Bronze

Lead Group Coach: Alan Duski

Mission

The mission of the SST Bronze training group is to introduce our young swimmers to the exciting world of competitive swimming. Swimmers will experience a positive and enjoyable environment where they will continue to enhance their skills, including but not limited to; body alignment, head position, and kicking. The SST Bronze group aims to build, in its members, a long lasting interest in the sport of competitive swimming. 

In this group, swimmers will develop a strong technical base which will increase water safety and a likelihood for future success in the sport. Additionally, swimmers will be introduced to competition, training environment and meet behavior

Goals

  • Introduce Novice swimmers to a competitive environment; meet behavior, line-up reading and racing

  • Have fun everyday at the pool!

  • Swim legal 100 Individual Medley

  • Develop proper foundational mechanics in all four strokes as well as starts, turns and underwater phases

Target Meets

  • SST Fall Classic

  • Various competitions as chosen by the Lead Group Coach

  • Spring Championship Meet comensurate with swimmer's ability. 

Expectations

  • Swimmers are strongly urged to attend a minimum of 75% of offered training sessions.  Those who attend more are likely to develop more quickly.

  • Arrive on time and prepared for all training sessions including team advocated training equipment.

  • Bring a positive attitude and open mind to all training sessions.

  • Swim in scheduled competitions as designated by the swim team staff.

Advancement Criteria

In order to advance to the Bronze group athletes must demonstrate the ability and desire to:

  • There is no attendance requirement for this group. Swimmers must be able to listen and follow directions.

  • Complete a proper streamline, on their stomach, until their hands are under the Backstroke Flags

  • Can complete:

    • Legal 50 yard Freestyle

    • Legal 50 yard Backstroke

    • Legal 25 yard Breaststroke

    • Legal 25 yard Butterfly

PLEASE NOTE: The above listing should only serve as a rough criterion for selection to this group. Placement in this group is at the discretion of the Lead Group Coach and the Head Coach.