New England Swimming
Level 1

SENIOR 1 (15-18)

Group’s focus:

Motivated and enthusiastic High School swimmers, geared towards a focus on process, volume of training, great attitude and positive practice habits. Good attendance and meet participation is expected. Dryland, strength, yoga, nutrition and stretching are taught and illustrated in depth to build intrinsic motivation towards their individual process. This group is discounted, and does not pay the entire month of January, when they are away at High School season.

Championship Meet Goals:

Central/Western MA Champs (MIAA)

Nationals/Junior National Championships

Future Championships

Sectional Championships

Senior Championships

Silvers Championships

Practice length:

2.5 hours (2 hours of swim + ½ hour of dryland, stretching, yoga or “story time”.

Attendance Requirements:

4-6 days per week

Age Range

15-18

Pool Location/Time:

Central High School – 1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield MA

Monday-Friday = 4:00-6:30PM

Saturday = 7-9:30AM

 

SENIOR 2 (13-14)

Group’s focus:

Swimmers developing the “practice phase” of training, geared towards a focus on process and building consistent practice habits. Attendance and meet participation is expected to improve. Dryland, strength, yoga, nutrition and stretching are taught and illustrated in depth to build intrinsic motivation towards their individual process. We need to stress the importance of balance at this age as these athletes are focused on making the transition to HS Swimming or our Sectional Team track.

Championship Meet Goals:

Future Championships

Sectional Championships

Senior Championships

13-14 Age Group Championships

Silvers Championships

Practice length:

2.5 hours (2 hours of swim + ½ hour of dryland, stretching, yoga or “story time”.

Attendance Requirements:

4-6 days per week

Age Range

13-14

Pool Location/Time:

Central High School – 1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield MA

Monday-Friday = 4:00-6:30PM

Saturday = 7-9:30AM

 

JUNIOR 1 (11-12)

Group’s focus:

This group is geared towards technique, elite details, increasing yardage and understanding the value of racing volume when in season. We encourage these athletes to learn skills that will help them outside the pool: researching, watching swimming, learning basic nutrition, understanding their body’s coordination and developing strength through control of their own body weight. We emphasize developing interest for the fun of the sport. Our Junior 1 and 2 groups are where we build our idea of the “swamily”. Life lessons in this group are #1!

Championship Meet Goals:

Age Group Zone Championships

11-12 Age Group Championships

Silvers Championships

Regional Championships

Practice length:

2 hours (1.5 hours of swim + ½ hour of dryland, stretching, yoga or “story time”.)

Attendance Requirements:

4-6 days per week

Age Range

13-14

Pool Location/Time:

Central High School – 1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield MA

Monday-Friday = 4:00-6:00PM

Saturday = 7:00-9:00AM

 

JUNIOR 2 (10 & Under)

Group’s focus:

This group is geared towards fundamentals of swimming for fun, technique understanding and stroke details. We want to develop a love for this sport through teamwork, fun, competition, and hard work. With this age group, we teach the idea of taking “extrinsic” motivation and shifting it to “intrinsic”. Medals may motivate at this age but eventually we build the love for process and improvement! We approach the philosophy of this group with care, thoughtfulness and understanding. This is the age where we build our athketes foundation, not just in the trust of swimming’s process, but in the trust of the people leading them!

This group does not practice on Saturday.

Championship Meet Goals:

Age Group Zone Championships

10& Under Age Group Championships

Silvers Championships

Regional Championships

Practice length:

1.5-2 hours (1-1.5 hours of swim + ½ hour of dryland, stretching, yoga or “story time”.) Depends on age and experience level.

Attendance Requirements:

4-5 days per week

Age Range

10&Under

Pool Location/Time:

Western New England University -1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield MA

Monday-Friday = 6:30-8:30 or 6:30-8:00

Saturday = Meets only / no practice

 

 

 

Multi-Activity/HS/Middle School PREP (11&Up)

Group’s focus:

This is a new group created to address our multi-activity athletes. This is a group with slightly less commitment requirements and a prorated price designed to help families stay involved with PVAA as well as enjoy other activities, sports, hobbies, or work schedule. This group is intended for 11&Up swimmers. You must be approved to use this practice group. Please contact me or select this group during registration and I will approve or deny based on the individual situation.

This group does not practice on Saturday.

Championship Meet Goals:

MIAA Sectional Championships/States

Age Group Championships

Silvers Championships

Regional Championships

Practice length:

1.5 (1.25 hours of swim + 15 min of dryland, stretching or “story time”.) Depends on age and experience level.

Attendance Requirements:

4-5 days per week

Age Range

11&Up

Pool Location/Time:

Western New England University -1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield MA

Monday-Friday = 6:30-8:00

Saturday = Meets only / no practice