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Swim Groups

Swim San Diego offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Swim San Diego 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 619-636-8730 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

SWIM SAN DIEGO UCSD SCHEDULE

Swim San Diego at UCSD trains at the Canyonview Aquatic Complex and the Natatorium located on the campus of University of California, San Diego.

 

Schedule beginning September 5, 2018

 

10 AND UNDER YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

DISCOVERY  1 & 2     

T/Th 6PM to 7PM at the Natatorium                                                                

Friday 6PM to 7PM at the Natatorium

Sat 9:00AM to 10:30AM​ at Canyonview   

2 - 3 days recommended                            

 

IMAGINATION 1

with coaches recommendation                                

M/W 6PM to 7PM at Canyonview

 T/Th 6PM to 7PM at the Natatorium                                                                

Friday 6PM to 7PM at the Natatorium

Sat 9AM to 10:30AM​ at Canyonview       

3 - 4 days recommended                                          

 

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE      

IMAGINATION 2

11 - 14

Monday - Friday 4PM to 5:30PM at Canyonview                                                             

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

3 - 4 days recommended   

 

CHALLENGE 1

11 - 14  with coaches recommendation   

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

M/W 5:30PM to 6PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

4 - 5 days recommended 

 

CHALLENGE 2

11 - 14  with coaches recommendation   

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

M/W 5:30PM to 6PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

5 - 6 days recommended   

 

SENIOR PROGRAM     

SENIOR 1

14 and older  

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

T/Th 6PM to 7PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

3 - 4 days recommended   

 

SENIOR 2

14 and older with coaches recommendation  

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

T/Th 6PM to 7PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

4 - 5 days recommended   

 

SENIOR 3

14 and older with coaches recommendation     

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

T/Th 6PM to 7PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

5 - 6 days recommended  

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

14 and older with coaches recommendation 

Monday - Friday 4PM to 6PM at Canyonview 

T/Th 6PM to 7PM Dryland at Canyonview                                                           

Sat 9AM to 11AM​ at Canyonview   

Sun 9AM to 11AM at Canyonview

5 - 6 days recommended  

 

SWIM SAN DIEGO UCSD TRAINING GROUP STRUCTURE

Swim San Diego will place team groups within training groups to optimize training for our swimmers.  Attendance will be swimmer specific with minimums required under discretion of the Head or Site Lead Coach.

 

10 AND UNDER YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

EXPLORATION

The Exploration group bridges young athletes from swim lessons and summer club swimming to a competitive year-round swimming environment. Swimmers need to be USA Swimming registered and can compete in both novice and age group meets.  To compete in age group meets, athletes must be comfortable diving from side of pool and being stroke legal in either butterfly, backstroke and/or breaststroke.  The emphasis will be learning all four competitive strokes, turns, and starts.

Practices include:

  • All four competitive strokes, turns, breathing patterns, balance, and streamlining
  • Three 45-60 minute practices per week
  • Attend a minimum of one practice every week
  • Attend three to four practices every two weeks for optimal results and skill retention

DISCOVERY 1

Discovery 1 group provides young athletes from swim lessons and summer club swimming a path to competitive year-round swimming environment.  Swimmers will be USA Swimming registered and will compete in USA Swimming meets. Discovery 1 swimmers are encouraged to participate in all of our novice swim meets, while other meets are optional.

Practices include:

  • All four competitive strokes, turns, breathing patterns, balance, and streamlining
  • Three 45-60 minute practices per week
  • Dryland option may be added
  • Attend a minimum of two practices every week
  • Attend four to five practices every two weeks for optimal results and skill retention

DISCOVERY 2

Discovery 2 group is for swimmers with competitive experience. Games and drills are used to create good habits and to keep swimming fun. Discovery 2 swimmers are encouraged to participate in all of our novice swim meets, and at least one other meets per season.

