Discovery Group (Starts September 23rd)
This is our entry level group. Designed for 5-8 year olds with primary focus being stroke development, starts, water safety & fun activities. Each swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke under 40 seconds. We want our Discovery Group to understand that they are a part of a team and to have respect for their teammates. We will be reinforcing that each practice swimmers should demonstrate "Championship" Behavior and show respect for the facilities & equipment.
The Discovery Group will learn to do proper streamlines and while being to vary the depth of the underwater push-off. Swimmers will learn how to efficiently breath on both sides and demonstrate proper rolling motion for both freestyle & backstroke. Butterfly & Breaststroke mechanics will be introduced as well as learning the proper way to start from the blocks. While technique is the number one focus of this group, aerobically these swimmers will be able to complete a 30 minute practice session with short rest intervals and a continuous swim for 5 minutes.
The Discovery Group will only compete in 3 sanctioned meets this upcoming year: Home meets in October & January, Championship Meet in March.
Discovery Group Coach: Coach Lantry
Club Fee: $469 (Includes USA Swimming Membership fee, $100 registration fee, team caps & team shirt)
Voyager Group (Starts September 23rd)
This group will be for ages 7-9 and designed for younger swimmers with at least one Summer of competitive swimming experience. The primary goal will be to learn swim all four competitive strokes and to improve starts & turns.
Voyager Group Coach: Coach Wilson
Club Fee: $589 (Includes USA Swimming Membership fee, $100 registration fee, team caps & team shirt)
Explorer Group (Starts September 17th)
This group will be for ages 8-12 and designed to improve stroke mechanics in all four strokes, starts & turns. Introductions to racing strategy and dryland training will be introduced. Swimmers in this group will have already participated in competitive situations for the primary purpose of skill development (i.e. -time trials, intra squad meets and other entry level competitions).
Explorer Group Coach: Coach Sliwowski
Club Fee: $689 (Includes USA Swimming Membership fee, $100 registration fee, team caps & team shirt)
Challenge Group (Starts September 16th)
Athletes in this group are usually at least 9 years old and have completed the Explorer Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
Challenge Group Coach: Danny Conway
Club Fee: $899 (Includes USA Swimming Membership fee, $100 registration fee, team caps & team shirt)
Elite Group (Starts September 10th)
Minimum age for entry into this group is 11 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Designed for the most competitive swimmer where endurance, perfect stroke mechanics and pure speed will be the focus. Swimmers will continue to work on decreasing the number of strokes/length or increase tempo with the same number. The Elite Group will learn how to calculate goal splits, distance per stroke and stroke rate to help achieve Championship Time Standards.
Elite Group Coach: Coach Botzman
Sunday (1:00-3:00pm) Practice may go until 4pm some days if we go to the weight room from 3-4pm
Club Fee: $1499 (Includes USA Swimming Membership fee, $100 registration fee, team caps & team shirt)
MS/HS Pre-Season Group Conditioning - Starts September 11th
This program is designed to prepare athletes for the upcoming OHSAA Swim Season. This group is only for swimmers in grades 7-12 and practices will begin September 14th. Our conditioning program will help swimmers gain strength to help prevent injuries and enhance performance. Practices will cover swimming technique/conditioning, building core stability, developing explosive power and increasing flexibility.
The cost for the entire 8 weeks is $399 and includes USA Swimming Registration Fee and UNIFIED Training Shirt & caps.
Pre-Season Lead Coach: Coach Botzman
Sunday (1:00-4:00) - Please bring clothes for dryland/weight room.