Junior 1 (ages 8-10): Competition Team 

Formerly “Silver”

Prerequisites:  

  • Four lengths (100 yards) continuous Freestyle with side breathing 
  • Two lengths (50 yards) continuous Backstroke 
  • Two lengths (50 yards) continuous Breaststroke 
  • One length (25 yards) continuous Butterfly 
  • Streamline off the wall, underwater for 10 yards 
  • Ability to demonstrate legal turns in all four strokes and I.M.  

Goals: 

  • Have fun swimming and learn to promote team values during practice, competition, and in daily life  
  • Refine stroke technique and build speed and endurance through drill and interval-based training 
  • Learn how to use the pace clock 
  • Work on personal goal-setting with the coach 
  • Begin to incorporate dryland workouts into the practice routine 
  • Earn a time in each of the following events: 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Fly, 100 IM, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke  

Expectations:  

  • Follow the Athlete Code of Conduct 
  • Have a positive attitude 
  • Be on time to practice 
  • Be open to trying new techniques and drills 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming 
  • Come to practice and meets prepared to succeed: that means following uniform requirements and bringing required gear 
  • Attend 3-5 practices per week and a minimum of two meets between August and March and a minimum of three meets between April and July 
  • Act as a role model to Athletes in Group 1 and Group 2, modeling good behavior and work ethic and providing support by cheering at swim meets 
  • Come to practice to work hard and have fun: a positive mindset—no matter the challenges Coach presents you with—will go a long way to improvement 
  • Follow and promote team values and act with kindness and respect to all participants