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Platinum Group

Eligibility

-       Ages 10 & up

-       10 x 100 @ 1:30

-       10 x 50 kick @ 1:00

-       5 x 100 IM @ 1:40

-       Good attendance in Gold Group

-       Invitation from coaches

 

Practices

-       5 days/week, 1.5-2 hrs/session

-       Athletes should make 4-5 practices/week

-       Additional dryland activities to build added strength & flexibility

 

Emphasis

-       Continued technique development

-       Continued development of aerobic system

-       More advanced skill & speed work development/USRPT

 

Yardage

-       2000-4000 yards/session

-       Interval training and USRPT sessions become more essential

 

Performance Goals

-       Obtain 3 Junior Olympic standards

-       Obtain at least 1 Far Western standard

-       Continue to refine stroke technique

-       Continue to refine skills: underwaters, turns, starts, race strategies, etc.

-       Begin to swim 200s of all strokes, 500 free style and above

-       Compete in all team events offered

 

Educational Objectives

-       Begin to think of the “bigger picture” with your swimming

-       Where are you headed?

            High School team

            College team

  • Set both short and long-term goals
    • Process
      • Things you can do in practice, nutrition, improvements in flexibility, etc.
    • Performance
      • Goals for specific meets
      • Goal times to aim for in practices that season
      • Skill development goals: turns, kicking speed, underwater kicking
    • Outcome
      • Bigger picture, the end point
        • Get a Far Western Cut by spring
        • Get 2 more JO times this summer
        • Obtain a Sectional cut in the 100 free

Group Dynamics

-       Become more independent in your training

-       Develop leadership in the group

-       Maintain positive relationships with coaches and athletes

-       Show team pride at all practices and meets