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Dolphin Squad

 

Requirements for entry: 

    • 7-10 Years Old
    • Able to jump into the water
    • Able to do a summersault
    • Able to streamline off the wall
    • 25 yards freestyle (with face in water)
    • 25 yards backstroke (Legally)
    • 25 yards breaststroke
    • 25 yards butterfly
    • 25 yards flutter kick
    • 25 yards backstroke kick
    • 25 yards breaststroke kick
    • 25 yards dolphin kick
    • 6 X 50 freestyle holding < 1:00 @ :15rest
    • 6 X 50 flutter Kick holding < 1:21 @ :15rest

 

Practice Schedule:

Monday through Thursday at THS from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday at NTHS from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Make-up:

There are no make-up practices

 

Attendance Requirements:

there is no attendance requirement for this squad, but athletes will improve quicker, and make more friends (which will make them want to come more!), the more often they attend workouts.

 

60% attendance (3 days a week average) is a must for those swimmers who want to move into the I.M.Ready squad.

 

Required Practice Equipment:

Goggles (two pairs)

Swim cap (required for anyone with long hair, have an extra)

Swim Suit (no board shorts and no sun suits)

Finis Alignment Board

TYR Cross Blade Fins (or comparable style fin)

Water Bottle

 

Swim Meets:

None Required

 

Required Competition Apparel:

TOSC Swim cap (available at the pool)

TOSC T-Shirt (available online)

 

Training Goals:

    • 200 yards freestyle under 3:00.20 Girls or 2:57.20 Boys
    • 50 yards backstroke Under 44.30 Girls or 43.30 Boys
    • 50 yards breaststroke Under 49.30 Girls or 48.30 Boys
    • 50 yards butterfly Under 43:60 Girls or 42.40 Boys
    • 100 yards I.M. under 1:35.40 Girls or 1:33.60 Boys
    •  8 X 50 freestyle Holding < 0:48 @ :15rest
    •  8 X 50 flutter kick Holding < 1:05 @ :15rest

 

    • Athlete performs all turns and push-offs efficiently
    • Athlete shows basic understanding of the pace clock (leave on the top and leave 5 & 10 seconds apart)
    • Athlete listens and follows directions from the coach
    • Athlete knows that their attitude affects how they swim and others around them
    • Athlete shows basic understanding of goal setting
    • 60% Attendance (3 days a week average)

 

Advancement of swimmers will be done at the end of the SC or LC Seasons. Some swimmers may not meet every criteria for advancement. However, based on many factors such as fitness level, age, maturity, squad cohesion and attendance coaches may place swimmers in a more or less advanced squad if it is more beneficial to the swimmer. All advancements are at the discretion of the coaching staff.