Excellence 300
        Blue Group        

Coaches


Description

  • Blue Group swimmers will continue to follow our team philosophy of improved technique with all four strokes, along with developing strong practice habits; all leading to better short-term and long-term success

  • Swimmers will be challenged with a variety of technique drills to improve balance, body position, core strength, and efficiency per stroke; learning how to use our entire body to help us become a stronger, more efficient swimmer

  • Conditioning (aerobic development) with interval training begins to take on a more important role


General Age

  • 9 to 11


Skill Requirements

  • Swimmers must be legal in all four competitive strokes, including the ability to perform a dive and flip turn

  • Athletes need to be able to follow instructions in a group setting, along with cooperating and working positively with teammates

  • Swimmers should have a basic understanding of timed intervals


Practice

  • Practice is offered six times per week for one and a half hours; Monday through Saturday. 5 times per week during the Summer

  • Swimmers should attend 3 to 4 practices a week, 4 if at the State level

  • We are currently using our Winter Schedule

T-TH 6:45 - 7:00pm Dry Land
M-T-W-TH-F 7:00 - 8:30pm Practice
Sat.
10:00 - 11:30am
Practice
  • Please see our Practice Schedule for the other seasons. Our practice schedule varies slightly throughout the seasons due to the high school schedule


Practice Equipment

  • Swimmers are required to have fins, snorkel, pull buoy, and hand paddles

  • We recommend two pairs of goggles, nose clip, and a water bottle

  • Please find all equipment needs at our MI Sports/DSA Team Store page


Swim Meets

  • Swimmers should attend at least one meet per month and Championship meets

  • Our goal events for the Blue Group are 200 freestyle, 200 IM, and 100 butterfly


Cost

  • $130 per month

  • $74 USA Swimming annual membership