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Group Descriptions

 

Minis 

This group is for our 6-8 year old beginning swimmers. Must be able to, and want to!, swim one length of the pool without stopping. The focus will be on beginning stroke technique and skill development. Much emphasis will be placed on following directions and having fun!

  • Recommended Ages: 6-8 years old
  • Practices: 2 times per week, generally Tuesday/Thursday afternoon

 

Kickers Team 

This group is for ages 8-10 who have had a little prior swimming experience. Must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool (50 meters) without stopping. The focus will be on more advanced stroke technique, skill development, and improvement in all 4 of the competitive strokes. Stroke specific drills will be introduced and beginning set work will be taught.

  • Recommended Ages: 8-10 years old
  • Practices: 3 times per week, generally Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons

 

Travelers Team 

This group is for the more experienced swimmers ages 9-11. Must be able to swim 100 meters without stopping and be familiar with the 4 competitive swimming strokes. Emphasis will be placed on more advanced training techniques, skill development, and improvements. Stroke specific drills will be used and more advanced set work will be taught.

  • Recommended Ages: 9-11 years old
  • Practices: 5 times per week, generally Monday – Friday afternoons.

 

Extreme Team

This group is for the more experienced swimmer ages 11-13. Must be able to swim 100 meters without stopping and be familiar with the 4 competitive strokes. Emphasis will be placed on advanced stroke techniques, skill development, and improvements. Racing strategies, stroke specific drills, and more advanced training strategies will be taught.

  • Recommended Ages: 11-13 years old
  • Practices: Extreme Team will practice 8 times per week, Monday – Friday morning, Tuesday evening dryland and occasional Saturday practices. See the Summer Practice times for clarification.

 

Senior 2

This group is for swimmers transitioning from Extreme to Senior team or for high school swimmers new to club swimming.  Senior 2 members must be able to swim 200 meters without stopping and will work towards completing a legal 400 IM.  Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique, stroke specific drills, skill development, and fitness improvement. Training and racing strategies will be taught for distance, IM, and sprint swimming.

·        Required Age: 13+

·        Practices: M-F afternoon/evening, Saturday morning. 1-2 weekday mornings optional.

·        Example Sets:

o   10x 100 @ 1:40, Freestyle

o   3 x 300 @ 6:00 Freestyle

o   10 x100 @ 2:15 Kick

o   4 x 200 @ 3:45 IM

 

 

Senior 1

This group is for experienced swimmers with State qualifying times in the 13-14 age group. Swimmers in this group are training for State, Zone, and National level competition. Emphasis will be placed on advanced stroke techniques, stroke specific drills, skill development, and fitness improvement. Advanced training and racing strategies will be taught for distance swimming, IM swimming, and sprint swimming. Regular practice and meet attendance is expected.

·        Required Ages: 13+

·        Practices: Monday-Thursday evenings, 3-4 mornings, Saturdays.

·        Example Sets:

o   16 x 100 @ 1:30, Freestyle

o   6 x 300 @ 5:00 Freestyle

o   10 x100 @ 2:00 Kick

o   8 x 200 @ 3:15 IM