The Duneland Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Duneland 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.
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Beginner Groups (Sharks): our beginners consist of trial swimmers and swimmers new to the sport. This level focuses on learning the very basics of freestyle and backstroke technique and breathing. The emphasis of this group is to become comfortable in the water and to gain a lifelong love of the sport. Fun, while learning, is important in this group.
Maroon Group: the Maroon group continues to build on what the swimmers learned in the beginner group. Stroke technique continues to be the primary focus of this group. Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced at this level. Basic competition skills are taught and swimmers are encouraged to try competing at this level. Having fun and gaining a love of the sport continues to be a major focus.
Gold Group: work on all four competitive swimming strokes while increasing yardage is the focus of this group to prepare swimmers for moving up into the Advanced and more competitive swimming group. Diving off the side of the pool and transitioning to diving off the block is taught to this group in preparation for competition. The swimmers at this level are beginning to compete at swim meets on a regular basis. Stroke technique, flip turns, diving, meet preparation and endurance are the focus of this group while still having fun and gaining a lifelong love of the sport.
Advanced Group: This group continues to work on stroke technique and all skills required for competitive swimming. These swimmers have demonstrated all four competitive strokes. Rules and regulations of competitive swimming are enforced. Aerobic training, dryland exercises, pace clock management and race strategies are introduced.
Animal Group: these are our championship level swimmers. By this point, technique and skill are perfected and yardage and competition becomes the main focus. Animal is an intense cardiovascular training group with daily goals of completing posted yardage and maintaining proper technique throughout practice. Dryland training, race strategies and advanced training philosophies are expanded.
Senior Team: Senior program consists of swimmers preparing for the next high school season. Weights and cruise intervals are introduced to allow for individual development. The Head Age Group Coach and Head Senior Coach reserve the right to include any swimmer they feel has the physical and mental ability/development to handle these practices regardless of age.