Group

Description

BLUE/WHITE

 

  • Focus is on learning and excelling at the technical aspects of the strokes as well as the introduction to the competitive side of swimming
  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Working knowledge of all four competitive strokes, (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), starts, and turns.
  • Be able to complete 1,500 to 2,000 yards in a one hour and 15 minute practice
  • Learn how and be able to use the pace clock for time interval sets and understand the concept behind time interval sets
  • Attendance is not mandatory but 3 days per week is highly encouraged
  • Goal is to move up to the Fusion Silver or Black Group depending on age

SILVER

  • Focus is on technique, endurance building and learning the ways of competitive swimming. Includes basic dry land training (30 minutes 3X per week)
  • Ages 5-14
  • 60% attendance per month
  • Have the knowledge and be able to swim legally all four competitive strokes as well as legal starts and turns
  • Need to be able to complete 2,500 to 3,500 yards in a an hour and half practice
  • Know how to use the clock for interval training and be able to meet time requirements and complete sets according to the coach
  • Participate in at least 1 meet per month
  • Example set to complete:
    • 8 X 50 Free on 1:05
    • 6 X 50 Back on 1:10
    • 4 X 50 Breast on 1:15
    • 4 X 50 Fly on 1:15
    • 6 X 50 Kick on 1:20

BLACK

  • Focus is still on technique through sets. Main focus on endurance building and competition. Also includes medium dry land training (30 minutes 3X per week)
  • Ages 11-18
  • 60% attendance per month with expectation of 4 days per week
  • Need to be able to complete 3,500 to 4,500 yards in a an hour and half practice
  • Know and understand how to use the clock for interval training and be able to meet time requirements and complete sets according to the coach
  • Goals for qualifications in Silver, Age Group State, and Senior State competitions
  • Participate in at least 1 meet per month
  • Example set to complete:
    • 10 X 50 Free on :50
    • 8 X 50 Back on :55
    • 6 X 50 Breast on 1:05
    • 6 X 50 Fly on 1:05
    • 6 X 50 Kick on 1:10

Red

  • Focus on training on a regular schedule for cycled competition with increased emphasis of longer high endurance sets
  • Ages 14-18
  • Required 60% attendance per month with expectation of 4 practices per week.
  • Advanced dry land training 4 times per week for 30 minutes
  • Need to be able to complete 5,000 to 6,000 yards in a 2 hour practice
  • Need to meet qualification standards in Silver/Senior State/or Zone competitions
  • Experience in using both digital and analog clock for time interval sets
  • Able to meet time standards set by the coach
  • Participate in at least 1-2 meets per month
  • Example set to complete:
    • 6 X 100 Free on 1:20
    • 10 X 50 Back on :50
    • 8 X 50 Breast on :55
    • 8 X 50 Fly on :55
    • 8 X 50 Kick on 1:00

ELITE

  • Large focus on Elite level competitions and training
  • Ages 15-18
  • 90% attendance per month
  • Technique, physical strength and a regular training schedule are top priority
  • Extensive dry land training 4X per week
  • Need to be able to complete 6,000 yards or more during 2 hour practice
  • Attend Saturday practices regularly
  • Must have Zone/Sectional qualifications time
  • Goals are Junior and Senior Nationals
  • Extensive long term and short term goal setting
  • Example set to complete:
    • 6 X 100 Free on 1:15
    • 6 X 100 IM on 1:30
    • 6 X 100 Kick on 1:40