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2018 SUMMER SWIMMING

 

2018 EAU CLAIRE YMCA MARLINS SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION!

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The Eau Claire YMCA Marlins Swim Team welcomes swimmers of all ages and ability levels! 

Our focus is to coach each individual at his or her level with the goal of improving swimming skills, both competitive and lifelong.  Within each of our age groups there are beginning swimmers, intermediate swimmers, and more experienced swimmers.

The Marlins have no specific attendance requirements for meets or practices.  We recognize that the athletes have different objectives for participation, and we wish for all swimmers to feel comfortable in their experiences.  For this reason, swimmers may elect to compete in meets or not.  In regard to practice, however, athletes and parents alike should understand that the more attendance, participation, and effort equate to greater progress and success in the pool.

Our coaches attend coaching clinics each year in order to be up-to-date on current coaching practices.  We study instruction in swimming technique and aerobic endurance, motivation, race tactic, and athlete safety.  Novice swimmers will focus on learning starts, breakouts, technique, turns, and finishes for all four competitive strokes. Veteran swimmers will continue to hone these skill sets.  One of our goals, as always, is to create strong swimmers in the individual medley events, so all swimmers will continue to improve all strokes!  As added options, this summer YMCA trainers will offer dry land training for core body strength, a distance clinic offered in August, and an opportunity to swim an open water swim at beautiful Camp Manitou!

A focus on stroke technique combined with moderate training sets will increase the swimmer's capacity for work, and our hope is that the swimmers will be able to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

Swimming on our team encourages growth, healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy friendships! We hope you will join us!

 

MINI MARLINS

An Introduction to Competitive Swimming for children ages 4 through 8.  Emphasis is on instruction and developmental drills teaching the four competitive strokes. A great way to prepare your young swimmer for YMCA Marlins Swim Team while developing new skills & friendships! Mini Marlins is primarily taught in the YMCA small wading pool. When the swimmers are ready to swim in the YMCA Olympic Pool, they will spend some of their lesson time in there! Swimmers may decide to swim at a meet during the summer season, or opt out of meets!! The choice is up to the swimmer/parent! There is NO ability or attendance requirement.

Eau Claire YMCA Pool
Session I: 3:15 to 4:15 pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Session II: 4:15 to 5:15 pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 12 through July 28
COST:  $150 Y Members $250 Y Non Members,
LIMIT 20 PER SESSION!

 

RED MARLINS


An Introduction to Competitive Swimming for swimmers ages 8 & under.  Emphasis is on instruction and developmental drills with the four competitive strokes. Endurance and sprint work as well as competitive starts and turns will be taught and practiced! There is no attendance requirement at this level, however, the more practices your swimmer attends the faster they progress! A great way for your young swimmer to develop swimming skills and confidence while creating new friendships!

Initially, swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool on front!
Eau Claire YMCA Pool 
 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 12th through July 28th
  COST:  $175 Y Members, $275 Non Members
PLUS $150 VOLUNTEER FEE or time volunteered at the Fairfax Meet!


ORANGE MARLINS

Emphasis at these levels includes continued instruction in the four competitive strokes for swimmers ages 8 & Under. Our goal as a team is to develop all swimmers in the Individual Medley.  Often at this age, a swimmers "best event" will be a moving target, as they develop in strength and stroke development! Drills will be taught and changed up frequently, as well as learning games to engage the swimmers while focusing on specific skills!! More endurance and sprint work as well as competitive starts and turns, streamlines, underwater dolphin kicking and sculling will be taught and practiced.  Practices are FUN and CHALLENGING!!

Eau Claire YMCA Pool
June 12th through July 28th
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 to 5:30 pm AND
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:15 pm
For EXACT dates & times refer to the calendar on our website
COST: $250.00 Y members
$350.00 YMCA Y NON MEMBERS
PLUS $150 VOLUNTEER FEE or time volunteered at the Fairfax Meet!

 

GREEN MARLINS

Emphasis at this level includes continued instruction in the four competitive strokes for swimmers ages 9 & 10 primarily. Conditioning and fitness is a primary goal along with technique instruction in the four competitive strokes. Our goal as a team is to develop all swimmers in the Individual Medley.  Practicing in the Fairfax 50 Meter Pool encourages and promotes strong swimming endurance. Sprint work as well as competitive starts and turns, streamlines, underwater dolphin kicking and sculling will be taught and practiced.  Practices are FUN and CHALLENGING!!

FAIRFAX POOL
Monday through Friday
June 8th - August 3th
7:30 to 9:00 AM
For EXACT dates & times refer to the calendar on our website
COST: $400.00 Y members
$500.00 YMCA NON MEMBERS

PLUS $150 VOLUNTEER FEE or time volunteered at the Fairfax Meet!


BLUE MARLINS

Focus is on drill based stroke technique in the four competitive strokes as well as sprint, aerobic and endurance training while learning to RACE!!! Primarily for swimmers ages 11 & older. Streamlining & body alignment in the water, competitive starts and turns, underwater dolphin kick, sculling, racing skills appropriate to each swimmer's fitness level. Swimmers will receive feedback on strokes through video taping and play back with a coach's explanation of the changes required...so that they can see what and how they are performing in the water in practice! If your swimmer is willing to decide to make changes to their swimming habits, exciting things can & will happen at this level!!  Excellent preparation for a swimmer's high school season and lifelong swimming. ALL swimmers are welcome regardless of ability level.
June 8th - August 3th
FAIRFAX POOL
Monday – Friday
6:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
For exact dates and times please refer to the calendar on the website!

COST: $475.00 Y Members $575.00 Non Members

PLUS $150 VOLUNTEER FEE or time volunteered at the Fairfax Meet!

 

DISTANCE TRAINING CLINIC

We will be offering a distance training clinic during the month of August, following the summer Long Course Season!  

Practices will focus on distance training and will culminate with our annual 100 x 100 Long Course Meters practice event!  All swimmers who participate in this option will receive a YMCA Marlins Distance Training T Shirt and a Marlins ECY Swim Cap!

August 6th through August 17th, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 8:45 am.

Program Fee: $75.00 Members, $175.00 Non Members

 

If you have any questions regarding the Eau Claire YMCA Competitive Swimming program, please contact Paula Caucutt at coachpaula@outlook.com

 

 Thanks to the EAU CLAIRE YMCA
STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN
No child is turned away due to inability to pay for the
YMCA MARLINS SWIM TEAM PROGRAM.
Please contact the Service Desk at the
Eau Claire YMCA
for a scholarship application!  

 
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