Marlins Partners

Group 2 - Coach - Alec Murphy-Abrams

Ages: 9-12

Daily Training: 60 - 90 minutes, 5 times per week

Attendance: Strongly encouraged to attend at least 4 times per week

Practice Times: Mon-Friday 3:45 - 5:00 PM

Goals: The goals for Group 2 are primarily to build upon the foundations of Group 1 and begin to prepare athletes for the more strenuous demands of Group 3.   Athletes will continue to maximize their technical focus with an attention to more specific details.  The primary "training" element to this group is geared toward an ability to focus for longer periods of time, to begin to gain a stronger command of their motor abilities, and to become proficient at underwater work, body position, stroke timing, and kicking.  Athletes in this group must have a solid ability to perform four legal strokes, and execute proficient starts, turns, and finishes.

Admittance Requirements: Athletes in this group must have a solid ability to perform four legal strokes, execute proficient starts, turns, and finishes, and have a qualifying time for Junior Olympics (9-10 years old). Additionally,  Coach discretion is the primary factor for admittance to this group.

Progression to Group 3 Requirements: May include the following, but ultimately up to Coach discretion!

  • Junior Olympic Qualifying Times (Age 11 and above)
  • Far Western Qualifying Times (Age 10 and above)
  • Excellent Attendance (Both practice and Meets)
  • Leadership
  • Willingness to CHANGE
  • Attention to Details!
  • Effort
  • Dedication to the Sport
  • Commitment to help Teammates

Dryland: gentle stretching, kinesthetic awareness, games

Equipment: equipment listed below must be purchased before the start of the season and must be brought to every practice. Check with the coaches for purchasing sources:

  • Marlins Cap
  • goggles
  • snorkel
  • mesh equipment bag
  • water bottle
  • Kickboard and fins
  • Kick stick
  • shoes, shorts and shirt for dry land