Senior Group (Senior 1, Senior 2, High Performance) 

The emphasis of the Senior group will be on competing in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns, underwater kicking, increasing aerobic & anaerobic capacity through increased kicking and swimming volume and intensity. Swimmers will develop individual goals and contribute towards the goals and objective of the team, develop individual race strategies, learn and practice leadership skills, learn proper nutrition for high performance, and improve mental preparation. Ability group assignments are at the coach’s discretion. Swimmers may not change or practice with more advanced ability groups without prior coach approval

Typical Practice Schedule:  After school Monday-Friday (1.5-2 hours) and Saturday am (2.5-3 hours). Before school workouts offered for swimmers in Senior 2 and High Performance groups.

2020 Fall-Winter Practice Schedule

Mon, Fri am: 545-700 (swim)

Tues, Thurs am: 545-700 (weights)

Sat am: 700-800 (weights)  800-930 (swim)

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs pm: 330-530 (swim)

Fri pm: 330-445 (swim)

 

Senior 1

The emphasis of this group is on the physical and technical skills to help the athlete develop and progress through the senior program. Athletes in this group continue to evolve from learning to swim to learning to train. We do expect a wide range of physical, mental, and motivational levels in this group and will coach according to the needs of each individual. Practice goals will be geared towards individual ability
and achieving USA National “AA”, “A” and “BB” time standards.

Senior 2

This group is expected to be a cohesive training group that works together to assist the dedicated and motivated swimmers to reach their individual goals and begin to expand those goals. The emphasis of this group is on the development of the physical, technical, and mental skills to help the athlete progress to the highest level of the senior program. Training will include a specifically designed athletic development dryland program.

Practice goals are geared toward achieving IN Swimming Senior State time standards, USA Sectional times, and beyond. Swimmers will exhibit leadership skills in and out of the pool and represent Donner Swim Club to the best of their ability. Swimmers will challenge themselves in practice and need to demonstrate an ability to balance activities and school with swimming.

High Performance

This group is a cohesive training group that works together to assist the most dedicated and motivated swimmers to reach their individualgoals and compete on the National level. The emphasis of this group on increased aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, skill development, and the physical, mental, and emotional preparation required for National level competition. Training will include a specifically designed athletic development dryland program.

Practice goals are geared toward achieving USA Junior National times and beyond. Athletes will have clearly defined goals, high aspirations, good time management skills and a willingness to pursue their dreams and goals. 

For more specific details regarding the Senior group, please see the Donner Swim Club Group Descriptions and Criteria