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Practice Groups for the 2017-2018 Year-Round Team

If you are unsure about which group is most appropriate for your swimmer please contact Coach Tom at tom.cuticchia@lakotaymca.com or attend our Open House on August 8 and 10 from 5:00-6:30.

For those choosing the multiple payments option, the first payment will be made at registration.  Subsequent payments will then be made on the 15th of the month beginning in October and ending in February.  All multiple swimmer discounts will come on the final payment in February.  

 

Elite

$1,080 at Registration or 6 payments of $180

This group is for swimmers age 13 & Over.  Swimmers in this group have a strong commitment level, averaging 90% or higher practice attendance (including morning practices for high school age swimmers).  Proper technique is still emphasized however training is a main focus in this group.  Swimmers should be able to comfortably hold 1:20 per 100 yards freestyle and 1:50 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.  Competition at meets is expected and registration with USA Swimming is required. 

Senior 1

$900 at Registration or 6 payments of $150; $75 optional fee for USA Swimming Registration

This group is for swimmers age 13 & Over.  This group is for swimmers who cannot commit the amount of time required of the Elite group.  This group is also for swimmers who may not yet be able to hold the training intervals of the Elite group.  Proper technique is still emphasized however training is a main focus in this group.  Swimmers should be able to hold 1:30 per 100 yards freestyle and 2:00 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.  Competition at meets is encouraged and registration with USA Swimming is optional.   

Senior 2

$840 at Registration or 6 payments of $140; $75 optional fee for USA Swimming Registration

This group is for swimmers age 13 & Over.  This group is for swimmers who may not yet be able to hold the training intervals of the Senior 1 group (1:30 per 100 yards freestyle and 2:00 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats).  Proper technique is still emphasized however training is a main focus in this group.  Competition at meets is encouraged and registration with USA Swimming is optional

Intermediate

$765 at Registration or 6 payments of $127.50; $75 optional fee for USA Swimming Registration

This group is for swimmers age 11-12.  This is a transitional group in that there is an increased focus on training.  Technique work is still the number one priority but the training workload is increased and swimmers learn how to maintain proper stroke mechanics while doing more interval based training.  Swimmers in this group should be working towards maintaining a pace of 1:30 per 100 yards freestyle swimming and 2:00 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.  Competition at meets is encouraged and registration with USA Swimming is optional.

Junior

$720 at Registration or 6 payments of $120; $75 optional fee for USA Swimming Registration

This group is for novice 11-12 swimmers and more proficient 10 & Under Swimmers.  Swimmers in this group can perform all 4 strokes legally (with perhaps the exception of the breaststroke kick).  The main focus in this group is proper technique and developing good practice habits.  Swimmers will become more experienced with using the pace clock and understanding swimming terminology.  This group is ideal for 11-12 year-olds competing in the fall for the first time.  Competition at meets is encouraged and registration with USA Swimming is optional. 

Developmental

$660 at Registration or 6 payments of $110; $75 optional fee for USA Swimming Registration

This group is for novice 9-10 swimmers and all 8 & Under Swimmers.  The main focus of this group is performing all four competitive strokes legally.  Swimmers in this group should be able to swim 25 yards freestyle unassisted with some form of rotary breathing.  There is a heavy emphasis on kicking in this group to help swimmers develop stability in the water.   Competition at meets is encouraged and registration with USA Swimming is optional.