Training Groups

It is the goal of the WETT Swim Club to offer age and ability specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each swimmer and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 915-238-7775 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

Silver 

Available again for the 2021-2022 Short Course. For our beginning swimmers. Those athletes looking to try competitive swimming with limited or little swim experience, for young athletes interested in participating in an individual sport or additional athletic activity. Swimmers must be able to be in the water independently of direct adult contact or flotation devices such as but not limited to lifejackets, floaties, kickboards, or noodles. Swimmers learn and develop the different competitive strokes, starts, turns, and finishes. Swimmers will work towards competing in their first competitions and earning times in a number of different events starting with the 25 Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Individual Medley in the Del Norte Meet Series. Training days are limited to specific days of the week currently Tuesday & Thursday 60 minute and Saturday 90 minute training sessions.

Gold

Athletes in this group are usually at least 7 years old, elementary through middle school age, have completed a summer swim league season, or are returning for another short course season of USA Swimming. This group is exposed to training with emphasis on stroke and technique while introducing endurance with goals of preparing for the 200 Free and 200 IM events by the end of the season. Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of three workouts per week and competing in local swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month. Practices are offered 5 days a week, 90 minute training sessions.

Junior

Athletes in our newest training group are transitioning from Gold and preparing to enter the Senior group. Generally of the middle school age and interested in continuing to prepare and swim for high school teams. Swimmers demonstrate an interest to achieve higher motivational time standards B, BB, A, and directed towards making Texas Age Groups Time Standards. Practices are offered 5 days a week, 90-120 minute training sessions.

Senior 

Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level of competition. Training is geared towards individual talents with a strong aerobic endurance factor present. Technique and drills are still incorporated in these workouts. Swimmers demonstrate an interest to achieve higher motivational time standards B-AAAA, directed towards making Texas Sectional Time Standards, Futures, Juniors time cuts, aspire to swim collegiately. Attendance is expected a minimum of 4 practices weekly and Saturday practice is mandatory. During the high school season, high school team swimmers are required to attend at least 2 of the weekday practices and Saturday. Practices are offered 6 days a week, 120 minute training sessions.

Placement and Group Assignment

Swimmers new to the team are evaluated by the coaches and placed into the appropriate group. At times, groups may be limited due to size and capacity. Safety is of our number one considersation when evaluating and determining placement of a new swimmer.

Advancement and Promotion

Age, ability, achieved time standards, coachability, commitment, development, endurance, goals, stroke, technique. Decisions to move a swimmer from one group to the next is based on the recommendation of the current coach as well as the evaluation and agreement of the coach at the next level. Age group, assistant, and head coaches work together to deteremine the advancement and promotion of the athletes.

**Please reference the calendar for locations and times. Trainings groups may be combined or eliminated based on coaches, capacity, need, team size, pool availability and scheduling in the best interest of the team as a whole.

Training Recommendation and Requirements

Coach notes to swimmers and parents

Swimming is a special sport which requires athletes in water almost every day. College swimmers train 20 hour per week (double practices Monday – Friday) to keep their condition and make progress.

Our senior group offers 6-practice per week (12 hours/week) and junior group has 5- practice per week (9-10 hour/week). This practice time is needed for swimmer getting progress.

For senior swimmers, we highly recommend to have at least 5–practice per week (the minimum requirement is 4-practice per week). 4-practice per week can hardly improve swimmer’s condition but only maintain the level they have now. Three or less practices per week will cause their endurance level dropping.

Swimmers and parents, if you want to get improve on your race time, please come to practice as often as possible. The Saturday practice is MANDATORY for all senior and junior swimmers. If swimmer cannot come to Saturday practice, please notice your coach in advance.
 

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