KSC Team Structure

 

KSC provides different team levels, all working toward a common goal of excellence and success in swimming.


KINGS

Kings acts as a bridge between KSC's Novice program and its competitive program. Swimmers will continue refining their stroke technique while being introduced to competitive swimming. Swimmers will focus on developing skills needed to be successful in the sport (starts, turns, finishes).

Age

  • Swimmers are generally between the ages of 6 and 12

Prerequisites

  • Swimmers will need to have completed KSC’s Novice Program or be able to demonstrate legal stroke technique for all four strokes for no less than 12 yards.
  • Swimmer can safely complete a 45 minute training session.

Goals

  • Swim 100 individual medley (IM) with correct turns and stroke transitions.
  • Swim 100 freestyle with proper start and flip turns.

Attendance

  • Swimmers should plan on attending 2-3 practices a week.

Practice Schedule

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30-4:30 PM

 

DREAM

Dream continues to build stroke technique work, while introducing the reading and comprehension of a written practice. Swimmers in this group will prepare to swim a 200 Free and 200 IM and possibly the 500 free.

Age

  • Swimmers are generally between the ages of 9 and 12

Prerequisites

  • Swim 100 individual medley (IM) with correct turns and stroke transitions.
  • Swim 100 freestyle with proper start and flip turns.

Goals

  • Swim 200 individual medley (IM) with refined stroke technique and correct turns.
  • Swim 200 freestyle with proper start and flip turns.
  • Achieve two 9-10 “BB” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes.

Attendance

  • Swimmers should plan on attending 3-4 practices a week.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:15-5:45 PM

 

BELIEVE

Believe swimmers have proven to be ready for more training oriented practices, while still committing to the development of proper stroke techniques, starts, and turns. Swimmers will be encouraged to increase the number of training sessions they are attending, and emphasis will be placed on swimming longer events.

Age

  • Swimmers are generally between the ages of 11 and 14

Prerequisites

  • Swim 200 individual medley (IM) with refined stroke technique and correct turns.
  • Swim 200 freestyle with proper start and flip turns.
  • Achieve two 9-10 “BB” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes

Goals

  • Swim 100 yards of each stroke with refined technique and proper turn and underwater sequences.
  • Compete in 500 Freestyle and 400 individual medley (IM).
  • Achieve two 11-12 “BB” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes.

Attendance

  • Swimmers should plan on attending 4-5 practices a week.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:15-5:45 PM

 

ACHIEVE

Achieve is designed to serve as a bridge between the Age Group and Senior groups. The Achieve group is designed to introduce swimmers to the level of training required to excel at the senior level. Swimmers will be expected to maintain a minimum level of 5 practices per week. Coaches reserve the right to recommend that swimmers, who are consistently unable to maintain the practice standards, transfer to another group. Technique must be sound so injury does not occur with added yardage.

Age

  • Swimmers are generally between the ages of 13 and 18

Prerequisites

  • Swim 100 yards of each stroke with refined technique and proper turn and underwater sequences.
  • Compete in 500 Freestyle and 400 individual medley (IM).
  • Achieve two 11-12 “BB” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes.

Goals

  • Swim 200 yards of each stroke with refined technique and proper turn and underwater sequences.
  • Compete in 1650 Freestyle and 400 individual medley (IM).
  • Achieve two 13-14 “A” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes.

Attendance

  • Swimmers should plan on attending 5-6 practices a week. Swimmers moving to performance should plan on attending one double a week.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:30-8:30 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday 4:15-5:45 PM

 

PERFORM

Swimmers must commit to attending a minimum of 6 practices each week. All swimmers in perform should be preparing themselves for performance at the top of the state and national level. The standards of commitment and competition will apply throughout the year as our swimmers develop into positive leaders and teammates for their fellow KSC swimmers. Swimmers in this group should have already qualified for State Senior Champs. Entry into the group is by coach recommendation.

Age

  • Swimmers are generally over the age of 13

Prerequisites

  • Swim 200 yards of each stroke with refined technique and proper turn and underwater sequences.
  • Compete in 1650 Freestyle and 400 individual medley (IM).
  • Achieve two 13-14 “A” USA Swimming Age group motivational times in different strokes.

Goals

  • Achieve times that would qualify them for senior/national level events (Zones, sectionals, futures, etc…).

Attendance

  • Swimmers should plan on attending all practices offered for their group.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:30-8:30 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday 4:15-5:45 PM