Kraken Swimming USA Team

Kraken Swimming is a USA Swimming affiliated team that operates within the Lake Erie Swimming LSC. Our season begins in September and finishes with championships in March each year. The USA team is separated into two groups: Age Group and Seniors. For both groups, there is the option to choose between two practice times. More information on each group and practice times can be found below.

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. They promote the culture of swimming and create opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games.

Lake Erie Swimming is the USA affiliated Local Swimming Committee (LSC) that governs the Northeastern Ohio counties of Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

**Registering after FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2019- Swimmers will not get names put on their caps. 

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Age Group

The Age Group is for any swimmer who is 14 years of age or younger. Prospective athletes must be able to swim one pool length unassisted without making contact with the pool floor or side walls.

The focus of this group is to teach and develop the four competitive strokes of Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle along with proper racing starts and turns. Swimmers will also be taught the rules of the sport, proper practice and meet etiquette, and good sportsmanship. As the swimmers age up and their skills develop, practices will increase in yardage and intensity with a greater focus on training and competition.

Practice Times:

  • Option 1: Monday - Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm + Dryland Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 - 5:15 pm

  • Option 2: Monday - Friday 5:00 - 6:30 pm + Dryland Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Price- $95/ Month 

*Advanced swimmers may be moved into the Senior Group at the coaches’ discretion.*

 

Senior Group

The Senior Group is for any swimmer who is 15 years of age or older. Prospective athletes must be able to swim one pool length unassisted without making contact with the pool floor or side wall.

The focus of this group is to further refine the techniques of the four competitive strokes while also training the athletes to compete at higher levels of performance. The swimmers will be pushed to become top athletes within the LSC and enter into national level competitions.

Practice Times:

  • Option 1: Monday - Friday 3:00 - 5:00 pm & Saturday 6:00 - 8:00 am + Dryland Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:00 pm

  • Option 2: Monday - Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm & Saturday 6:00 - 8:00 am + Dryland Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Price- $100/ month