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Group Descriptions

MAKO BELIEVES IN THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

This means many things within the framework of our program.

As it relates to Group Structure, it means not advancing swimmers upward in our program until they are physically and emotionally prepared to handle the challenge of the next level.

We purposefully try to make sure that no steps are skipped in the “development process”.

YOUR COACHES HAVE STRUCTURED MAKO IN A WAY THAT THERE IS A NATURAL PROGRESSION FROM EACH GROUP TO THE NEXT GROUP

 
Group Descriptions
  • 12 and unders that are new to swimming
  • Can attend only 2 days a week for safety reasons and to ensure low coach to swimmer ratios
  • Flippers/Fins are suggested for swimmers but not required
  • Group Criteria - must be able to make it across the pool once



 
  • 13 and unders that are new to swimming
  • Can attend only 2 days a week for safety reasons and to ensure low coach to swimmer ratios
  • Flippers/Fins are suggested for swimmers but not required
  • Group Criteria - pup B guidelines plus a 25 of legal breaststroke and a 25 of legal fly
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  • 9-13 Age Group
  • 9-10 that have 11-12 state times
  • Priority of Form Over Speed
  • Learning How to Race
  • Knowing Expectations
  • Entry Test Set
    • swim 5x100 @ 1:55
    • kick 5x50 @ 1:20

 
  • 14-18 Age Group
  • 14 year olds that are close to zones times
  • Priority of Form Over Speed
  • Expectation Building
  • Mental Training
  • Aerobic Training
  • Racing
  • Fast
  • Tough
  • Entry Test Set
    • 8x100 @ 120
    • 10x50k @ 1minute
  • 12 and unders that are new to swimming
  • Can attend only 2 days a week for safety reasons and to ensure low coach to swimmer ratios
  • Flippers/Fins are suggested for swimmers but not required
  • Group Criteria - must be able to do a 50 free and backstroke without stopping, and have correct form in both of those two strokes. Must also have correct freestyle breathing.
  • 6-12 age group ( 6-8 that have made state times)
  • 12-16 age group that are new to swimming
  • Priority of Form Over Speed
  • Skill Building
  • Entry test set
    • swim 6x50 @ 1:20
    • kick 6x50@ 1:45

 
  • 13-14 group
  • 14-18 that do not have state times
  • Priority of Form Over Speed
  • Implementing Habits
  • Aerobic Background
  • Being a Student of the Sport
  • Entry Test Set
    • swim 6x100 @140
    • kick 8x50 @ 110
  • 14+ Age Group
  • Qualifications:
    • Automatic - Sectionals Times
    • 1st Consideration - Zones Times
    • 2nd Consideration - 3 or more Times Close to Zones Times
  • Priority of Form, Speed, and Endurance
  • Expectation Building
  • Mental Training
  • Aerobic Training
  • Racing
  • Fast
  • Tough
  • Dryland Specificity
  • Advanced Training Sessions
  • Entry Test Set
    • 8x100 @ 110
    • 10x50k @ 50
  • Requirements and Expectations
    • 95% Attendance
    • Outstanding Work Ethic and Passion
    • Ability to thrive when challenged
    • Plan to attend at least 1 High Level Meet (Sectionals, Zones, or Elite Meet)
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Knowledge of
  • their own race stats - ie stroke rates, splits, under water kick count ect.
  • season meet planning strategies
  • Competitive Expectations
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