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LEVEL REQUIREMENTS & DESCRIPTIONS
 

 

STORMS - beginner swimmers w/ Coach Cathy | ​5:30 - 6:30 pm - MON-THURS

To be a Storm, swimmers must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Prior learn-to-swim classes and/or pre-team instruction experience
  • Ability to swim 2 laps (50 yards) freestyle without stopping
  • Idenify and execute attempts at butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Ability to follow safety rules and execute coach instruction  
  • Possess a genuine love of the water and a personal desire to excel in the sport

In Storms, coaching is focused on introducing kids to competitive swim fundamentals while slowly building endurance and having fun. Stroke drills are coached repetitively to instill good habits on mechanics, breath, and timing. Starts, finishes, turns, and streamlines are reinforced daily. And there is ALOT of kicking exercises! To measure progress week to week, “benchmark races” conclude most practices. This is a rewarding introduction to competition readiness and a chance for swimmers to apply drills and be fulfilled with a sense of achievement as their progress is tracked and shared by coaches.  

TORNADOES - intermediate swimmers W/ Coach Cheryl5:30 - 7:00pm - MON - FRI

 

To become a Tornado, a Storm will be  required to:

  • Swim 200 yd freestyle without stopping (with flipturns)
  • Swim 25 yds of each stroke with correct mechanics & breath timing
  • Execute race starts off the block
  • Attend at least one meet
  • Have a positive attitude and be self-motivated

Building on race experience and core fundamentals, Tornadoes further develop strength and endurance through a significant increase in yardage and race quality training. While still focused on mechanics and drills, swimmers at this level are expected to continue to improve upon skills for longer aerobic intervals. In addition to in-water workouts, Tornadoes will also have dry-land training on Tuesdays and Thursdays to further improve strength and flexibility. Intermediate swimmers are highly encouraged to attend meets and begin working with coaches to create race records and goal logs.

HURRICANES - advanced swimmers W/ Coach Tom5:30 - 7:30 - MON - FRI

To become a Hurricane, a tornado will be required to:

  • Swim 5 x 100s on 1:45
  • Swim 100 yds of each stroke with proper turns, strong breakouts & advanced stroke techniques
  • Knows his/her PRs (personal records) and has complied progress and outcome based personal goals for the season logged
  • Follow a workout independently
  • Serve as a role model by consistently following direction, supporting teammates (on and off deck), and assisting coaches
  • Create a positive team environment.
     

Hurricanes are a group of experienced and highly dedicated swimmers that attend the majority of practices and meets offered on the schedule. Race achievements typically include divisional and/or state qualifications. Hurricanes are well-versed in mechanics and efficiency, advanced training and competition readiness. Hurricanes will have dry-land training on Tuesdays and Thursdays to further improve strength and flexibility. They are also expected to know race times and splits, to apply to their daily training.


SENIORS - advanced high school swimmers W/ Coach Tom | 5:30 - 7:30 - MON - FRI


A Senior Typhoon is an advanced High School Swimmer and will be required to:

  • Have significant competition experience
  • Know their training thresholds and be able to monitor their heart-rate
  • Knows their PRs (personal records) and have complied progress and logged outcome based personal goals for the season
  • Know race splits to apply to daily training
  • Follow a workout independently
  • Serve as a role model by consistently following direction, supporting teammates (on and off deck), and assisting coaches
  • Create a positive team environment.
     

The Senior Group is comprised of advanced high school swimmers who either swim year round with UTSC or in the High School offseason. We work closely and communicate with our High School coaches to ensure seamless transition in training methods and to keep records of race results. Seniors will have dry-land/weight training on Tuesdays and Thursdays to further improve strength, power and flexibility.

 

It is the goal of the Typhoons to offer ability-specific training that personally challenges each individual and developes them to the best of THEIR abilities (physical, mental and emotional). UTSC encourages parents not to focus so much on level-titles or accelered promotions, but morseo upon safe and smart progress which promotes and sustains long-term athletic success.

Please contact us to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.