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Group 3

 

Training Group 3

Basic training

This level of the Saluki program is a transitional group between the instructional base of the club and higher training levels. The decision to move to Group 4 will be made by the swimmer, coach, and parent at the proper time assuming requirements are met. However, since participation in Group 4 has many more participatory requirements placed on the swimmers the choice to remain in Group 3 is a valid one.

Minimum requirements

  • Able to swim all 4 strokes with proper turns and starts.
  • Has meet times in the 100 distances of all strokes and in the 400/500 free.
  • Able to maintain the workload required in the group.

Additional equipment needed

In addition to the usual swim suit, cap and goggles swimmers in Group 3 need a pair of training fins and a water bottle.

Emphasis

As the requirements indicate this group stresses training and skill improvement with a focus on meet participation. Skill instruction continues with an introduction to basic training concepts such as mind set, energy use, training protocols etc.

Competition

Athletes in Group 3 have a choice of different types of meets to attend. In addition to the team meets other invitational and championship meets are offered.

Practice

6 practice sessions are offered to Group 3 athletes each week. Swimmers are encouraged to attend all of them. At this level frequency of practice is important for improvement and future success. The time available to participate in other activities is limited.  Group 3 practices Monday - Friday 6:00-7:30 pm and Saturday 10:00-11:30 am at the Rec Center.