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Group Descriptions

VICTOR SWIM CLUB

GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

 

The Victor Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Victor Swim Club to offer age/performance specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities. 

It will be the discretion of Coach Brett Leader if a swimmer is to advance from one group to another during the course of the season. Each swimmer will be evaluated on a on-going basis and placed in a group based on performance. 

We use the swimmers age to establish an initial group in which they swim. Based on performance and evaluations the swimmer will then be placed in the appropriate group. If a swimmer does change groups, this will be communicated to the swimmer and parents. The Executive Board will make the appropriate fee structure changes based on that change. As always, if you have questions please contact your group coach.

 

 

Please contact Brett Leader (Head Coach) at 585-750-4782 or bleadere21@gmail.com to schedule a tryout, or click here to send us an email request for more information. 

Trial Program:

  • White: New members 18 years old and under

This is a short-term membership (2 week trial) so that swimmers and their parents can try out the Victor Swim Club and decide if it is right for them. If you do decide to continue with the Victor Swim Club, your child will be placed in the appropriate practice group based on the coach's assessment.

Developmental Program:

This is for swimmers younger than 11 years old. Swimmers will be taught the four competitive strokes, work on developing racing skills, and increase their endurance. A minimum of two practices per week is recommended.

  • Developmental Group: Swimmers 7 to 10 years old

    Swimmers just beginning their club swimming career participate in practices that focus on developing the four legal strokes (Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle), as well as include introductions to stretching and flexibility. Legal competitive starts and turns are also introduced.

    Subsequently, swimmers getting ready to move to the competitive Intermediate program participate in practices that focus on improving the four competitive strokes, as well as perfecting starts and turns. There is a light focus on aerobic development.

Intermediate Program:

This program is comprised of the Intermediate Group and Performance Group.

  • Intermediate Group: Swimmers from 9 to 12 years old

For swimmers transitioning to higher levels of competition. Practices focus more heavily on aerobic development, as well as technique improvement for swimmers who already have a solid base in all four competitive strokes. Swimmers begin to participate in weekly test sets and will be able to complete all 12&U IMX events legally. Practice commitment is based on the swimmer's and family's goals.

  • Performance Group: Swimmers from 9 to 13 years old

Geared to swimmers interested in more challenging workouts. Practices focus more heavily on aerobic development, as well as technique improvement for swimmers who already have a solid base in all four competitive strokes. Swimmers begin to participate in weekly test sets and will be able to complete all 12&U IMX events legally. Selection into this group requires discussion between parent and head Intermediate coach.

Senior Program:

This program is comprised of the Senior Prep Group and Senior Group.

  • Senior Prep Group: Swimmers from 11 to 18 years old

For swimmers transitioning to the Senior competitive program. Practices focus on heavy aerobic development in accordance with a seasonal plan designed by the coaching staff. Swimmers participate in the full complement of weekly test sets alongside the Senior group. Swimmers begin to learn about specific race strategy and mental training for higher level competitions. Swimmers will be able to complete all 13&O IMX events legally.

  • Senior Group: Swimmers 14 years old and over

The highest level of training offered. Swimmers train heavily in all four competitive strokes and focus on becoming the most competitive well-rounded swimmer they can be. Swimmers participate in multiple weekly test sets and will be subject to attendance requirements. Swimmers only enter the Senior group at the discretion of the Head Coach.

Collegiate Program:

  • Collegiate Group: College students

Training available to college swimmers home during breaks.