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Swim Groups

The Maryland Suburban Swim Club offers swim practice and training groups for youth of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club 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. Please read each group description carefully for information about the group, swim meets, equipment needed, etc. 
The schedule below is subject to change if County or State Government enforce restrictions due to COVID-19.

Senior 2 (STG2)

Coach: Jim Wenhold – [email protected]

Ages: 14-18

Coach’s Invitation required

7 practices per week offered September - July (modified schedule in summer)

Minimum attendance is 5x week

Cost: $2750 – meet fees not included

 

This group is for high school swimmers ages 14-18 who have made swimming a priority in their lives. Athletes are focusing on meet participation and qualifying for Local and Regional Championship meets as well as achieving USA swimming motivational time standards. Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique and refinement as well as interval training, aerobic conditioning, race strategy and goal setting. Swimmers are expected to maintain a consistent practice attendance, meet participation and dryland regimen. This group will practice in the summer at an outdoor location on a modified schedule. Swimmers will be evaluated periodically throughout the season to assure they are maintaining the group standards.

 

Group requirements: Meet attendance is required and participation in travel meets are strongly encouraged. Must maintain a regular practice attendance of at least 5x per week. Dryland attendance (both on deck and in the gym) is required with proper attire. Swimmers must be in High School.

 

Required Equipment:  Rubber swim fins, kick board, pull buoy, hand paddles, snorkel, parachute, mesh swim bag, water bottle. Shorts, shirt, and sneakers for Dryland.

 

Practice Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:30 PM

  • Wednesday/Friday 4:00 -6:00 PM

  • Friday morning 5:00 – 6:30 AM

  • Saturdays (when available) 8:00 - 10:00 AM
     

Senior 1 (STG1)

Coach: Jim Wenhold – [email protected]

Ages: 14-18

Tryout Required

6 practices per week offered September - May

Pick 3 practice days per week

Cost: $2430 – meet fees not included

 

This group is for high school swimmers ages 14-18 who wish to maintain their swimming conditioning for High School or summer team competition. Athletes are focusing on swimming to their greatest potential in the sport. Swimmers are expected to maintain a consistent practice attendance, meet participation is optional and dryland is available. This group will practice in the summer at an outdoor location on a modified schedule for an additional charge. 

 

Group requirements: Meet participation is strongly encouraged but not required. 

 

Required Equipment:  Rubber swim fins, kick board, pull buoy, hand paddles, snorkel, parachute, mesh swim bag, water bottle. Shorts, shirt, and sneakers for Dryland.

 

Practice times (pick 3 days): 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-5:30 PM

  • Friday morning 5:00 – 6:30 AM

  • Saturdays (when available) 8:00 - 10:00 AM
     


 

Junior Training Group (JTG)

Coach: Susie Hehir-Keys - [email protected]

Ages: 9-14

Coach’s Invitation Required

5 practices per week offered September - July (modified schedule in summer)

Minimum attendance is 4x week

Cost: $2430 - meet fees not included

 

This group is for swimmers ages 9 to 14 years old who plan to compete on a regular basis and can maintain a regular practice attendance. These swimmers are starting to make swimming a priority in their lives with goals to achieve motivational time standards and to qualify for PVS championship meets. Swimmers are expected to compete in all swim meets selected by the coach and swim all days of the competition, unless excused by the coach. Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique and refinement as well as interval training, aerobic conditioning, race strategy and goal setting. This group will practice outdoors during June-July on a modified schedule. Dryland attendance is required and will be conducted on the pool deck prior to swim practice. Swimmers will be evaluated periodically throughout the season to assure they are maintaining the group standards.

 

Group Requirements: Meet attendance is required. Must maintain a minimum of 4x per week practice attendance throughout the year. Dryland attendance with appropriate equipment is required. 

 

Required Equipment: Rubber swim fins, kick board, pull buoy, hand paddles, mesh swim bag, water bottle. Shorts, shirt, and sneakers for Dryland.

