Training Group Descriptions

 

SWMKE TRAINING GROUPS & GROUP INFORMATION

Group: Senior Elite consists of SWMKE's experienced & highly committed high school and college swimmers. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Senior Elite at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability, commitment and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.
Senior consists of SWMKE’s top 15 & Over swimmers willing to make a commitment to regular practice & meet attendance but are not ready to handle Senior Elite training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Senior at the discretion of the head coach based on training ability, commitment and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. ​Training includes weekly yoga sessions.
Junior consists of SWMKE’s top 13 & 14 swimmers plus all 15 & Over swimmers not ready to handle Senior training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Junior at the discretion of the head coach based on training ability, commitment and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.
Age Group Gold consists of SWMKE’s top 11 & 12 swimmers plus all 13 & 14 swimmers not ready to handle Junior training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into AGG at the discretion of the head coach based on training ability, commitment and attendance. Regular practice attendance is expected. Meets are mandatory. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.
Age Group Silver consists of SWMKE's top 9 & 10 swimmers plus all 11 & 12 swimmers
not ready to handle AGG training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into AGS at the discretion of the head coach based on training ability, commitment and attendance. Regular practice attendance is recommended for maximum improvement. Meets are mandatory.Main emphasis is on improving technique on all strokes, starts and turns. Training sets are introduced in AGS.

Age Group Bronze consists of SWMKE’s top 8 & Under swimmers plus all 9-12 year old swimmers who are proficient in Freestyle and Backstroke including starts and turns but are not legal in Butterfly and Breaststroke. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary. Regular practice attendance is recommended for maximum improvement. Meets are mandatory. Main points of emphasis are improving Freestyle and Backstroke technique and introducing Butterfly and Breaststroke along with all starts and turns.


Pre-Competitive Swim Class (PCSC) consists of swimmers 12 & Under. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards (one length of the pool) of Freestyle or Backstroke to be eligible for PCSC. The ability to swim Butterfly and Breaststroke is not required. Our pre-competitive swim class is designed to introduce the athlete to the sport and create a bridge between swim lessons and competitive swimming. The emphasis is on refining Freestyle and Backstroke technique, starts and turns. Meets are not offered to PCSC swimmers. Once proficient in Freestyle in Backstroke along with starts and turns, swimmers will be moved to Age Group Bronze for the remainder of the session at no extra cost.

 

SWMKE REQUIRED PRACTICE EQUIPMENT

Senior Elite, Senior & Junior:  Laguna training fins, paddles, kickboard, pull-buoy, water bottle, mesh equipment bag and snorkel.
Age Group Gold:  Laguna training fins, paddles, kickboard, pull-buoy, water bottle, mesh equipment bag.
Age Group Silver & Bronze: Slip on fins with heel, kickboard,​ mesh equipment bag and water bottle.
Pre-Competitive Swim Class:  Slip on fins with heel, and goggles.

SWMKE REQUIRED MEET EQUIPMENT 

All Groups: Swimmers must compete in a solid black competitive suit (any brand) and a team swim cap. Team attire or team colors (black/grey) must be worn on the pool deck at all meets.