NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT -- ELITE SENIOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

 

"Work Works"

Sometimes affectionately known as "AP Swim", the FAST National Development program is comprised of an elite roster limited to 20 swimmers.  These highly self-motivated swimmers who prioritize swimming over other non-academic activities are college-bound student-athletes focused on achieving excellence while balancing school goals and pool goals.  Towards this end they and their families also display a willingness to travel in the pursuit of excellence and growth experiences. 

"Attendance x Effort = Success"

  • "A" Standard of Attendance
    • Minimum expectation determined by age in order to facilitate progress as the athlete ages
    • 1/2 of swimmer's age = Number of practices expected (up to 10)
    • Attendance evaluated every 10 weeks
      • Ex. 14 year-old agrees to attend 7 practices per week; 10-week total is 70 (90% participation is 63 practices) 
    • ​Repeated failure to meet 90% of attendance expectation will result in reassignment to the Senior Development group
  • "A" Standard of Effort
    • Display daily enthusiasm and respect towards oneself, teammates, coaches and the training process associated with the sport
    • Seasonal goal times determined by incremental improvement
      • Minimal 2% improvement (reset as goals are achieved)
    • Training determined by test sets multiple times per year; results implemented weekly
      • Timed 3,000 or 30-minute swims to determine aerobic threshold pace (a measure of current physical conditioning)
      • Urbanchek Colors Charts to improve paces
      • % Race Time Charts to objectively evaluate effort

Requirements 

  • "All-In" Level of Participation
    • Travel Meets as scheduled
    • Training Trips as arranged
    • Additional Practices as scheduled
  • ​CA/NV Sectional Time Standards (1 year exemption available at coach's discretion)


FALL 2022 TRAINING SCHEDULE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
  6:00-7:30 AM   6:00-7:30 AM   8:00-10:30 AM
3:30-6:00 PM 3:30-6:00 PM 3:30-6:00 PM 3:30-6:00 PM 3:30-6:00 PM