 

Practice times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday morning 5:00am - 6:30 AM
  • Saturday (when  available) 8:00 - 10:00 AM
  • Dryland: TBD




 

Age Group 2 (AG2)

Coach: David Miller - [email protected]

Ages: 9 - High School

Tryout Required

3 practices per week offered September - May

Cost: $1955 - meet fees not included

 

This group is designed for swimmers looking to take the next step in commitment and competition. The program will include instruction on stroke technique and refinement, diving, flip turns, aerobic conditioning, and goal setting. Emphasis is also placed on the formation of good practice habits, cardio development and meet preparation. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in every meet possible. 

 

Group Requirements: swimmers must be able to complete 50 yards of each stroke with proper technique and reasonable competency, be able to complete a racing start from the pool deck, and be able to complete a freestyle and backstroke flip turn. Maintain a 2x week practice attendance. Previous swim team experience is preferred.

 

Required Equipment: Rubber Swim fins, kick board, mesh bag, water bottle.
 

Practice times (select one option):

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00pm - 5:30pm 
  • OR Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • OR Tuesday Thursday, Friday 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • OR Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Age Group 1 (AG1)

Coach: Justin Eppard - [email protected]

Ages: 9 - High School

Tryout Required

2 practices per week offered from September to May 

OR Fall and Spring Seasonal Programs

Cost: varies, see practice schedule below

 

This group is designed to be an introduction to swimming as a competitive sport. Swimmers will be instructed in proper technique for all four competitive swim strokes, flip turns and dives and be introduced to interval training and aerobic conditioning. Swim meets are not required but encouraged. Eligible to compete in two swim meets per year. 

 

Group Requirements: Swimmers should be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke with reasonable competency. Previous swim team experience is not required.
 

Required Equipment: Competitive swimming suit, swim cap (for swimmers with long hair), goggles, rubber swim fins, kick board, mesh bag, water bottle.


2x per week: Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00 pm and Friday 7:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Cost: $1275 - meet fees not included

Seasonal:

     Fall: September 21 - November 14, 2021

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (pick 3 days): 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Cost: $420 - meet fees not included

Spring: March 1 - May 22, 2022

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (pick 3 days): 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Cost: $520 - does not include meet fees 

Mini 1 (M1)

Coach: Lynne Gerlach/Justin Eppard

Ages: 9 and under

Tryout Required

2 practices per week offered September - May

Cost: $1275 - meet fees not included

 

This group is designed to be an introduction to swimming as a competitive sport for children ages 9 and under. Swimmers will be instructed in all four competitive swim strokes with legal technique as well as dives and flip turns. Emphasis will be placed on stroke instruction, formation of good practice habits, and proper lane etiquette. Meets will be at the coach’s discretion and are encouraged but not required.

 

Group Requirements: Must be able to complete 25 yards freestyle and backstroke with proper stroke technique. Previous swim team experience is not required.

 

Required Equipment: Competitive swimming suit, swim cap (for swimmers with long hair), goggles, rubber swim fins, kick board, mesh bag.

 

Practice times:

  • Monday, Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm, OR
  • Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm
     

Mini 2 (M2)

Coach: Justin Eppard

Ages: 9 and under

Tryout Required

3 practices per week offered September - May

Cost: $1550 - meet fees not included

 

This group is designed for swimmers looking to take the next step in commitment and competition. Focus will be on continued stroke instruction and refinement as well as flip turns and racing starts. Emphasis will be placed on introducing concepts such as interval training, aerobic conditioning, and racing strategies. Participation in swim meets is required. 

 

Group Requirements: Must be able to complete 25 yards of all four competitive strokes with reasonable competency. Must be able to complete a racing start from the deck. Previous swim team experience is preferred. Must be able to complete repeat 25s and 50s. 

 

Required Equipment: Competitive swimming suit, swim cap (for swimmers with long hair), goggles, rubber swim fins, kick board, mesh bag.

 

Practice times:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm OR
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm