Illinois Swimming

Chicago Latin Swim Club Levels

 

Blue

Athletes in the introductory competitive blue group:

  • Continue to refine all four strokes

  • Work toward longer competitive distances

  • Are introduced to the pace clock, interval starts, and sets

  • Learn racing starts

  • Are introduced to swim meet terms and procedures in preparation for upcoming competitions

  • Work on incorporating flip turns into all sets

  • Introduce I.M. based workouts

 

Practice hours for this group are:

September-October: Mon-Thurs, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

November-February: Mon-Thurs, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

April-May: Mon-Thurs, 5:30-6:30 p.m. OR 6:30-7:15 pm (depending on HS water polo schedule)

 

This group includes: USA swimming registration, entry fees for all the swim meets in the season, five practice sessions per week & access to the club online portal.


Orange

Moving up from the blue group, athletes in the orange group:

  • Continue to refine all four strokes through more complex drills and sets

  • Continue to refine flip turns

  • Work toward longer competitive distances, including distance days in practice

  • Continue to work on utilizing the pace clock, interval starts, and more complicated sets

  • Complete I.M. based workouts

 

Practice hours for this group are:

September-October: Mon-Thurs, 7:15-8:15 p.m.
November-February: Mon-Thurs, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

April-May: Mon-Thurs, 6:30-7:45 p.m. OR 7:15-8:15 pm (depending on HS water polo schedule)

This group includes: USA swimming registration, entry fees for all the meets in the season, four practice sessions per week & access to the club online portal.

 

Roman

Moving up from the orange group, athletes in the Roman group:

  • Continue to refine all four strokes through more complex efforts including sets that incorporate descending, negative splitting, sprinting, and breath control

  • Work toward longer competitive distances, including distance days in practice

  • Begin to do more specialized sets based on their strengths in competition

  • Work towards qualifying times to attend championship meets

 

Practice hours for this group are:

September-October: Mon-Thurs, 7:15- 8:30 p.m.
November-February: Mon-Thurs, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

April-May: Mon-Thurs, 6:30-7:45 p.m. OR 7:15-8:30 pm (depending on HS water polo schedule)

 

This group includes: USA swimming registration, entry fees for all of the meets in the season, four to five practice sessions per week & access to the club online portal.

 

Roman-High School

Same in structure as the previous Roman group, this high school specific group is for athletes who compete with their high school team for part of the fall and winter season.

Girls: Will swim with their high school teams September-Mid November. These athletes will return to the club Mid-November and will swim with the club through the end of February.

Boys: Will swim with the club September-Mid November. They will return to their high school teams Mid-November and will swim with their schools through the end of February.