NSC Competitive Team - "Athletes, Leaders and Role Models"

Former Sea Creature, Lilly King, celebrates her gold medal victory in the Women's 100m Breaststroke at the Rio Olympics in 2016

Creature Elite

This is our high performance group for high school aged athletes. Creature Elite athletes undertake the responsibility of embodying the Sea Creature mission statement by working hard to become the best version of themselves as athletes, leaders, and role models. Swimmers in this group are the best athletes, leaders, and role models in the club.

Group Goals

It is our mission for the young men and women in Creature Elite to become selfless leaders and elite athletes in order to prepare them for their next step in life regardless of what career path they choose.

  • Achieve opportunities to compete at the highest of levels in United States Swimming
  • Practice personal and team accountability through attendance and attitude
  • Be a role model for all other swimmers on the team
  • Become a leader in the classroom and community
  • Takes full responsibility for his or her actions both in and out of the pool
  • Accepts constructive criticism at both practices and meets
  • Embraces adversity and is consistently searching to improve him or herself
  • Places the goals of the group before themselves
  • Willingly acts as a mentor for all Sea Creatures

Training Focus and Practice Duration

Our coaching staff believes that true success can only be realized when individuals become as passionate about the process as the outcome. Throughout each season, Creature Elite athletes will be pushed to think critically while training across all energy zones.

  • Typical practices are 2 hours and 15 minutes in duration with the first 15-30 minutes consisting of mobility based dry-land activities
  • Strength and conditioning through land based training is also implemented at this level
  • Weekly morning practices are offered on a regular basis.
  • The days and practice times for the Creature Elite group can be found on the link below:

Creature Elite Calendar

Group Selction Criteria

  • Coaches will use practice performance in Senior or Middle School Gold to decide when a swimmer is eligible to swim in this group.
  • Examples of sets the coaches will use to make evaluations are: 10x100 on 1:15 swim free, 10x50 on :45 kick and 8x100 IM on 1:25.

Equipment Requirements

Training in this group uses many different types of equipment. Athletes are expected to have proper and functioning swimming gear at all times. Equipment is the responsibility of the athlete and should not get in the way of training.

  • Fins, Paddles, Snorkel, Kickboard, Pull buoy, tempo trainer, water bottle


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