Practice Groups

ANNAPOLIS SWIM CLUB

2021-2022 Season Training Groups

 

Senior Division (Athletes primarily ages 14 & Older)

Senior Gold- Senior Gold swimmers are dedicated to swimming as their primary activity. This group is
primarily training based with continued skill development as well. Athletes in Senior Gold will expand
their training limitations with exposure to longer aerobic sets, test sets, strength and power work, and
more focus on specialization in their primary events, while continuing to work off an IM based training
program. Emphasis in Senior Gold is on preparation to compete at a high level across regional and
national level competition. Swimmers in Senior Gold are expected to be mature leaders of the team, and
are working to prepare for college swimming by way of being outstanding student-athletes and
responsible teenagers.

Senior Gold offers 8 practices per week with an expected monthly attendance of 90% or higher. Dryland
will be offered seasonally with a more specific schedule TBA.

Senior Gold competition is on a once every 4-6 week period with emphasis on performance at State
Championships, Sectionals and Futures Championships, as well as National level meets.


Senior Performance- Senior Performance swimmers are dedicated to swimming as one of their primary
activities. This group is a mixture of training based workouts, as well skill development across all four
strokes, starts, and turns. Emphasis in Senior Performance is on preparation to compete at the regional
level, including State and Junior State Championships, as well as on the high school stage. Swimmers in
Senior Performance are expected to be mature leaders of the team, and are setting their sites on swimming
in college after graduation.

Senior Performance offers 5 practices per week with an expected monthly attendance of 70% or higher.

Senior Performance competition is on a once every 4-6 week period with emphasis on performance at
State Championships and Junior State Championships.


Senior- Senior swimmers are dedicated to swimming, but may participate in other activities and sports.
Emphasis in the Senior group is on continued skill development across all four strokes, starts, and turns,
and training to perform well at the high school and regional level. Swimmers in Senior are gaining
training and racing experience, and have goals of attempting longer and more challenging events in swim
meets. Swimmers in Senior are expected to be mature leaders of the team.

Senior offers 4 practices per week.

Senior competition is on a once every 4-6 week period with emphasis on performance at Junior State
Championships and other regional meets, as well as making new USA Swimming Motivational Time
Standards.


Age Group Division (Athletes primarily ages 11-14)


Age Group 1- AG 1 Swimmers are dedicated to swimming as one of their primary activities. Emphasis in
this group is a mixture of training as well as skill development across all four strokes, starts, and turns.
AG 1 provides an increase in challenges from our Developmental training groups, and the importance of
consistency and dedication is instilled in this group. AG 1 Swimmers will expand their training
limitations through incorporation of longer aerobic sets, test sets, and more attention to race strategy.
Preparation in AG 1 is mostly geared for high level performance at State and Junior State Championships,
as well as increasing roundedness in longer and more challenging races throughout the season.

Age Group 1 offers 6 practices per week with an expected monthly attendance of 80% or higher.

Age Group 1 competition is on a once every 4 week period with emphasis on performance at State
Championships and Junior State Championships, as well as working for qualification for Sectionals and
Futures Championship meets.

Age Group 2- AG 2 Swimmers are dedicated swimmers who are continuing to develop skills across all
four strokes, starts, and turns, and increase their training capabilities in practice. AG 2 provides an
increase in challenges from our Developmental training groups. Preparation in AG 2 is mostly geared for
competing in State and Junior State Championships, as well as increasing roundedness in longer and more
challenging races throughout the season.

Age Group 2 offers 4-5 practices per week (schedule permitting).

Age Group 2 competition is on a once every 4 week period with emphasis on performance at all regional
level meets and working towards reaching qualifying times for State and Junior State Championships, as
well as new USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards.

 

Developmental Division (Athletes primarily ages 8-11 placed in ‘D Groups’ and ages 6-9
in Novice)


Development 1- Development 1 Swimmers are dedicated to swimming as one of their primary activities.
Emphasis in this group is a mixture of an introduction to training and the importance of working hard, as
well as skill development across all four strokes, starts, and turns. Development 1 provides an increase in
challenges from our Novice and Development 2 groups, and the importance of consistency and dedication
is instilled in this group. Development 1 Swimmers will expand their knowledge of all skills related to
swimming, and will learn more about the importance of hard work and readiness to swim fast in bigger
meets. Preparation in Development 1 is mostly geared for high level performance at State and Junior State
Championships, as well as increasing roundedness in longer and more challenging races throughout the
season.

Development 1 offers 5 practices per week with an expected monthly attendance of 80% or higher.

Development 1 competition is on a once every 4 week period with emphasis on performance at State
Championships and Junior State Championships, as well as working toward attaining new USA
Swimming Motivational Time Standards
.

Development 2- Development 2 Swimmers are becoming more familiar to year-round swimming, and are
continuing to develop skills across all four strokes, starts, and turns. Development 2 provides an increase
in challenges from our Novice group, and lays out an introduction to training sets and making the
connection to hard work and success. Development 2 aims to continue increasing the love of racing for
swimmers, while also introducing longer and more challenging races in meets throughout the season.
Preparation in Development 2 is geared for all regional meets, and posting legal times in as many events
as possible throughout the season.

Development 2 offers 3 practices per week.

Development 2 competition is on a once every 4 week period with emphasis on swimming as many new
events possible throughout the year, while also working toward attaining new USA Swimming
Motivational Time Standards.


Novice 1- Novice Swimmers make up our youngest and most eager to learn ASC Swimmers! The
premise of Novice is learning and legally mastering all four strokes, starts, and turns. Our coaching staff
also works to bring a comfort and love for racing in the Novice group, while also increasing challenges
from summer league teams and stroke clinics with more yardage per session, and the introduction of
training. Swimmers in Novice are competing in their first year-round swim meets, facing fears, and
becoming proficient across all strokes and IM events in competition.

Novice 1 offers 3 practices per week.

Novice competition is typically once every 6-8 weeks with emphasis on skill mastery, increased comfort
levels in racing, and finding the joy for competitive swimming!