Age Group I - Blue

This group is for committed and motivated young swimmers and emphasizes serious training in preparation for Elite High Performance levels of swimming. Athletes will be introduced to advanced aerobic training while continuing to reSine their competitive strokes. Race strategy and stroke mechanics are continually discussed and knowledge of training paces is stressed. Nutrition and strength improvements become an increased con-cern. While no requirement for attendance, swimmers should make a commitment to attend 4+ of these or accept that their improvement and performances could be compromised.

Age Group I - Blue Standards

    • 11-14 years old (age can vary and does not guarantee placement; Coaches have final discretion on this)
    • Currently at or nearing Championship qualifying times for respective age group
    • Ability to meet minimum training expectations (10x100 fr @ 1:40 SCM or similar)

Age Group I - Blue Goals

    • Develop mature training/racing habits required to pursue the highest level of age group swimming and prepare for advanced Senior level swimming.
    • Fine-tune technique to develop stroke balance; improve pacing and race strategy in all strokes/events.
    • Race all strokes and their age group’s IMX events regularly during competitions. Emphasis will be on 200s of stroke, 400 IM and the 500 up to the mile.
    • Participate in Team-hosted meets and others around LSC, including qualified Championship meets.
    • Be motivated, committed, and competitive at the Championship level and in pursuit of long-term goals.
    • Take ownership of their swimming by seeking out improvement both in and out of the water.
    • Work on developing/improving leadership skills for both practice, competitions, and away from the pool.
    • Demonstrate healthy eating and sleeping habits while managing commitments.
    • Actively listen and respect coaches and fellow swimmers at all times.


Age Group I - Red

This group is designed to progressively develop athletes as they move from stroke development into more advanced practices. There will be increased time and emphasis on competitive training where race strategy and knowledge of training paces is discussed. Nutrition and strength improvements become an increased concern. With no requirement for attendance, swimmers are encouraged to attend 3+ of these in order to improve.

Age Group I - Red Standards

    • 11-14 years old (age can vary and does not guarantee placement; Coaches have final discretion on this)
    • Previous swim team experience recommended (year-round or summer league)

Age Group I - Red Goals

    • Develop necessary training/racing habits to prepare for Senior swimming and High School.
    • Develop advanced technique and stroke balance; improve pacing and race strategy in all strokes/events.
    • Race all strokes and their age group’s IMR/IMX events during competitions. Prepare to race 200s of stroke, 200/400 IM and the 500 free.
    • Participate in Team-hosted meets and others around LSC.
    • Be motivated, committed, and competitive at the Championship level and in pursuit of long-term goals.
    • Develop ownership of their swimming by seeking out improvement both in and out of the water.
    • Work on developing/improving leadership skills for both practice, competitions, and away from the pool.
    • Demonstrate healthy eating and sleeping habits while managing commitments.
    • Actively listen and respect coaches and fellow swimmers at all times.

 

Age Group I & II Coach: Chris Novak