way to continue their stroke development and aerobic training.

 

Junior 2B

-      This group is for 9-10 year-old swimmers who may have competitive experience or may be new to the sport.

-      Practices will provide an introduction to training concepts and promote a strong work ethic, while developing a positive attitude towards swimming.

-      Stroke development is the highest priority in this group, and athletes will have the primary goal of becoming competent in all four stroke disciplines. Practices will prepare the swimmer for the IM-based training they will be doing in the other groups within the program.

-      Discussions will be held about YMCA core values, and athletes in this group will be learning how to apply these values during practice and in daily life.