Practice Groups

Practice Groups

Currently, there are three practice groups that make up LRST: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  The minimum requirement to join the team is the swimmer must be at least 6 years of age and have passed level 6 of Red Cross lessons or taken equivalent lessons elsewhere. If you would like to schedule a tryout please contact us at lrsteamnews@gmail.com . A description of the groups is below.

Bronze

  • Meets three times/week for one hour each practice. Expected attendance at least 2x/week.

  • Typically swimmers age 6-10. Must be able to complete tryout workout.

  • Group goals:

    • Have fun and learn the sport

    • Learn stroke technique for all four strokes and build endurance

    • Learn starts and turns

    • Learn circle swimming and use of pace clock

    • Meet participation

Silver

  • Meets five times/week for hour and a half each practice. Expected attendance at least 3x/week.

  • Typically swimmers age 10-13. (9-10 swimmers must be proficient in all four strokes and have achieved at least one NAG ‘B’ time to move up to Silver).

  • Group goals:

    • Continue to have fun and learn the sport

    • Continued development of stroke technique on all four strokes; building of endurance; starts and turns

    • Achievement of National Age Group Motivational Times

    • Understanding of pace clock and lane etiquette

    • Development of knowledge of proper race strategy

    • Development of speed while maintaining proper stroke technique

    • Participation in minimal dryland workouts

Gold

  • Meets at least five times/week for two hours each practice. Expected attendance at least 4x/week.

  • Typically swimmers age 13 and up. (13 year old swimmers must have achieved at least one NAG ‘BB’ time to move up to Gold).

  • Group goals:

    • Continue to have fun and learn the sport

    • Continued development of stroke technique on all four strokes; building of endurance; starts and turns

    • Continued achievement of National Age Group Motivational Times

    • Continued development of knowledge of proper race strategy

    • Continued development of speed while maintaining proper stroke technique

    • Participation in dryland workouts

    • High school swimmers permitted to attend doubles (two practices/day) where offered. No doubles permitted if not in high school.

*Please note that ‘expected’ attendance is merely a guideline and there is no repercussion for failing to meet that number in a given week.  However, in order to achieve maximum results this is the expected attendance.

**Please remember the Coaching Staff has final say regarding practice group assignments based on the needs of the individual swimmer and LRST. Also, we try to avoid moving kids into a new practice group mid-session. Thus most of these changes will take place between sessions. Thank you.

For further information please contact lrsteamnews@gmail.com . Thanks!