The Platinum group is the most accomplished, polished, and dedicated age group swimmers in the CYAC Age Group program. This group will serve as a jumping board into the Blue 1 practice group and will start to introduce the age group athlete into individualized training. An emphasis will be placed on endurance training, IM sets, use of equipment, race strategies, goal setting, and strength training in dryland. There will also be a daily focus on kicking and technique work. 11-12 swimmers in this group should already be qualified for age groups and are striving to score in multiple events at age groups. While the 13-14 swimmers are striving to qualify for age groups and have a goal of finaling at age group champs.
Age Range: 11-14 years old
-Invite from Coach Alex
-Must have multiple 11-12 Age Group qualifying times
-Must attend all meets on the group’s meet schedule
-Are able to complete 10x100 free @1:25
-Are able to complete 5x200 IM @3:20
-Are able to kick 10x50 of any stroke @1:00
*Failure to meet practice requirement consistently will result in a reevaluation of your swimmer’s group placement.
-Platinum A swimmers (11-12) are required to attend 4 practice a week. However, it is recommended that they try to attend 5 practices a week to get the full benefit of the Platinum Group’s training program.
-Platinum swimmers (13-14) are required to attend 5 practice a week.
.Practices offered Weekly
-3x 2-hour evening swim workouts (1 hour 40-minute workouts for Platinum A)
-1x 2-hour weekly morning swimming work out (Make-up practice for Platinum A)
-1x 1 hour and 40-minute swimming workout
-1x 2-hour Saturday morning swimming workout
-3x weekly dryland sessions
Short and Long course only (September 3rd-July 24th)
Coach Alex (Lead)