Martin County Swimming offers training for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.  Our coaches challenge and develop each individual to reach their full potential through age-specific training:

Swim squads include (click the group for more detailed information):

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Tryouts are scheduled Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at 4:45 pm (you can not be late, coaches will start coaching the team at 5:00 pm).

All swimmers must do a tryout for training group placement (exceptions for older swimmers with competitive experience may not need). You can not register for the team until you have completed a tryout.

To tryout, a swimmer must be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool (25 yards/75 feet) with good form. 

The following are guidelines - there are exceptions as it's ability based more than age based.

 

Pre-Team

Age:  5 and over

Eligibility:  Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (75 feet) Freestyle, with side breathing and without stopping.

                   Note: this is not a "learn to swim" group, swimmers must be comfortable in the water and

                   prepared to swim multiple lengths of the pool each practice. One length = 25 yards.

Goal:  Swimmers will further their skills and refine the four strokes needed for competitive swimming.

Focus: Swimmers will be introduced to endurance training while working on competition stroke techniques, turns and starts (similar to dives). Swimmers will also be introduced to the team environment and learn how to become good teammates.

Pre-Team Coach:  Amy Wells Martin

Location:  Coach Dick Wells Training Center located at Martin County High School

Training Schedule:   

School in session = Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm

Summer = Tuesday and Thursday 5:15-6:00 pm

Bronze Group

Age:  Varied

Eligibility:  Too advanced for Pre-Team. Will prepare their transition for move up to Age Group with more advanced coaching.

Goal: To compete in USA Swimming Meets

Focus:  Swimmers will work on technique and building endurance.  Will learn to perform proper racing starts and turns for all four strokes as well.  

Bronze coach: Amy Wells Martin

Training Schedule:

School in session = Mon + Wed + Fri 5:30-6:30 pm

Summer = Mon + Wed + Fri 5:00-6:00 pm

 

Age Group

Age: Varied

Eligibility: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke, and have beginning skills in breaststroke and butrterfly.

Goal: To compete in Invitational and Junior Olympics meets.

Focus: Swimmers will focus on improving technique of all four strokes, as well as the 200 IM. Greater emphasis on aerobic swimming will take place. They will also learn how to perform proper starts, turns, and race strategies. A much greater emphasis will be placed in training and aerobic development.

Age Group Coach:  Barbara Proctor 

Location:  Coach Dick Wells Training Center located at Martin County High School

Training Schedule:  

School in sessiom = Monday thru Friday 5:00-6:30 pm

Summer = 4:30-6:00 pm

 

Juniors Group

Age: approx 11 and over (usally middle school age)

Eligibility: Swimmers should meet USA Swimming “B” standards for their age group.

Goal: To compete in Invitational and Junior Olympics.

Focus: Swimmers will continue learning proper technique and building an aerobic base. Swimmers will experience competing in 200 yard/meter races of each stroke, the 400 individual medley, as well as longer freestyle events.

Junior Group Coach:  Danny Hartley 

Training Schedule

Season Location Day Time

  Fall/Spring

school in session

No Sr Group During

HS Season

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Monday - Friday

 

M-F

5:00-6:30pm

 

 

   
Summer

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Monday - Friday (primary) 7:00-9:00am
 

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

All Weekdays

EXCEPT Wednesday (supplement)

4:30-6:00pm
 

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Saturday 7:30-9:30am

 

Seniors Group

Age:  12 years and older (middle & high school)

Eligibility: Swimmers in this group should meet USA Swimming A time standards.

Goal: Improvement in all four strokes, development of skills necessary to qualify for Junior National level meets including mileage, intensity, determination, mental preparedness and more. Swimmers in this group are expected to compete and place in Finals at Senior Championships, Florida High School Championships, Winter Championships, Southern Zone Sectionals and qualify for Junior Nationals. Be able to swim 6,000 – 7,000+ Yards/Meters per practice.

Focus: Swimmers are placed in the Senior group by graduating from the Junior group. The group objective is practicing swimming with strength, efficiency and excellent stroke technique during each practice. Implement different race strategies and expand training terminology. Endurance training and timed interval training is elevated to challenging levels. Swimmers are expected to show willingness and toughness in training. Practices include dryland exercises, running and weightlifting. During the school year they have 9 swim practices (including 2 doubles) per week for 1.5 to 2 hours and 5 dryland practices for 30 - 45 min. In the summer the number of practices increases to 10 times per week with 4 double workouts. 100% attendance is required.

Requirements: Senior Contract. Travel Waiver for away meets. 

Senior Group Coach:  Mark Corley

Training Schedule

Season Location Day Time

Winter/Spring

school in session

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Monday - Friday

 

6:00-7:30am 

(optional)

4:00-6:00pm

 

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

 at Martin County High School

Saturday 7:30-9:30 am
Summer

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Monday - Friday (primary practice) 7:00-9:00am
 

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

All Weekdays, EXCEPT Wednesday     

(supplement; in addition to AM)

4:30-6:00pm
 

Coach Dick Wells Training Center

at Martin County High School

Saturday 7:30-9:30am

 

Masters

Martin County Swimming is the number one adult swim program in the area. The Martin County Swimming Master has organized workouts 6 times per week for adults 18 and over.  Martin County Swimming Masters range in swimming ability from non-competitive fitness swimmers to competitive triathletes. We will help you improve your technique and increase your endurance, and we provide a fun environment.  You will enjoy pursuing your swimming goals while meeting like-minded people.  In short, we welcome any adult who loves to swim!

 

Masters CoachDanny Hartley

Location:  Coach Dick Wells Training Center located at Martin County High School

Training Schedule

Day Time
Monday & Wednesday & Friday 5:00-6:00 am