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Age Group 2

Age Group 2

  • Swimmer knows all 4 strokes.
  • Swimmer participates regularly but my have other activities that affect participation.

 

Training

  • 5-6.2 hours per week 
  • 75 minute practice session (usually afternoons)
  • 1500-3000y during primary practice sessions. 
  • Training regularly includes dryland sessions.

 

Biomechanical

  • Build foundation for all 4 stokes
  • Develop kick
  • Introduce drills.
  • Introduce diving.
  • Introduce concepts of body position.
  • Learn to streamline.

 

Physiological

  • Develop coordinated movements both in the pool and in dryland

 

Cognitive

  • Learn workout habits.
  • Begin to use a pace clock.

 

Character Development/Life Skills

  • Introduce team/group training environment.
  • Swimmer is ready when practice begins and keeps track of equipment.
  • Show respect to teammates, coaches and parents.
  • Communication skills with coaches, parents and peers.
  • Holds team pride.

 

Psychological 

  • Interest in swimming though fun and games.
  • Practice learning new skills (process/being ‘coachable’.)
  • Develop sense self as well as a team identity.

 

Dryland

  • Develop balance and coordination skills.
  • Improve body weight movements.
  • Develop athleticism by kicking, throwing, tossing, hopping, jumping and skipping.
  • Jump rope skill progression.
  • Relays
  • Games.

 

Competitive Performance

  • Participates in meets
  • Races in practice. 

 

Required Equipment:

  • Kickboard
  • Fins
  • Pull buoy
  • Paddles