- The Arden Hills Otters offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Arden Hills Otters to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
6 and Unders- this group is youngest of our age groups which focuses on building the foundation swim skills which includes the most important skill, having fun. At this age swimmers are expected to swim 25 yards(the length of the pool) in both freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers are also expected to learn how to properly start off of the starting blocks.
7&8's- this group is when our swimmers really begin to get moving. This age group was our largest last year with some fast swimmers. At this age swimmers begin to swim 50 yards(two lengths of the pool) and all four strokes, back, breast, fly and free.
9&10's- our 9&10 group has consistently been one of our best performing groups. At this age swimmers begin swimming the 100IM which consists of all four strokes in one event.
11&12's- within this age group the swimmers begin to swim some of the longer sprints as all of the events are now 50 yard swims or 100 yard swims. The events are as follows: 100IM, 50 Free, 50 Backstroke, 100 Free, 50 breast stroke and 50 Butterfly.
13&14's- in this age group our swimmers are honing in their swim skills and working on the technical aspects of all four strokes. At this age the swimmers swim the 100IM, 50 Free, 50 Backstroke, 100 Free, 50 breast stroke and 50 Butterfly.
15&18's- this age group often has our fastest swimmers. In this age group our swimmers swim the 100IM, 50 Free, 100 Backstroke, 100 Free, 100 Breast stroke and 50 Butterfly.
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