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Fantastic FISH

Fantastic AAG and Fantastic TF

Coaches: Coach Matt, Coach Nicole, and Coach Ryan 

Practice Location: Audrey Moore at Wakefield Park RECenter in Annandale, VA

The success of the Wakefield FISH is measured in the ability to swim and compete in all strokes well. 

Objectives:

  • to prepare swimmers to be able to swim and compete in all strokes well
  • to provide experience and training in stroke technique and beginning racing strategies which are necessary to successfully compete at this level
  • to train with a balance between stroke technique and introductory training skills and processes
  • to develop a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment so that swimming can become an enjoyable lifelong sport

 Practice duration is one hour. We offer five training opportunities.  You can choose to swim two times, three times, four times, four times with a 2-hour practice and unlimited number of practices per week. Fantastic FISH

Fantastic FISH AAG: Swimmers practice four times per week including two 2-hour practice, which are mandatory.

Fantastic FISH TF :  Swimmers practice four times per week, including one 2-hour practice and one 2.5- hour long course practice, which are mandatory.

Part I – Objectives:

  • to focus on technique, through drills and demonstration, and racing strategies
  • to provide strength training through timed interval sets
  • to develop a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment so that swimming can become an enjoyable lifelong sport

Part II – Life Skills:

  • Time Management – The swimmer will learn the importance of managing their time as regular practice attendance and regular meet attendance is required
  • Positive attitude – The swimmer will learn to have a positive attitude at each practice, ready to focus and work hard each day.
  • Listening Skills – The swimmer will learn to develop good listening skills as they must listen to coach, and be eager to correct strokes and improve.
  • Goal Setting – The swimmer will learn how to set and achieve goals.  It is important to arrive 10 minutes before each scheduled practice, for stretching and goal-setting.
  • Responsibility – The swimmer will learn to be responsible as they must show up at practice with all equipment (fins, pull buoy, paddles, & water bottle).
  • Social Skills – The swimmer will learn important social skills at the team socials that are scheduled throughout the season.  It is very important to attend team activities and socials.