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DCS Training Group Levels

2021-22 Season

The DCS training progression, responsibilities and expectations, and monthly tuition fee are listed below. The coaching staff determines training group placement and promotion.

Swim Academy ($85/ month)

Age range: 5+

Practice length: 40 minutes swim (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  1

Swim Academy is a first-step to learning competitive swimming skills. Swimmers are introduced to freestyle and backstroke. They perform drills to learn the proper stroke technique and work to master those competancies to build endurance in the water. Group size is limited to 12 per session. Click HERE for Swim Academy Curriculum and Expectations.

Novice ($95/month)

Age range: 5+

Practice length: 60 minutes swim (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  2

Novice is our beginner - emerging group. Swimmers are introduced to elements of all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. They perform drills to learn the proper stroke technique, as well as gain endurance and strength. Starts and turns are introduced. This group provides swimmers an opportunity to compete in fun, low-intensity swimming competitions. Meets are not mandatory but encouraged to help evaluate progress through the year. Click HERE for Novice Curriculum and Expectations.

Blue ($107/month)

Age range: 5+

Practice length: 60 minutes swim (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  3

Blue is an intermediate - emerging group in which members build on skills and endurance  learned from Swim Academy and Novice team.  Swimmers  continue their progression into all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. They perform drills to learn the proper stroke technique, as well as gain endurance and strength. Instruction in starts and turns continues. This group provides swimmers an opportunity to compete in fun, low-intensity swimming competitions. Meets are not mandatory but encouraged to help evaluate progress through the year. Click HERE for Blue Group Curriculum and Expectations.

Future  ($123/month)

Age range:  7-18

Practice length:  60 minutes swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  4

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Future is an introductory competitive group. Swimmers perform drills to improve technique in all four strokes as well as gain additional endurance and strength. Starts and turns are a continued focus. Dryland training is introduced as part of practice. This group provides swimmers an opportunity to compete in fun, low-intensity swimming competitions. Meets are not mandatory but encouraged to help evaluate progress through the year. Click HERE for Future Group Curriculum and Expectations.

Bronze ($140/month)

Age range:  9-12

Practice length:  90 minutes swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  4

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Bronze is an intermediate competitive group. Swimmers perform more advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Workouts are structured and include dryland training. Participation in swim meets is expected for this group. Click HERE for Bronze Curriculum and Expectations.

Silver  ($140/month)

Age range:  13-18

Practice length:  90 minutes swim

Offered practices per week:  4

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Silver is a competitive group that is highly focused on swimming without the pressure of required attendance and competition. Swimmers perform interval training and advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Click HERE for Silver Curriculum and Expectations.

Gold ($170/month)

Age range:  11-18

Practice length:  1.5 to 2 hours swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Offered practices per week:  6

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach.

Gold is a competitive group that is highly committed to the sport of swimming. Swimmers perform interval training and advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Workouts are structured and include dryland training. Participation in swim meets is required for this group and will vary depending upon level of achieved qualifying times. Click HERE for Gold Curriculum and Expectations.

Revised 8/6/21

 

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