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Carib Swim Team is a competitive swim team open to all youth swimmers between the ages of 5-18 and adults of all ages.  Our program is divided into three areas for youth:  Developmental  (Red group), Age Group (Black group) and Senior Program (Gold group).  We also maintain a very active Adult/Masters group.  For our youth, our different training groups are based on age, ability level and learning approaches.  Each group is structured to provide the most effective training and development to maximize the potential of each athlete.  It is the goal of Carib Swim Team 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.

Please call us at 553-7225 (Jullet - English) or 590 690 77 54 24 (Yana - French) to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Swim Team Schedule:   2019    
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Competitive Youth Team            
Red 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 3:30-4:30pm 10am -11am
Black 4:00-5:30pm 4:00-5:30pm 4:00-5:30pm 4:00-5:30pm 4:00-5:30pm 10am-12:00pm
Gold 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm
Masters & Adult Fitness            
Mornings open open open open open open
Evenings 6:30-8:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 7:30am-9:00am

In keeping with the philosophy of providing a quality competitive swimming program for young people of all ages, abilities, and levels or interest, CST operates a progressive age based program designed to challenge and develop each child physically, mentally and emotionally. A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer's physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation must be placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge must be introduced to the training program. In this respect, "too much too soon" is more often the cause of failure to achieve maximum potential in senior swimming than in the reverse situation.

In addition to emphasizing long-term rather than short-term results, it is also important that we establish training groups of swimmers who are compatible in respect to abilities, commitment levels and goals. 

At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making group assignments to provide the most effective training and swimmer development and to maximize the potential of each athlete.  

Group transitions generally occur two times per year; in the spring, at the conclusion of short course season, or in the fall, at the conclusion of long course season.  Each swimmer placement and group transition are carefully considered and discussed among the coaching staff.  Each training group involves progressive expectations for technical skills and competitive performance.  In addition to these objective measurements, the coaching staff considers a number of “intangibles” relative to each individual athlete – the capacity to be successful in each group, swimmer maturity, training presence within current group, learning style, meet attendance, practice attendance and general coaching discretion.  All swimmers will be placed into groups that will facilitate both individual development and group success.


 

Red Group (ages 5-8) 
This introductory training group is designed to expose young swimmers to the sport of swimming, with a focus on technique and progressively learning new skills. The emphasis of this group is on having fun while learning what the competitive swimming arena is all about. Swimmers are also introduced to basic dryland routines such as dynamic stretching, core strength development and functional movement skills. Swimmers will compete in some meets, particularly intra-squad and local 8 and under competitions. Swimmers in the Red group typically will attend 3-4 practices per week.


Black Group (ages 7-12)

The Black group consists of young swimmers who are ready to learn more advanced technical skills and begin more structured training. The emphasis of this group, as with the Red group, is learning excellent stroke technique, teaching children to love the sport of swimming and having FUN. Practices incorporate a significant amount stroke and endurance work. Swimmers will learn, or advance, their knowledge in all aspects of competitive swimming including starts, turns and racing techniques. Swimmers will also participate in daily dryland, to include dynamic stretching, functional movement, core development and overall coordination/agility work. Swimmers in this group compete in meets, particularly intra-squad events and local/regional developmental competitions. Black group swimmers typically attend 3-4 practices per week.


Gold (typically ages 11 and up)

The Gold training group is for committed and motivated young swimmers and emphasizes serious training in preparation for higher levels of swimming. This group will focus on advanced stroke technique and competitive skills, while training at an appropriate level for advanced age group swimmers. The workload and expectations increase significantly from the Black group. Swimmers are exposed to an increase in training time, practice intensity and volume, and a heightened level of competition. Swimmers may show a preference toward specific events but will be expected to compete in all events, especially individual medley races. Dryland consists of dynamic stretching, functional movement and plyometric exercises, speed and agility development and general abdominal and core strength training. This group prepares swimmers for competition at the regional and international levels. Gold swimmers attend practice regularly, participate in meets as directed by the group coach, and competes at all championship meets for which they qualify.


Masters/Adults

Swimmers in this group consist those 18 and over, with wide-ranging abilities, fitness levels, and overall goals for swimming in general. Our Adults/Masters swimmers come from all walks of life; yet, they all share one common objective: to get in the pool, do their best, and improve each time they swim.

Masters/Adult workouts are individually tapered for each swimmer, based on one's goals, technical prowess (or lack thereof), available time commitment and purpose for coming to swim in the first place. We invite any and all comers! Give it a try and see if a CST Masters/Adult training session is what you are seeking!