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Age Group Goals

Age Group Goals

The Dry Diggins Dolphin coaches have developed age group goals as a means to keep our focus on this season and to ensure we are striving to a common goal; a positive swim experience for every member of our team. With both swimmers and coaches committed to our team, an exciting and fun season is guaranteed.

6-under - First half of season

  • Learn the ways of practice
  • Become comfortable with coaching staff
  • Teach sportsmanship
  • Swim entire 25 yards without stopping
  • Learn streamline
  • Focus on freestyle, backstroke, and starts
  • Have FUN!!!!!

By end of season

  • Work on strong kicking
  • Improve starts with streamline
  • Improve strength of kick
  • Introduce all strokes
  • Understand Sportsmanship
  • Have fun racing!

7/8’s - First half of season

  • Swimmers learn team rules
  • Become comfortable with coaching staff
  • Swimmers listen while coach is talking
  • Teach sportsmanship
  • Work on legality of all strokes
  • Focus on strength of kick
  • Introduce flip turns
  • Work on streamline in all strokes

By end of season

  • Focus on technique for all strokes
  • Flip turns always used
  • Improved starts and finishes
  • Understand how to use the pace clock
  • Streamline off every wall
  • Have fun competing for the TEAM

9/10’s - First half of season

  • Swimmers get to know coaches and team rules
  • Technique drills for all strokes introduced
  • Focus on strong kicking
  • Improve starts and turns
  • Streamline in all strokes and off all walls
  • Focus on legal IM
  • Learn the pace clock
  • Improved sportsmanship
  • Have fun at practices!!!
  • Set personal swimming goals

By end of season

  • Teach TEAM support
  • Legal and strong 100 IM
  • Focus on stroke proficiency
  • Able to swim intervals
  • Perfect starts, turns, and hard finishes
  • Know their personal times for each event
  • Learn competitive fun!!

11/12’s - First half of season

  • Review team rules
  • Understand the importance of dry land
  • Everyone uses pace clock
  • Stroke technique with drills
  • Understands the advantage of streamline
  • Improve starts, turns, and finishes
  • Focus on aerobic conditioning
  • Strong kicking in all strokes
  • Set individual swimming goals
  • TEAM BONDING

By end of season

  • Increased strength and conditioning
  • Increased turn over speed
  • Everyone knows their times
  • Implement race strategies
  • TEAM spirit and cheering on deck
  • Good sportsmanship

13 and ups - First half of season

  • Review team rules
  • Understand importance of dry land
  • Interval swimming
  • Advanced stroke techniques and race strategies
  • Improve starts, turns, and finishes
  • Understand importance of strong kick and streamline
  • Set personal swimming goals
  • Focus on aerobic and anaerobic conditioning
  • TEAM BONDING

By end of season

  • Focus on specific stroke improvements
  • Swimmers improve on their times
  • Utilize underwater work at all times
  • Perfect the breakout stroke
  • Model good sportsmanship and TEAM SPIRIT for Dolphins
  • SET THE TONE FOR THE TEAM