This group is for dedicated swimmers between the age of 13 and 19, and selected swimmers ages 10 to13. Group members must have demonstrated the ability to train IM and distance freestyle, well. The swimmers in this group must be committed to training and be willing to strive toward the highest levels of competition. Swimmers will also be expected to show commitment and dedication to both individual and TEAM performances. Positive attitude and extensive leadership skills are qualities that Group members will exude.
Two hour practices are designed for swimmers with complex training methods introduced and increased use of the pace clock and interval training. Highly advanced drills and stroke correction directives are given. The focus of this group is continued aerobic fitness development, race pacing and stroke tempo. Swimmers learn training techniques for sprint, middle-distance, and distance disciplines. An increased intensity is required to gain the benefits of total body conditioning with an emphasis in aerobic training. Dry land training and lactate tolerance drills are given and reinforced. Psychological training is emphasized, as well as communication with team coaches concerning training. Advanced training for competition, stretching, and a wide range of dry land exercises including some weight training will be predominant throughout the season. Progress through commitment in our motto! Nutrition and strength improvements are also a concern. Videotape analysis and scheduled swimmer-coach conferences reinforce goal setting, motivation, and improvement.
Commitment to practice schedule
For swimmers who have chosen this sport with a commitment to achieve.
Skill alone is not enough, there must be the needed attitude.
For those swimmer who have the skill or the commitment but do not have both yet but are willing to develop them to reach the" National Level of Competition"
80% Conditioning 20% Stroke Technique