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We train our athletes in all four strokes and do not believe in specializing during their age group career. We believe it is important that our athletes are confident in taking on all challenges in all events that are offered in the pool from 50 Free to 1500 Free,100 IM to 400 IM. Our athletes and families are part of the PAQ for life.

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Punahou Aquatics Swim Team:

11 and Under Age Group Development

 

Honu

Practice Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: 11 and under

Coach: Jayson Hagi

Attendance minimum requirement: 3 practices a week

Practices offered: 5 a week

Primary Meets: BC and A+ Meets

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Mesh Bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

              1)     Can efficiently/legally swim all 4 strokes for 25 yards

              2)     Swim 50 yards free non-stop

              3)     Can perform proper turns and starts

Description:

This is the beginning step for our competitive swimmers. Emphasis in this group is on stroke mechanics, building a strong kick, starts and turn work, and learning to be part of a team. They will also be introduced to using the pace clock.

 

Mano

Practice Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: 11 and Under (Max age: Summer Prior to 6th Grade)

Coach: Sarah Robinson

Attendance minimum requirement: 4 practices per week

Practices offered: 5 per week

Primary Meets: A+ Meets, Invitationals, AG State Champs

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Swim 200 yards free non-stop

2)    Swim 200 IM non-stop

3)    10&Under – Achieve 4x Hawaiian Swimming 10U AA Times

4)    11-12 – Achieve 4x Hawaiian Swimming 11-12 AA Times

Description:

Athletes in this group have the ability to perform all of four strokes with sound mechanics. There is still a great emphasis on drill work, start and turn refinement, and leadership skills. Athletes in this group will be introduced to test sets, and more complicated conditioning sets. These athletes are experienced competitors at meets, and have AA or AAA time standards. In addition, athletes in this group are committed to attending invitationals and championship meets.

 

11 and Older Age Group Development

 * Please note that placement in these groups are determine by the coaching staff and are not guaranteed for an entire season. If a swimmer is failing to fulfill his/her obligation to the group, he/she may be assigned to a different training group and his/her spot may be filled by the next swimmer in line based on the group criteria.

 

Junior II

Practice Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: 6th Grade through 8th Grade

Coach: Stacy Matsui

Attendance minimum requirement: 4 practices per week

Practices offered: 5 per week

Primary Meets: A+ Meets, Invitationals, AG State Champs

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Complete 6 x 100 Free @ 1:45

2)    Complete 3 x 200 IM @ 4:00

3)    Complete 600 Kick under 14:00

4)    10U – 6x Hawaiian Swimming AAA Times & 2x Hawaiian Swimming AAAA Times

5)    11-12 – 4x Hawaiian Swimming AA Times

6)    13-14 – 4x Hawaiian Swimming AA Times

Description:

Athletes in this group have the ability to perform all of four strokes with sound mechanics. There is still a great emphasis on drill work, start and turn refinement, leadership skills and swimming endurance. Dependent on the time of year, these athletes will normally range from 3,000 to 5,000 yards a day. 

 

Senior II

Practice Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: Minimum age: Summer Prior to 9th Grade

Coaches: Sarah Jenny

Attendance minimum requirement: 4 practices per week

Practices offered: 5 per week

Primary Meets: A+ Meets, Invitationals, AG State Champs

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Complete 10 x 100 Free @ 1:45

2)    Complete 4 x 200 IM @ 4:00

3)    Complete 600 Kick under 12:00

Description:

Athletes in this group are in high school and are committed to improving their swimming. They are committed to swimming all invitationals that the team competes in.

 

10 and Older Age Group Competitive

* Please note that placement in these groups are determine by the coaching staff and are not guaranteed for an entire season. If a swimmer is failing to fulfill his/her obligation to the group, he/she may be assigned to a different training group and his/her spot may be filled by the next swimmer in line based on the group criteria. These groups are by invitation only.

 

Junior I

Practice Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm, Mornings, and Weekends (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: 6th Grade through 8th Grade

Coach: Adam Kealiher

Attendance minimum requirement: 5 practices per week

Practices offered: 6 per week

Primary Meets: Invitationals, AG State Champs, NW or SW Regionals, Western AG Zones

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Complete 8 x 100 Free @ 1:30

2)    Complete 4 x 200 IM @ 3:30

3)    Complete 600 Kick under 12:00

4)    10U – 6x Western Zone Times

5)    11-12 – 4x Hawaiian Swimming AAA Times & 2x Hawaiian Swimming AAAA Times

6)    13-14 – 3x Hawaiian Swimming AAA Times

Description:

Athletes in this group have AAA, Regional, and Zone time standards. Dependent on the time of year, these athletes will normally range from 3,000 to 6,000 yards a day. Technique is still a primary focus, with an emphasis on 400IM and mid distance training. Each practice is unique and fits in with our weekly progression. Consistency is crucial at this stage in the athlete development. We begin to ask more commitment of our swimmers and begin to focus on the mental training as well. In addition, athletes in this group are committed to attending invitationals, championship meets, as well as Regional and Zone Championships on the mainland

 

Senior I

Practice Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Mornings, and Weekends (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: Minimum age: Summer Prior to 9th Grade

Coaches: Katsu Fujii

Attendance minimum requirement: 5 practices per week

Practices offered: 6 per week

Primary Meets: Sr Meets, Invitationals, AG State Champs, Sr Champs, Western Sr Zones

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Paddles, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag, 

Minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Complete 10 x 100 Free – Boys @ 1:15; Girls @ 1:20

2)    Complete 3 x 400 IM – Boys @ 6:00; Girls @ 6:45

3)    Complete 1000 kick under 20:00

4)    Achieve 2x Senior A Times 4x Senior B Times

Description:

Athletes in this group are in high school and have achieved Senior B times in multiple events. Dryland training and weight lifting are introduced. Dependent on the time of year, these athletes will normally range from 4,000 to 7,000 yards a day. Each practice is unique and fits in with our weekly progression. Consistency is crucial for this group. We ask for full commitment from our swimmers. In addition, athletes in this group are committed to attending invitationals, local championship meets, as well as Western Zone Senior Champs, and Sectionals.

 

National

Practice Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Mornings, and Weekends (subject to changes due to pool availability)

Age Range: Minimum age: Summer Prior to 9th Grade

Coaches: Dustin Fukuda

Attendance minimum requirement: 6 practices per week

Practices offered: 6 per week

Primary Meets: Sr Meets, SR Champs, Western Zone Sr Champs, Sectionals, Jr & Sr Nationals

Equipment: Water Bottle, Kick Board, Fins, Paddles Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Mesh bag

Recommended minimum standards achieved to be considered for placement:

1)    Complete 10 x 100 Free – Boys @ 1:05; Girls @ 1:15

2)    Complete 3 x 400 IM – Boys @ 5:30; Girls @ 6:15

3)    Complete 1000 Kick under 17:50

4)    Achieve 2x Sectional Qualifying Times

Description:

Athletes in this group are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of swimming. The swimmers are competing in Hawaiian, mainland, and international meets. This group is based on the quad cycle of USA Swimming, with the goal of creating Olympic Trial qualifiers. Dedication and consistency is a must for this group. Practices are very demanding both physically and mentally.

 

 

 
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