Bronze


Swimmers in this group will continue their mastery of the fundamentals of technique and will strive towards Festival qualification. 

Coach: Patrick Garcia, Age Group Coach

Long-Term Development Stage:  Train to Train

Overview  *current schedule & hours reflect COVID-19 interim phased-in return to swimming

  • 7 training sessions per week
  • 5.0* water hours per week in addition to activation and dryland training
  • Swimmers will work within a cyclical training framework focused on technique and continued development of training energy systems
  • Attendance is critical for long-term performance and improvement
  • Training path goal is Silver and Senior Select groups
  • Swimmers are expected to have an outstanding commitment to their swimming goals

Prerequisites

  • Swimmers will be 13 years of age or younger
  • Swimmers should be at least regionally qualified
  • It is not a guarantee that if these pre-requisites are attained that a swimmer will be invited into the group; Coach's discretion and swimmer growth & development will be heavily weighted in the final decision
  • Head Coach will have the final decision on entry into this group

Schedule  *subject to change

During preparation for championship meets, training volume and frequency may be reduced.  Schedules will be provided during these times as necessary.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM

 

 

 

 

 

TPASC

7:40-9:00 am

 
PM

TPASC

(A*) 5:30-6:20 pm

(B*) 6:40-7:30 pm

Virtual

6:00-7:00 pm

TPASC

(A*) 6:00-6:50 pm

(B*) 7:10-8:00 pm

Virtual

6:00-7:00 pm

TPASC

6:00-8:00 pm

 

Virtual

6:00-6:30 pm

* Groups A & B - Please check with your coach for your group assignment

Evaluation

During the season swimmers will be evaluated in the following areas:

Goal setting:

  • Attainability
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Coachability

Training:

  • Attendance
  • Attitude
  • Work ethic
  • Technique (video analysis)
  • Group Standards (Testing) and Stroke/Skill Criteria

Racing:

  • Race preparation
  • Strategic execution

Equipment

Upon registraiton, each swimmer will receive a club t-shirt and swim cap which are mandatory for all swim practices and meets.  Swimmers will be required to have the following equipment at all sessions.  Please click here for additional information about equipment.

Water Equipment:

  • Fins
  • Training paddles
  • Snorkel
  • Kick board
  • Pull buoy

Activation, Dryland & Flexibility Equipment:

  • SCAR shirt
  • Shorts
  • Running/gym shoes (must be indoor only)
  • Skipping rope
  • Water bottle (no glass allowed)