Practices include:

  • All four competitive strokes, starts, turns, breathing patterns, balance, and streamlining
  • Three 60-minute practices per week (45-minute in-water & 15 minute dryland)
  • Dryland option may be added
  • Attend a minimum of two practice every week
  • Attend four to five practices every two weeks for optimal results and skill retention

IMAGINATION 1 

Imagination 1 group is for ages 9-11.  There is an emphasis on aerobic training and an introduction of speed work. Swimmers will begin developing leadership skills during stretching and exercises. Imagination 1 swimmers are encouraged to participate in all of our home swim meets, while other meets are optional.

Practices include:

  • All four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, advanced balance techniques, basic group goal setting, and race strategy
  • Four 75-90 minute practices per week
  • Dryland option may be added
  • Attend a minimum of four practice every two weeks
  • Attend two to three practices per week for optimal results and skill retention

 

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE  

IMAGINATION 2

Imagination 2 group is for ages 11-14.  Conditioning and aerobic training will be emphasized. Swimmers should exhibit leadership skills in and out of the pool. Imagination 2 swimmers are encouraged to participate in available swim meets based on level.

Practices include:

  • Competing in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, mastery of balance techniques, group and individual goal setting, and race strategy
  • Four 90- to 120-minute practices per week (75- to 90-minute in-water & 15- to 30-minute dryland)
  • Attend a minimum of five practices every two weeks
  • Attend three to four practices per week for optimal results and skill retention

CHALLENGE 1

Challenge 1 group is for swimmers primarily ages 10-14 who are invited into the group by their coach’s discretion or meet these competitive standards:

  • Junior Olympic participation individually or as part of relays
  • IMX score of at least 600 points
  • IM Ready score of 900 points

Practice goals are geared toward achieving San Diego-Imperial Junior Olympic time standards and National A time standards and beyond. Swimmers will exhibit leadership skills in and out of the pool and represent Swim San Diego to the best of their ability. Challenge 1 swimmers should understand the importance of being on time for warm-ups and practices. Swimmers need to demonstrate an ability to balance activities and school with swimming. Challenge 1 swimmers participate in all of our home swim meets and their highest championship meet, while other meets are strongly encouraged.

Practices include:

  • Competing in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, mastery of balance techniques, group and individual goal setting, and race strategy
  • Four 90- to 120-minute practices per week
  • Dryland-only practice options are twice a week for 30 minutes
  • Attend a minimum of six in-water practices every two weeks
  • Attend all practices for optimal results and skill retention

CHALLENGE 2

Challenge 2 group is for swimmers primarily ages 11-14 who are invited into the group by their coach’s discretion or meet these competitive standards:

  • Junior Olympic participation individually
  • IMX score of at least 800 points
  • Power point ranking of over 600 points in an event 100 yards or longer

Practice goals are geared toward achieving San Diego-Imperial Junior Olympic time standards and National AA time standards and beyond. Swimmers will exhibit leadership skills in and out of the pool and represent Swim San Diego to the best of their ability. Challenge 2 swimmers should understand the importance of being on time for warm-ups and practices and have the desire to improve their swimming. The concept of mental training and race preparation are introduced in this group. Swimmers need to demonstrate an ability to balance activities and school with swimming. Challenge 2 swimmers participate in all of our home swim meets and their highest championship meet. Additional meets are strongly encouraged and will be used to help gauge future placement.

Practices include:

  • Competing in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, mastery of balance techniques, group and individual goal setting, and race strategy
  • Five 90 to 120-minute practices per week
  • Dryland-only practice options are twice a week for 30 minutes
  • Attend a minimum of seven in-water practices every two weeks
  • Attend all practices for optimal results and skill retention
  • Alternative attendance requirement one time per year (September-August) during a fall or spring activity

 

SENIOR PROGRAM  

Ability group assignments are at the coach’s discretion. Swimmers may not change or practice with more advanced ability groups without prior coach approval.

