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Swim Groups

Okefenokee Aquatic Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the OAC to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 912-548-0616 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

Green Group
(Beginner)

Description:
This group is for the developing swimmer with little to no competitive experience who can complete the required evaluation. Training will consist of technique and conditioning in all four strokes on a regular basis. Swimmers are not required to participate in any swim meet but participation is strongly encouraged.

Requirements:
-Must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle
-Must be able to demonstrate 50 yards of kicking

Green Group Coach: Lindsay Laumann & Eden Harrison

White Group
(Intermediate)

Description:
From the Green group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique. This group consists of swimmers who are ready to start training for longer distances (200 yards and above). Swimmers will be introduced to pacing techniques, mental preparation, and goal planning. Regular emphasis is on training for all four strokes, turns, and conditioning for competition. Swimmers will also be expected to compete in no less than 3 USA Swim Meets throughout the short course season.

Requirements:
-Must be able to swim 200 yards of freestyle, including side-breathing (no breathing to front will be accepted) and proper pull and kick movements
-Must be able to swim 100 yards of backstroke
-Must be able to swim 100 yard Individual Medley (IM)
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Swimmers MUST know how to and properly demonstrate how to read a pace clock.
-Swimmers should be able to do proper starts from the diving block as well as attempt flip turns for freestyle and backstroke and open turns with two hand touches for breaststroke and butterfly.

White Group Coach: Kevin Sullivan, Lindsay Laumann & Eden Harrison

Black Group
(Pre-National Track)

Description:
From the White group, athletes move into this group. This group consists of swimmers who are ready to start training for longer distances (500 yards and above). Regular emphasis is on training for all four strokes, turns, and conditioning for competition. Swimmers will also be expected to compete in no less than 4 USA Swim Meets throughout the short course season.

Requirements:
-swimmers must be able to swim 4x100 yards of freestyle on 1:40 interval
-200 yard Individual Medley (IM)
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Swimmers MUST know how to and properly demonstrate how to read a pace clock.
-Swimmers should be able to do proper starts from the diving block as well as flip turns for freestyle and backstroke and open turns with two hand touches for breaststroke and butterfly
-Swimmers should be familiar with pacing techniques, mental preparation, and goal planning

Black Group Coach: Kevin Sullivan

Silver Group
(12 & Under National Track)

Description:
From the White group, athletes move into this group. This group consists of swimmers who are training for ALL FOUR strokes and ALL distances. Regular emphasis is on training for all four strokes, turns, and conditioning for competition. Swimmers will also be expected to compete in USA Swim Meets continuously throughout the short and long course seasons.

Requirements:
-swim 4x100 yards of freestyle on 1:25 interval
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swim one of the following 4x100 yards of backstroke on 1:40 interval, 4x100 yards of breaststroke on 1:50 interval, 4x100 yards of butterfly on 1:40 interval
-400 yard Individual Medley (after requirements are met)
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Swimmers MUST know how to and properly demonstrate how to read a pace clock.
-Swimmers should be able to do proper starts from the diving block as well as flip turns for freestyle and backstroke and open turns with two hand touches for breaststroke and butterfly
-Swimmers should be familiar with pacing techniques, mental preparation, and goal planning

Silver Group Coach: Kevin Sullivan

Gold Group
(13 & Over National Track)

Description:
From the White group, athletes move into this group. This group consists of swimmers who are training for ALL FOUR strokes and ALL distances. Regular emphasis is on training for all four strokes, turns, and conditioning for competition. Swimmers will also be expected to compete in USA Swim Meets continuously throughout the short and long course seasons.

Requirements:
-swim 4x100 yards of freestyle on 1:15 interval (boys) or 1:20 interval (girls)
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swim one of the following 4x100 yards of backstroke on 1:30 interval, 4x100 yards of breaststroke on 1:40 interval, 4x100 yards of butterfly on 1:30 interval
-400 yard Individual Medley (after requirements are met)
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Swimmers MUST know how to and properly demonstrate how to read a pace clock.
-Swimmers should be able to do proper starts from the diving block as well as flip turns for freestyle and backstroke and open turns with two hand touches for breaststroke and butterfly
-Swimmers should be familiar with pacing techniques, mental preparation, and goal planning

Gold Group Coach: Kevin Sullivan