RIO GROUP      

The Rio Group is designed as the bridge program between swim school and swim team and serves as the training ground for developing our baseline fundamentals: posture; line; and balance. In the Rio Group every swimmer is focused primarily on learning and acquiring skills while building solid stroke foundations. Rio Group will attend competitions throughout the year based on the coaches recommendation, with the focus of those competitions being to practice and hone skills learned in training. We track progress and development through skill acquisition as opposed to times and results.​

In the Rio Group, swimmers build a base for strength and aerobic capacity primarily through their legs and kicking. They are taught basic land exercises to strengthen the core muscles and practice them on a daily basis. They are also introduced to the clock and how it is used to measure time and intervals as they pertain to swimming.

COST:     $140 per month  /  $1680 per year

 


ATHENS GROUP

While the primary focus is still on stroke development, swimmers in the Athens Group begin to shift their attention toward “race ready” training. With a continued emphasis on building their conditioning base through kicking, they are introduced to race-pace training that will help them forge sustainable speed. They learn the basics of racing and are challenged to maintain technique and fundamentals under stress. Competition progress is tracked through both the execution of skills acquired in training as well as through times and personal bests.

Dry land exercises they have learned on the Development Team will be expanded upon and added to in order to continue developing critical core and functional strength. In this group, they practice advanced interval training and begin mastering use of the pace clock.

COST:     $150 per month  /  $1800 per year  

 

 

BEIJING GROUP

Members of the Beijing Group are beginning to turn their focus toward high level swimming, but with a continued emphasis on the mastery of fundamental swimming skills. Advanced stroke refinement, mastering the pace clock, aerobic kicking and high intensity race training are all focal points of the progression these swimmers will follow. In addition, they will begin a more extensive dry land program that branches out from the core and uses body weight exercises to strengthen their growing and maturing muscles.

Beijing Group also provides swimmers with their first glimpse into higher level conditioning where swimmers learn about and execute training within all three of the essential energy systems. These young swimmers will be challenged both physically and mentally in their daily training under the pressure of race-intensity training.

COST:     $160 per month  /  $1920 per year