New Group Descriptions:
Olympic Way: An Adaptive swim team for swimmers ages 8 and up. Join the JCCNS first ever modified/accommodated competitive swim team. Children with physical challenges and Neuro-Diverse abilities will proudly represent our JCCNS as we compete alongside the Sea Serpents at home and in Special Olympic competitions around New England. Have fun and build self-esteem while participating in this positive inclusive environment. Coached by Brandon O’Donnell our Aquatics Manager, email [email protected] for more information.
MINIs is our intro group of the swim team for swimmers ages 9&Under. Divided into Mini Green and Mini White. Swimmers will have tons of fun developing a solid technical foundation, inspiring a love for the sport of swimming, and learning all four strokes and turns. Swimmers will become comfortable being on a team, in practice and at meets and will work towards completing a legal 100 Individual Medley in competition. Mini White graduates will advance directly to Age Group Green.
MINI Green Requirement: Swimmers must be able to jump into the pool and swim one full length of Freestyle with rotary breathing and one full length Backstroke.
MINI White Requirement: 100FR with Rotary breathing, basic knowledge of BK, BR and Fly and be confident at competitions.
Age Group Prep is our developmental group of the swim team for swimmers ages 10-12. Swimmers in this group primary focus will be cultivate a strong technical foundation while incorporating aerobic conditioning. Swimmers will become competent in all four strokes and turns, work towards completing a legal 100IM and increasing their aerobic base. Age Group Prep graduates will advance directly to Age Group Green.
Age Group Prep Requirement: 100FR with Rotary breathing, basic knowledge of BK, BR and Fly.
Age Group is our intermediate groups of the team for ages 9-13. Divided into Age Group Green and Age Group White. Swimmers in this group continue to work on stroke development through drill progressions, with a special focus on starts and turns, and increasing aerobic development through a progressive increase in yardage and intensity. Swimmers are challenged to transfer their technical developments into competition. Goals include developing and executing racing strategy, demonstrating sportsmanship and teamwork, and learning how to train and push themselves in practice. Dryland is introduced at this level focusing on injury prevention and basic athleticism. Age Group White graduates will advance to Senior Prep or directly to Senior Green.
Age Group Green Requirement: 4 Legal Strokes and turns, compete a legal 100IM and 6x50K @1:20.
Age Group White Requirement: All of the above and additionally legal 200IM, 6x50K @1:10 & an aerobic threshold under 1:45 for repeat 100 Freestyles.
Senior Prep is the final group of our Age Group program primarily for swimmers ages 12-15 not quite ready for Senior. Senior Prep swimmers will focus on stroke refinement and efficacy with an increase in commitment and progressive endurance training. High attendance levels are expected to ensure advancement to the next level. Goal setting and attaining high levels of competition are strongly encouraged. Swimmers attend dryland focused on injury prevention, flexibility and strength training. Swimmers will work towards competing in all swimming events and integrating both tempo and stroke length into their races.
Senior Prep Requirement: Strong technique and the ability to swim a 200 Individual Medley in less than three minutes & an aerobic threshold under 1:30 for repeat 100 Freestyles.
Senior with a focus on bringing the benefits of technical emphasis and a progressive workload together, Senior has an increased expectation in the areas of commitment, training capacity and leadership for swimmers ages 13+. Senior is broken into two groups Senior Green and Senior White. Swimmers participate in a progressive dryland program focused on strength training and injury prevention. Swimmers who have moved through the program will develop an understanding of how, positivity, perseverance, discipline and the ability to step outside one’s comfort zone benefit not just the athlete but their entire swim family.
Senior Green Requirement: Exceptional qualities as a team role model and leader, 200 Individual Medley in less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds & an aerobic threshold 1:15 or under for repeat 100 Freestyles.
Senior White Requirement: All of the above and additionally an aerobic threshold of 1:10 or under for girls and 1:05 or under for boys for repeat 100 Freestyles. Year round commitment to swimming and a minimum of six practices per week.