Shining STARS


SHINING STAR's Criteria:

Age Standard:


8 and Up
Time Standard Requirement:
 7-10 Blue and Red times in at least 2 different strokes

Training Time per Week:
5-6 sessions/ 1 hour each (min requirement to attend is 3 out of the 5 sessions offered)

2,000-3,000 yds

Yearly Training:
51 weeks

Training Objectives:


  • Stroke Technique - All strokes
  • Racing skills, starts, turns, moderate pacing
  • Aerobic endurance- training focuses on all strokes and the200 IM's
  • Sculling drills
  • Speed and acceleration at 50-400 yds
  • Greater mix of training methods (aerobic training)
  • Flexibility
  • General body strength
  • Movement coordination
Motor Learning Objectives:
  • Improve stroke technique and learn race skills ( pacing, descending, accelerating, and finishing strong etc)
  • Consolidate stroke development
  • Improve conditioning components of endurance and speed while maintaining stroke technique
  • Develop simple race strategy and tactics
Knowledge and Attitudes:
  • Enjoyment of pool practice
  • Become part of the club and team culture
  • Begin to function with less direct supervision
  • Make positive decisions regarding training, i.e. eating habits, attendance etc.
  • Maintain a daily notebook/log
Competition Objectives:
  • Club Age Group meets leading up to Age Group Invites
  • Skill development and improvement
  • Increase number of events to swim at meets
  • Increase length of events to swim at meets

Required Equipment and Apparel:

  • STAR Cap - Required at all meets
  • STAR Speedo Team Suit - only wear to meets
  • Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Pull Buoy
  • Nose Clip
  • goggles