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Amazing FISH

Amazing FISH IF/AF

Coaches: Coach Ryan, Coach Nicole, Coach Kelly, Coach Matt, Coach Callan

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. 

Amazing FISH IF/AF

Swimmers have unlimited choices from the Wakefield practices.  Swimmers take advantage of Saturday and Sunday practice options at Spring Hill and Audrey Moore respectively.  A total of four 2-hour practices is mandatory to swim in this group. 

Part I – Objectives:

  • to prepare swimmers for the Age Group Championship competitions
  • to provide experience and optimal training in advanced stroke technique and racing strategies which are necessary to successfully compete at this level
  • to train at a high level , working on developing goals to maximize performance of each athlete
  • to utilize videotaping and dry land strength & flexibility training
  • to develop a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment so that swimming can become an enjoyable lifelong sport

Part II – Life Skills:

  • Time Management – Regular practice and meet attendance is essential.  The swimmer will learn the ability tomanage their outside commitments so as to not adversely impact their practice attendance or performance.
  • Positive attitude – Each swimmer will learn to have a positive attitude for each practice, ready to focus and work hard each day.
  • Goal Setting – Each 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 - Show up at practice with all your equipment (fins, snorkel, pull buoy, paddles, water bottle).
  • Maturity – Each swimmer will develop a high level of maturity, coupled with a strong desire to take your swimming career to the next level.
  • Social Skills – Each swimmer will learn important social skills at the team socials scheduled throughout the season.  It is very important to attend at team activities and socials.