SWIM GROUPS & POOLS

ISC is divided into several swimming levels, based on age and ability. New swimmers are evaluated and placed in the appropriate group. The Short Course season meets are held in 25-yard pools. Training for this season is exclusively in 25-yard facilities and the season runs from September to March. The Long Course season meets are held in 50-meter facilities, which are frequently outdoors. ISC trains in indoor 25-yard pools and the IU outdoor 50-meter facility. This season runs from April - early August.


FUN-damental

This group is primarily for ages 6-10 years. This is a pre-competitive group designed to introduce the basics of competitve swimming in a fun learning environment. Athletes should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, have a working knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly, while participating in up to three workout sessions per week.

Group Focus: Acquire basic skills of the four competitive strokes, and learn to participate in a group (team) environment. Practices are 50 to 60 minutes in length with 3 offered per week.


White Intermediate

This group is primarily for swimmers ages 8-11 years. This is the beginner level of the two intermediate groups. This level is structured to prepare athletes for particiaption in competition, with continued skill development in all four strokes. Intermediate level athletes should be able to demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards legally of all four strokes.

Group Focus: Daily stroke technique work, the introduction of primary racing skills and situations, an understanding of clock management, and what it means to be a good teammate. Practices are 1.75 to 2.0 hours in length with 4 workouts offered per week.

Required Equipment:
Speedo Deluxe Ventilator Equipment Bag
Speedo Kickboard
Speedo Bullet Head or Jr. Bullet Head Snorkel
Speedo Switchblade Fins
Water Bottle


Red Intermediate

This group is primarily for swimmers ages 9-12 years. This is the more advanced of the two intermediate level groups. This level is constructed to prepare athletes for participation in competition, introduce basic aerobic freestyle and IM-based training, along with a continued emphasis on developing great technical habits.

Group Focus: The continuation of technical development with a further emphasis on racing skills, an introduction to stroke specific training, and the continued development of sportsmanship.

Required Equipment:
Speedo Deluxe Ventilator Equipment Bag
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Kickboard
Speedo Bullet Head or Jr. Bullet Head Snorkel
Speedo Switchblade Fins
Water Bottle


Junior

This group is for advanced age group swimmers ages 11-14. Entrance into this group is only with the head coaches permission. This group represents the highest level of training for age group athletes in ISC. A high level of commitment to year-round participation is also required for this group.      

Group Focus: Continued technical development and refinement of all four strokes. The further development of a freestyle and IM based endurance training program including increased intensity and durations, the continued advancement of racing skills and strategies, and the development of accountability to one's self and the team. Athletes should participate in at least one meet per month during the swim season. Practices are two hours in duration with 6 workouts offered per week.

Required Equipment:
Speedo Deluxe Ventilator Equipment Bag  
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Kickboard
Speedo Power Paddles Plus Paddles (optional)
Speedo Bullet Head or Jr. Bullet Head Snorkel
Speedo Switchblade Fins
Water Bottle

 


Senior

This is the most comprehensive, competitive group that participates in all coach-designated meets and goes to state/regional/national championship level meets at the end of the season. Athletes must be going into 9th grade to be part of this group. There will be up to eight (8) swimming workouts a week offered and athletes are expected to attend all training sessions. Space and time permitting, there will be a dryland component in workouts. Athletes must obtain the Head Coach's permission before entering this group.
 
Goals: the continued development of aerobic base while becoming more stroke specific in event selection and training. Race pace training is taught and used extensively. In-water resistance training (pull buoy, paddles, parachutes, strap) is implemented.   
 
Required Equipment:
Speedo Deluxe Ventilator Equipment Bag  
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Kickboard
Speedo Power Paddles Plus Paddles
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel
Speedo Training Band
Speedo Switchblade Fins
Water Bottle

Please Note:  While ISC does not have a practice attendance requirement, success is reflective of the swimmers' effort and commitment to their training regimen.


POOLS

ISC currently enjoys the use of these local pools:

Bloomington High School North (NORTH) directions

Bloomington High School South (SOUTH) directions

Martinsville High School Pool directions

Counsilman - Billingsley Aquatic Center (CBAC) directions

Indiana University Outdoor Pool (IUOP) directions

Indiana University Royer & Pool 194 (Located in the IU School of Public Health) directions