SENIOR 1
Senior 1 group is for swimmers ages 13-18.  Physical and technical skills will be taught to help the athlete develop and progress through the senior program. Athletes in this group continue to evolve from learning to swim to learning to train. We do expect a wide range of physical, mental, and motivational levels in this group and will coach according to the needs of each individual. Athletes in this group have the option of participating in other sports (pricing options reflect this) with the understanding that a certain level of commitment is still required in order to develop skills. Senior 1 swimmers participate in all of our home swim meets and their highest championship meet, while other meets are strongly encouraged.

Practices include:

  • Competing in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, mastery of balance techniques, group and individual goal setting, and race strategy
  • Six 90- to 160-minute swim practices per week
  • Minimum attendance of 65% required
  • Dryland-only practice options are 3 times a week for 60 minutes
  • Attend all practices for optimal results and skill retention
  • Alternative attendance requirement one time per year (September-August) during a high school sports activity

SENIOR 2

Senior 2 group is for swimmers generally ages 13 years and older who are invited into the group by their coach’s discretion or meet these competitive standards:

  • 13-14 year old with sectional time standard or IMX over 4000 points
  • 15 & older IMX score of at least 2000 points
  • Power point ranking of over 750 points in an event 200 yards or longer

 

This group is expected to be a cohesive training group that works together to assist the most dedicated and motivated swimmers to reach their individual goals and begin to expand those goals. Practice goals are geared toward achieving San Diego-Imperial Junior Olympic time standards (13-14), USA Sectional times and beyond. Swimmers will exhibit leadership skills in and out of the pool and represent Swim San Diego to the best of their ability. Swimmers will challenge themselves in practice and need to demonstrate an ability to balance activities and school with swimming.

 

Senior 2 swimmers participate in all of our scheduled swim meets and their highest championship meet. Additional meets are strongly encouraged and will be used to help gauge future placement.

Practices include:

  • Senior 1 curriculum as well as increased mental training and race preparation skills
  • Six 90- to 120-minute practices per week
  • Dryland-only practice options are 3 times a week for 60 minutes
  • Minimum attendance of 70% is required
  • Attend all practices for optimal results and skill retention
  • Alternative attendance requirement one time per year (September-August) during a high school sports activity

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

High Performance swimmers are generally ages 15 years and older who are invited into the group by their coach’s discretion and/or meet these competitive standards:

  • Females
    • IMX score of at least 3500 points
    • Sectional time standard
    • Power point ranking of over 800 points in an event 200 yards or longer
  • Males
    • IMX score of at least 3000 points
    • Sectional time standard
    • Power point ranking of over 800 points in an event 200 yards or longer

This group will be a cohesive training group that works together to assist the most dedicated and motivated swimmers to reach their individual goals and begin to expand those goals. Practice goals are geared toward achieving USA Junior National times and beyond. Athletes will have clearly defined goals, high aspirations, good time management skills and a willingness to pursue their dreams and goals. High Performance swimmers participate in all of our home swim meets and their highest championship meet.

Practices include:

  • Senior 1 & 2 curriculum as well as endurance training
  • Seven 90- to 120-minute in-water practices
  • Three 60-minute dryland practices on in-water practice days
  • 85% attendance is expected but swimmers must maintain at least 70% to stay in the group
  • Alternative attendance requirement one time per year (September-August) during a high school sports activity

 

SWIM SAN DIEGO DRYLAND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM

Dryland training is an integral part of the Swim San Diego program. Swimmers will develop hip to shoulder physical literacy and athleticism through core strength, shoulder stability, and body awareness. Dryland will start with very basic exercises at the younger ages and build to more advanced exercises for older ages (Total Team Dryland).

  • Goal = Use dryland training as a means of creating an efficient swimmer that is injury free and fully capable of adapting to the stress of training and competition.
  • Some points:

Dryland training is completely integrated with the objectives of the water workout.

Total Team Dryland:  8-18 progression

Train movements…NOT muscles

Reinforce the hip-to-shoulder relationship

Maximize the potential for propulsion & create greater potential to minimize resistance

Coordination, flexibility, stability, strength, & power.