NSC's Competitive Team - "Understanding Teamwork"

Former Sea Creature and Olympian Bryce Hunt warms up with teammates Aaron Peirsol and Michael Phelps at the 2004 Athens Olympics

Elementary Silver

Most swimmers in this group are of elementary school age.  In Elementary Silver, athletes begin working in a structured training environment by integrating the skills and techniques taught in Competitive Intro. Athletes in this group are all about learning how to practice, listening to the coaches, and supporting each other. All of these objectives are met while maintaining a fun atmosphere.

Group Goals

It is both the staff and swimmer’s mission to achieve the following in this group:

  • Sets the example to other teammates for good listening skills
  • Respects his/her coaches and teammates at all times
  • Remembers to have FUN at all times

Training Focus and Practice Duration

Members of Elementary Silver can practice up to 5 times a week for 1.5 hours each practice. The swimmers spend the first 10 minutes of practice performing land-based activities intended to enhance each individual’s coordination, athleticism, and mobility. The last hour and twenty minutes of practice will be spent in the water to work on accomplishing goals set forth by the coaching staff. The days and practice times for the Elementary Silver group can be found on the link below.

Elemantary Silver Calendar

Group Selction Criteria

  • Swimmers must be in Elementary School
  • Coaches will use practice performance in SSR to decide when a swimmer is eligible to swim in this group.
  • Examples of sets the coaches will use to make evaluations are: 10x50 on 1:00 swim free, 10x50 on 1:15 kick and 4x100 IM on 2:20

Equipment Requirements

  • All athletes are required to have the following equipment ready at the beginning of practice:
    • ​Fins
    • Kickboard
    • Pull buoy

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