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The Schaumburg Barracudas Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the  to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards Schaumburg Barracudas Swim Team challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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Swimmer level placement is the coach's decision. The coach considers the skills and work ethic of the swimmer. The yardage requirements listed below are conservatively based. During distance/sprint days, for some levels, the yardage may double. It is common for a swimmer to spend a few seasons in one level before moving up. However, the coaching staff will determine if the swimmer is ready to change levels or not.

Introduction to Competition- Swimmers should have the basic understanding of all 4 strokes. Swimmers in this level are expected to deliver a work rate of around 500-1000 yards per hour. Introduction level is predominantly technique-based, focusing on the basics of stroke mechanics, starts, and turns. Intro to Competition level swimmers are not required to compete in Dual Meets but are highly encouraged to do so. *Must be USA/ISI Swimming Registered*

Bronze- Swimmers should demonstrate consistency in all 4 strokes, and these strokes must be legal competition strokes. Swimmers in this level are expected to deliver a work rate of around 1000-1500 yards per hour. Bronze is predominantly technique-based, focusing on stroke mechanics, starts, and turns. However, endurance work is introduced at this level. Bronze level swimmers are required to compete in Dual Meets. *Must be USA/ISI Swimming Registered*

Silver- Swimmers should demonstrate consistency in all 4 strokes, and these strokes must be legal competition strokes. Swimmers in this level are expected to deliver a work rate of around 1500-1800 yards. Silver level swimmers continue to work on conditioning and begin to focus on race strategy. Silver level swimmers are required to compete in Dual Meets. Silver includes the introduction of USA/ISI swim meets. Silver swimmers are required to compete in at least 25% of USA/ISI swimming meets each season.  *Must be USA/ISI Swimming Registered*

Gold- Swimmers should demonstrate consistency in all 4 strokes, and these strokes must be legal competition strokes. Swimmers in this level are expected to deliver a work rate of around 1800-2200 yards per hour. Gold is for swimmers who desire the competitive nature USA/ISI Swimming meets. Swimmers in Gold focus on race strategy and develop personal goals in their development as a swimmer. Stroke analysis is introduced and honed at this level.  Dual Meet attendance is not required nor expected. Gold swimmers are required to compete in at least 50% of USA swimming meets each season. *Must be USA/ISI Swimming Registered*

Diamond- Swimmers should demonstrate consistency in all 4 strokes, and these strokes must be legal competition strokes. Swimmers in this level are expected to deliver a work rate of around 2300-2700 yards per hour. Diamond swimmers should be able to mentally and physically handle the rigors of demanding workouts and strive to perfect their technique and race strategy. Diamond level swimmers have the goal of competing at Regional and State level competitions. Dual Meet attendance is not required nor expected.  Diamond level swimmers are required to attend at least 75% of all USA/ISI Swimming meets. *Must be USA/ISI Swimming Registered*


 

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