Practice Groups

Minis: Swimmers in Minis will be introduced to competitive swimming with a strong emphasis on the proper technique of all 4 strokes as well as starts, flip turns, and kicking. Swimmers will also learn proper practice and meet etiquette. Swimmers should enter the group with the ability to swim 25 yards of both backstroke and freestyle. They should also demonstrate an ability to focus and listen well in a group setting.

45 min practices per week 2-3x per week

                  Age Requirement: 6-8 years old

                  Attendance Requirement: None

                  Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy

                  Meet Participation: Every 4-6 weeks

 

Novice: Swimmers in Novice will focus on improving stroke technique, body position, and kick in all 4 strokes. Solid practice habits will be taught and reinforced, including using the pace clock during practice. They will be introduced to basic training sets. Swimmers should enter the group able to legally swim all 4 strokes and should be comfortable doing 50 yard repeats during practice.

1 hour practices 3x per week

                  Age Requirement: 8-10 years old

                  Attendance Requirement: Average 75% per month

                  Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy

                  Meet Participation: Every 4-6 weeks

                 

Juniors: Swimmers in Juniors will be working toward improving their stroke technique and racing skills and increasing endurance levels. Swimmers should enter the group able to legally complete 100 yards of all 4 strokes and should be working toward competing in 200’s of all of the strokes and the 500 Free.

1-1.5 hour practices 5x per week

                  Age Requirement: 10-12 years old

                  Attendance Requirement: Average 75% per month

                  Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy

                  Meet Participation: Every 4-6 weeks

 

Seniors: Swimmers in Seniors continue to develop strong stroke technique while training and competing at a higher level. Senior swimmers are expected to have a positive attitude, great work ethic, and be role models to other swimmers on the team.

2 hour practices 5-6x  per week

                  Age Requirement: 13 years old & older

                  Attendance Requirement: Average 80% per month

                  Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Snorkel, Paddles

                  Meet Participation: Every 4-6 weeks