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Group 4

 

Training Group 4

Minimum requirements

  • Several practice performance requirements.
  • Displays interest necessary for success at higher training levels.
  • Attendance at designated team meets.
  • Able to maintain the workload required of the group.

Additional equipment needed

In addition to the usual swim suit, cap and goggles swimmers in Group 4 need a pair of Hydro Training finz, or training fins, and a water bottle.

Emphasis

Group 4 athletes continue education on training methods, racing strategy, athleticism, and competitive development. They are expected to attend designated meets as part of the requirements for remaining in this group. These meets are identified at the beginning of each season.

Competition

Athletes in Group 4 have a choice of different types of meets to attend. In addition to the team meets other invitational and championship meets are offered.

Practice

Frequency of practice is vitally important to athletes at Group 4. Six practice sessions are offered to Group 4 athletes each week. Swimmers are encouraged to attend all of them.  The swim season for this group is geared for tapered and/or rested performance in an end-of-season championship meet in February/March  and at the end of the summer season.

The time available to participate in other activities is extremely limited and the notion that an athlete can balance other, time consuming interests and maintain the requirements for this group are unrealistic. 

Group 4 practices Monday - Friday 5:00-7:00 with dryland 7:00-7:30 and Saturday 10:00 am - noon.  Morning practices are also offered, see Coach Jay for details.