Sharks Year Round Training Groups
Pre Senior Training Group
The swimmer must be extremely sound technically in all four strokes and turns. He or she must know basic training concepts and methods. Over 70% practice attendance is the required minimum. This group is designed for an age of range of 11 ?] 18 years old. Practice yardage ranges from 4500 - 6000 yards. Seven practices per week are encouraged for swimmers 12 and older. Desirable minimum pace achieved by swimmers in this group is 20 x 100 yard free @ 1:20, 5 x 200 yard kick @ 3:30.
Senior Training Group
A swimmer in this group must be extremely sound technically in all four strokes and turns. He or she must have mastered advanced training concepts and methods. Over 90% attendance is the required minimum. There are eight practices per week. Yardage ranges from 6000 - 9000 yards per practice. Swimmers typically have achieved at least one sectional cut to enter this group. Ages range from 13 years old and up. Desirable minimum pace achieved by swimmers in this group is 20 x 100 yard free @ 1:10, 5 x 200 yard kick @ 3:00. Coaches always have the final say as to who is in the senior group. Coaches base the move to the senior group on a variety of factors including attitude, dedication, attendance, potential and training ability.
Fall Group (September - November)
Practice Group times: (TBD)
8 & under
Swimmers must be proficient in all four strokes and have some prior swim team experience. They must demonstrate the ability to complete 45 minute practices usually between 500 and 1000 yards without issue. The focus of these practices will be working on technique and all key swimming skills in slow paced, systematic fashion. The goal is to solidify technique before they graduate on to longer, faster paced practices. 95% teaching, 5% training
All swimmers should be legal in all 4 strokes and have a basic grasp of starts and turns. Swimmers in this group must be able to safely complete one hour practice usually consisting of 2,000 -2,500 yards. The focus of the practice will be stroke construction and maintenance, basic endurance, and race preparation. The goal is to instill excellent technique and good training habits as a foundation for a bright future in swimming. 75% teaching, 25% training
12 - up
The swimmers' ages will range from 12 years old to 18 years old. All swimmers should be legal in all 4 strokes and demonstrate a strong knowledge of swimming skills and practice norms. As an injury precaution, swimmers must maintain proper technique through the course of a 1.5 hour practice (3,000-3,500 yards). The focus of these practice will technique refinement and maintenance, endurance, strength, and race preparation. The goal of this group is to learn how to take training to a new level without losing focus on proper technique development. 50% teaching, 50% training