NSC Competitive Team - "Leading by Example"

Current Sea Creature, Mikaela Jenkins, celebrating with her teammates at the 2019 Paralympic World Championships after earning a silver medal finish for the USA

Senior

Our Senior group consists of high school aged athletes that enjoy the sport of swimming and are interested in advancing their careers through a commitment to hard work, passion, and teamwork.

Group Goals

It is our mission for the young men and women in Senior 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.

  • 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
  • Is committed to the success of the Sea Creatures team and all of our swimmers
  • Has taken full responsibility for their actions both in and out of the pool
  • Acts as a mentor for all younger teammates and groups

Training Focus and Practice Duration

Members in our Senior group will be expected to train all variations of intensity and technique throughout each practice.

  • 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 Senior group can be found on the link below:

Senior Calendar

Group Selction Criteria

  • Swimmers must be in or going into High School.
  • Coaches will use practice performance in Middle School Silver/Gold to decide when a swimmer is eligible to swim in this group.
  • Examples of sets the coaches will use to make evaluations are: 8x100 on 1:45 swim free, 10x50 on 1:00 kick and 4x100 IM on 1:55.

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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