Foundations 1 (6-12 years old) 2 of 3 practices per week 45-60 min.

Must be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle with rhythmic/rotary breathing-attempt rhythmic

Must be able to swim 25 yards of backstroke.

Must be able to swim in the deep end of the pool comfortably.

 

Foundations 2 (6-12 years old) 2 of 3 practices per week 60-75 min.

Must be able to kick 8 x 25 yards in an acceptable streamline position-on side, front and back with good balance.

Must be able to circle swim.

Must be able to swim 200 yards Freestyle with rhythmic breathing and attempted flip turns.

Must be able to attempt 100-yard IM.

Consistently do legal turns for all strokes. 

Consistently attempts to do a good streamline off the start and every wall

In addition to the skills listed, to be considered for Foundations 2 swimmers must demonstrate a willingness to listen to instruction and take the time to slow down and strive to do the stroke technique correctly

 

Explorers (9-12 years old) 3 of 4  practices per  week 75-90 min.

Must be able to swim 500 yards continuously with flip turns.

Must be able swim 50 yards and kick 100 yards of all four competitive strokes.

Must be able to swim a attempt a 200 yard IM.

Must be able to do 100’s kick @ 2:30.

Consistently streamline and attempt to do underwaters off the start and all walls

Have an IMR Score and preferably an IMX Score

Athletes in this group may or may not have MV Valley Champ Cuts but they strive to reach that level.  Both at practices and at meets, all are expected to have a positive attitude plus a willingness to listen and work hard.  These attributes will help the individual and others in the group get better.

 

Transition Jr (9-12 years old) 5 of 6 per week 90-120 min

Must be able to swim 500 yards Freestyle.

Must be able to attempt a 400 yard IM.

Must be able to swimt 100 yards of each stroke.

Must be able to do 100’s Freestyle @ 1:45

Must be able to do 100’s kick @ 2:00

Consistently streamline and do a minimum of 3-4 underwaters (or breaststroke pullouts) off the start and all walls.

An IMR or IMX Score of 1800

Athletes in this group may or may not have MV Valley Champ Cuts but they strive to reach that level.  Both at practices and at meets, all are expected to have a positive attitude plus a willingness to listen and work hard.  These attributes will help the individual and others in the group get better.

 

Senior Prep

This Group will be brought back in the fall of 2021.

Senior Prep: For swimmers 13 and over.

Group Focus:

  • Newer swimmers who are still working on technique fundamentals
  • Swimmers who want to swim for a few weeks or months to improve their fitness for high school swimming
  • Swimmers who choose not to compete, but want to engage in a healthy, lifelong fitness activity

**Practices are offered 3 times per week at Hickman High School pool and there are no minimum practice attendance requirements. Please note that volunteering at the CSC hosted meets is still required even if swimmers are not competing.