NHCP TUNAS TRAINING TEAMS

The NHCP Tunas offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal to offer a blend of age and skill specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. One of the goals coaches have is to create a strong peer taining group that will help motivate and create a sense of team and commitment among the swimmers. Each training level has a max number of swimmers in order to keep the coach/swimmer ratio effective. It is not the group your swimmer is in that makes the difference, it is the work that they do with in the group. When a training group is full then there are no move ups into this group. This will create a stronger team over all as the expectations start to rise with in all the groups. Rarely do we do mid season move ups. 

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Tuna Training Team

Our Tuna Team is intended for the swimmer new to competitive swimming. Our Tunas are divided into Tiny Tunas (newest member) and Super Tunas ( Tiny Tunas part II). We are working on all the basics. The rules of swimming, beginning technique, stroke development and confidence in the water. Once the training team is full there will be a waiting list. 

Fish Training Team

The Fish Training Group consists of the club’s advanced beginner level age group swimmers. This group is 70% instructional and 30% conditioning. The main focus of this group is general skill and technique development. Swimmers will learn the importance of correct body and head position, a consistent kick for all strokes, the importance of streamlining, basic drills for each stroke as well as the basics of starts and turns. Coaches will instruct proper workout habits and behavior along with lane etiquette.

In order to move up to the Bronze training team a swimmer must be legal in 3 strokes, T-10 results of 450 and be able to successfully swim 10 x 50 on 1:15 holding :60. They must also demonstrate a positive attitude and a desire to move up. This desire needs t be backed with hard work. Swimmers not able to maintain the minimum standards of the Bronze group will be invited back to the Fish training level.

Bronze Training Team

The Bronze Training Group consists of the club’s intermediate level age group swimmers. This group is approx. 60% instructional and 40% conditioning. The main focus of this group is general skill and technique development. Swimmers will learn the importance of correct body and head position, a strong consistent kick for all strokes, the importance of streamlining, basic drills for each stroke as well as improved turns and starts. Coaches will instruct proper workout habits and behavior, lane etiquette and clock reading.

To promote to the silver training team a swimmer must have a T-30 results of 1450, successfully complete 10x100 on 2:00 holding 1:40-1:50 and 6 x 100 IM on 2:15. Swimmers must be legal in all 4 strokes and turns and able to dive off the blocks. A positive attitude and desire to move up backed with hard work is required. Swimmers only working hard for test sets and not during regular practies will demonstrate to the coaches that this swimmer is not to work hard on a consisitent basis. Swimmers not able to maintain the minimum standards of the silver group will be invited back to the bronze level. Bronze swimmers must exhibit level of self-motivation and resprect for fellow swimmers and coaches.

Silver Training Team

The Silver Training Group consists of the club’s more advanced age group swimmers. This group is 40% instructional and 60% conditioning. The main focus of this group is increased skill and technique development. Swimmers will focus on proper stroke mechanics in all four strokes as well as starts and turns. Swimmers will begin to understand the importance of correct body and head position, a strong consistent kick for all strokes, streamlining and more advanced drills for each stroke. Coaches will instruct proper workout habits and behavior, clock reading and lane etiquette. Beginning dryland exercises may be introduced to promote core strength and athleticism.

Gold Training Team

The Gold Training Group consists of the club’s most advanced and accomplished age group swimmers. This group is 30% instructional and 70% conditioning. Swimmers in this group strive to advance to the senior program and to achieve time standards that will allow them to compete at a regional level within USA Swimming. All previous technical instruction will be continued and advanced with an increased emphasis on more challenging aerobic and anaerobic training. A dryland conditioning program is a part of practice to promote core strength and athleticism.

 

Pre-Senior Training Team

The Pre-Senior Training Group consists of the club’s senior swimmers. This group is 20% instructional and 80% conditioning. Swimmers in this group are active in their school, community, and other sports and do not wish to commit to a regimented training schedule. Skill development will continue to be refined with an increased emphasis on aerobic and anaerobic training. Swimmers must be able to achieve and maintain minimum requirements to stay on this training team. Failure to meet those requirements will result in the swimmer immediately returning to the proceeding training team with out any financial adjustment. The re-qualifying period is at the end of the season. Promoting back to this level is dependent on test set results and space. 

Senior 1 Training Team

The Senior 1 Training Group consists of the club’s senior swimmers. This group is 10% instructional and 90% conditioning. Swimmers in this group strive to advance to the Senior Training Group and to achieve time standards that will allow them to compete at a regional and national level within USA Swimming. Skill development will continue to be refined with an increased emphasis on more challenging aerobic and anaerobic training. A dry land conditioning program is a part of practice.

Swimmers must be able to achieve and maintain minimum requirements to stay on this training team. Failure to meet those requirements will result in the swimmer immediately returning to the proceeding training team with out any financial adjustment. The re-qualifying period is at the end of the season. Promoting back to this level is dependent on test set results and space. 

Senior 2 Training Team

The Senior 2 Training Group consists of the club’s elite senior swimmers. This group is 10% instructional and 90% conditioning. Swimmers in this group strive to achieve time standards that will allow them to compete at a regional and national level within USA Swimming. Skill development will continue to be refined with an increased emphasis on challenging aerobic and anaerobic training. A demanding dry land conditioning program is an integral part of practice.

Swimmers must be able to achieve and maintain minimum requirements to stay on this training team. Failure to meet those requirements will result in the swimmer immediately returning to the proceeding training team with out any financial adjustment. The re-qualifying period is at the end of the season. Promoting back to this level is dependent on test set results and space.