SWMKE TRAINING GROUPS & GROUP INFORMATION
Group M-1 consists of experienced high school and college swimmers who have been accepted into the SWMKE program. Younger swimmers can be accepted into Group M-1 at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability & commitment. Training includes weekly yoga sessions. Swimmers in this group are expected to participate in all scheduled workouts. It is expected that the swimmer communicate with the coaching staff in the case of an absence.
Group M-2 consists of swimmers age 12 and over who, for whatever reason, cannot make the commitment to regular practice attendance necessary for M-1 or are not ready to handle M-1 training sets. Younger swimmers can be accepted into M-2 at the discretion of the head coach based on training ability. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.
Group K consists of 8 -14 year old swimmers who are proficient in all strokes, turns and starts and can handle Group K’s training sets. Emphasis is on introducing training sets while consistently improving technique.
Group E consists of 14 & Under swimmers who have an understanding of all strokes, turns and starts but are still in need of refinement in many of their fundamentals. Teaching is the main emphasis of the group while introducing training sets.
Pre-Competitive Swim Class (PCSC) consist of swimmers 14 & Under. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards (one length of the pool) of freestyle and/or backstroke. The ability to swim butterfly and breaststroke is not required. Our pre-competitive swim class is designed to introduce the athlete to the sport. The emphasis is on teaching and refining all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke), starts and turns. Practices are offered twice a week for six week sessions throughout the year.
SWMKE REQUIRED PRACTICE EQUIPMENT
Groups M 1&2: Training fins, paddles, kickboard, pull-buoy, water bottle, mesh equipment bag and yoga mat. Snorkels are optional.
Group K: Fins, paddles, kickboard, mesh equipment bag and water bottle.
Group E: Fins, kickboard, mesh equipment bag and water bottle.
Pre-Competitive Swim Class: Fins and goggles
SWMKE REQUIRED MEET EQUIPMENT
All Groups: Swimmers must compete in a solid black competitive suit (any brand) and a solid white cap in all meets. Team attire or team colors (black/grey) must be worn on the pool deck at all meets.