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South Lyon Aquatics offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of South Lyon Aquatics 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.

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Developmental B Group (Beginner)

This group is for beginning swimmers primarily age 8 and under who can swim 1 length of the pool  (25 yards) of freestyle and backstroke, both without stopping.  The swimmer must be able to float, be comfortable in deep water and be able to swim freestyle without struggle.

Swimmers will focus on learning the four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly) and also starts and turns.  The basic skills will be taught including streamlines and technique work will be heavily focused.

Developmental B Group should :

  • Attend the 2 scheduled practices each week

  • Attend appropriate swim meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 1 hour in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins

    • Kickboard

    • Mesh Bag

 

Developmental A Group (Advanced)

This group is for beginning swimmers primarily age 10 and under who have the ability to swim Freestyle and Backstroke legally and also have a concept of the Breaststroke and Butterfly.  

Swimmers will focus on learning the four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly) and also starts and turns.  The basic skills will be taught including streamlines and technique work will be heavily focused.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

Developmental A Group should :

  • Attend the 2 of the 3 scheduled practices each week

  • Attend appropriate swim meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 1 hour in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins

    • Kickboard

    • Mesh Bag

    • Yoga Mat   New *** for 2016

 

Green Group

This group is for advanced beginning swimmers primarily aged 8-12.  Swimmers should know Freestyle and Backstroke efficiently and also be legal in Breaststroke and Butterfly but not yet able to put it all together.  Technique will be heavily emphasized.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

Green Group should:

  • Attend the 3 scheduled practices per week

  • Attend recommended meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 1.25 hours in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins

    • Kickboard

    • Pull Buoy

    • Mesh  Bag

    • Yoga Mat  New *** for 2016

 

White Group

This group is for transitional swimmers primarily aged 8-13.  Swimmers should know all four strokes efficiently and able to swim a 100 IM legally.  Technique will be heavily emphasized.  Training skills will be introduced including the use of the pace clock and general training guidelines.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

White Group should:

  • Attend 3 of the 4 scheduled practices per week

  • Attend recommended meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 1.5 hours in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins (Arena Powerfin Pro Swim Fins)  NEW***for 2016

    • Kickboard

    • Pull Buoy

    • Mesh  Bag

    • Yoga Mat  New *** for 2016

 

Black Group

This group is for swimmers primarily aged 9-13 including intermediate younger swimmers, who need a challenging and productive atmosphere, and older age group swimmers that are looking for a “Non-competitive” structure.  Swimmers should know all four strokes efficiently.  Technique will be heavily emphasized.  Advanced training skills will continue to be used and taught.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

Black Group should:

  • Attend 3 of the 4 scheduled practices per week

  • Attend recommended meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 1.75 hours in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins (Arena Powerfin Pro Swim Fins)  NEW****** for 2016

    • Kickboard

    • Pull Buoy

    •  Hand Paddles (Finis Agility Paddle)  NEW*** for 2016

    • Mesh  Bag

    • Training Snorkle   NEW *** for 2016

    • Yoga Mat  New *** for 2016

 

Competition Group

This group is for intermediate level swimmers aged 9-13 who have mastered the basics in both technique and training principles.  Continued work on proper stroke technique, endurance, and personal goal setting are key aspects of this groups training.  These swimmers are encouraged to reach the State and Zone levels with long range goals to reach Sectional and National levels.  State Level 12 and under swimmers are generally in this group.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

Competition Group should:

  • Attend 4 of the 5 (or 6) scheduled practices per week

  • Attend recommended meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 2 hours in length

  • Required Equipment

  • Water Bottle

  • Training fins (Arena Powerfin Pro Swim Fins)  NEW****** for 2016

  • Kickboard

  • Pull Buoy

  •  Hand Paddles (Finis Agility Paddle)  NEW*** for 2016

  • Mesh Bag

  • Training Snorkle   NEW *** for 2016

  • Yoga Mat  New *** for 2016

High School Development Group

This group is for High School swimmers looking to continue the building process formed during their high school season in a "Non-Competitive" structured environment.  Technique, endurance, goal setting and racing strategies are all developed at this level.  13 and over 8th grade and high school JV level swimmers are generally in this group.  Dryland will be incorporated into the weekly practices.

High School Development Group should:

  • Attend the 3 normally scheduled practices each week

  • Attend SLA Hosted meets

  • Seasonal commitment

  • Group placement required

  • Practices are 2 hours in length

  • Required Equipment:

    • Water Bottle

    • Training fins  (Arena Powerfin Pro Swim Fins)  NEW****** for 2016

    • Kickboard

    • Pull Buoy

    • Hand Paddles (Finis Agility Paddle)  NEW*** for 2016

    • Training Snorkle   NEW *** for 2016

    • Mesh  Bag

    • Yoga Mat  New  *** for 2016

 

Senior Group

This group is for advanced swimmers.  Technique, endurance, goal setting and racing strategies are all developed and refined at this level.  These swimmers aspire to reach State, Zone, Sectional, National and International qualifications.  These are serious athletes, and train up to six days per week up to three hours each practice.  Daily dryland training will be incorporated into the practices.  State level 13 and over swimmers and beyond are generally in this group.

Senior Group should:

  • Attend scheduled practices each week
  • Attend SLA Hosted meets
  • Seasonal commitment
  • Group placement required
  • Practices are 2-3 hours in length depending on the day with a normal 2 hours of pool time
  • Required Equipment:
    • Water Bottle
    • Training fins -  (Arena Powerfin Pro Swim Fins)  NEW****** for 2016
    • Kickboard
    • Pull Buoy
    • Hand Paddles (Finis Agility Paddle)  NEW*** for 2016
    • Training Snorkel
    • Drag Sox
    • Mesh  Bag
    • Yoga Mat   New *** for 2016