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Blue Group

This competitive group is composed of highly motivated swimmers aged 12-14. 12 year olds must have the coach’s permission to be in this group. Swimmers in this group should have a firm grasp of stroke technique and be prepared to focus on endurance and speed training.  Dryland practices are provided for this group with the expansion on strengthening the core body. A USA Swimming membership is strongly encouraged for this group. It is recommended that swimmers make 5 out of the 6 practices offered per week and 2 out of the 2 dryland practices.

 

Ability Level

  • Must be able to swim 1000 yards Freestyle
  • Must be able to attempt a 400 yard IM
  • Must be able to attempt 200 yards of each stroke
  • Must be able to streamline dolphin kick 8 x 25 underwater without fins

Goals to reach Gold Group

  • High School Swimmers are automatically moved up regardless of ability
  • 8thgraders must have at least 4 Zone qualifying times or a YMCA Summer National Qualifying time
  • Ability to manage time and outside obligations
  • Ability to set realistic goals and work to attain them 

Training Equipment Required

  • Front Mounted Snorkel
  • Strokemaker Paddle
  • Kickboard
  • Pullbouy
  • Mesh Bag
  • Long Fins
  • OLD Tennis Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Short Fins
  • T-Shirt w/o sleeves