The Kettering City Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Kettering City Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of his or her abilities.
Swimmers are divided into skill groups to receive proper instruction and conditioning for their ability. The team is structured into four groups: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior. Each new swimmer is placed into one of these groups based upon swimming skill level. Currently, the team has seven coaches. There is one head coach, and assistant coaches who work across all skill groups. All coaches take an active interest in our swimmers' development.
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The Bronze group focuses primarily on learning the four strokes and improving stroke technique. This group has four practice sessions per week. We recommend Bronze swimmers attend at least two to three every week.
The Silver group focuses on building endurance in addition to improving stroke technique. This group offers at least six practice sessions per week along with dry-land training. Dry-land training can include, but is not limited to, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises using large rubber bands, balance exercises using large balls and cardio vascular training such as running. We recommend Silver swimmers attend a minimum of four sessions per week.
Gold Group and Senior Group
The Gold and Senior groups focus primarily on endurance and strength training along with continuous improvement of stroke technique. These groups offer at least six practice sessions per week in addition to age appropriate work in the weight room and the same type of dry-land training offered to the Silver group. We encourage Gold/Senior swimmers to attend all of these sessions.
The team offers pre-season conditioning/training programs for summer swimmers beginning in May and high school swimmers beginning in September.
In addition to the practice sessions, an optional stroke clinics is offered most Saturday mornings during the fall/winter/spring season. Starts, turns and strokes are the focus of these clinics. These clinics are not intended for swimmers at the bronze level since these swimmers are still working on mastering the basics of the strokes.