8 and Unders

Lead Coach: Coach Kirby Igoe

This group is comprised of novice swimmers. Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamentals of all four competitive strokes, starts and turns. Swimmers will learn how to control their body; this enhances coordination to help improve their mechanics. The practices are geared to creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for learning.

Practice Limits – 8 & Unders are allowed to train four (4) practices out of the five (5) offered a week.  

 

9-10s

Lead Coach: Coach Kirby Igoe

Swimmers in 9-10’s will work to refine the basics of the four competitive strokes while focusing on technique through stroke-specific drills and kicking sets. An emphasis will also be placed on aerobic development, and racing techniques will be introduced. Swimmers must demonstrate readiness for this group through listening to coaches, understanding and applying instructions, and being a great teammate. Within our age groups we understand that athletes may be at different points in their development. Coaches will work to organize each group with lane assignments and intervals to fit specific lanes.

Practice Limits – 9-10’s are allowed to train four (4) practices out of the five (5) offered a week.  

 

11-12s

Lead Coach: Coach Pierre Ruffin/ Coach Adam Cremieux

11-12 swimmers will focus on refining their strokes through stroke-specific technique drills, while increasing their aerobic endurance and anaerobic capacity through challenging swim and kick sets designed to prepare them for the next level. More advanced training and racing strategies will be introduced with the goal of preparing swimmers for more advanced races. Swimmers will be expected to add distances of 200 yards/meters and higher in multiple strokes (or IM) to their swim meet event lists. Within our age groups we understand that athletes may be at different points in their development. Coaches will work to organize each group with lane assignments and intervals to fit specific lanes.

Practice Limits – 11-12’s are allowed to train five (5) practices out of the six (6) offered a week.  

 

13/14s

Lead Coach: Coach Dave Krotiak 

This group is designed to meet the needs of the 13-14 year old swimmer who has been in the program and has achieved a designated level of success based on effort, practice consistency, meet participation, and time standard achievement.  This group will allow a much smoother and more prepared transition to the Senior & National groups. This group will be specifically working towards seasonal goals which include developing a good work ethic, continued stroke and technique development, goal setting for meets, and a love for racing! Within our age groups we understand that athletes may be at different points in their development. Coaches will work to organize each group with lane assignments and intervals to fit specific lanes.

 

Senior

Lead Coach: Coach Conor Ozog

Swimmers in this group are introduced to more advanced mental and physical training concepts and learn how to maximize these skills. Goal setting and race strategies also continue to be developed. Workouts are designed to improve endurance, speed and stroke technique. Another main goal within this group is to be a gateway to the National Team. Still at this level we understand that athletes swim for both performance and social reasons.

 

National

Lead Coach: Coach Dave Krotiak

This group is comprised of swimmers at the highest ability level. The national group focuses on maximizing mental, physical and team building skills. Goal setting and race strategy is always being further developed. Endurance, speed and a level of stroke technique perfection is worked on at the highest level. Total commitment to all aspects of training and competition is expected in this group.

National Team Requirements - at least one USA Swimming Sectional Championship Meet (LC) Cut; the cut can be in scy or lcm. Click here to see the time standards.