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National

The National group represents the highest level of competition at YFD. Athletes in this group must demonstrate exceptional commitment, work ethic, and a desire to become the best swimmers they can be. Swimmers will aim to compete at the highest levels of Metro swimming as well as the state, national, and international level. Emphasis will be placed on developing the complete athlete both in and out of the pool.

The coaching staff is aware that some training weeks may present unforeseen attendance difficulties. This practice schedule is very challenging, but doable for the athlete who has clearly defined goals, high aspirations, good time management skills and a willingness to give up a lot to pursue their dreams & goals. As well as providing the most comprehensive training program available to us, it can only be achieved with the development of a cohesive training group. We have shown in the past that in order to achieve International, National or State standards, everyone plays a 'vital' contribution to the overall success. Athletes in this group need to be more equipped to handle longer water sessions/sets. 

Lead Coach

Amine (aboubsis@92y.org)

Age

13 and over

Practice Requirements

There will be eight practices offered weekly and six are mandatory. Swimmers are also expected to attend all strength and conditioning sessions as well as regular team meetings with our sports psychologist.

Qualifications

All promotions to the National group will come from joint decisions between the Head Coach and the rest of the staff. Practice/meet attendance, work ethic, times, and training ability will all be considered.

A written essay is also required as well as a meeting with the Head Coach.

Meet Requirements

National swimmers will attend all meets prescribed by the Head Coach.