Life Time Metro Swim Team

Our team is a year-round competitive USA Swimming team offering high quality, professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to promote a lifetime of wellness through the sport of swimming in a safe and inclusive environment. 

The LIFETIME METRO SWIM TEAM offers training and practice levels for swimmers of all ages and competitive  levels. We gear our athletes towards a challenging regimen that will develop and enhance their individual ability.                                                                                                                 

Jade 

This group is geared towards the brand new swimmer. Technique is the focus amongst these young swimmers. These swimmers are taught novice swim drills, lap, swimming, practice language, and healthy swimming habits. This group must have basic knowledge of all four strokes (minimal Butterfly) and prepared to listen and learn the basics

Jade practices 45 minutes 2x a week 

Monthly fee:$ 135.00 plus a yearly $35.00 registration fee.

This group does not participate in US Swimming competitions.

A Team Cap and Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers.

Sapphire 

The Sapphire Group provides swimmers ages 5-11  the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in racing to include learning the four competitive strokes, the correct starts, and proper turns in a non competitive environment. 

Sapphire practice 60 minutes 2x per week

Monthly fee $145.00 plus a yearly $35.00 registration fee.

Placement into the Sapphire Group:

*Clean freestyle and backstroke with good body position
*Flip turns for freestyle and backstroke
*Swim breaststroke and butterfly legally
*Underwater pullout
*Underwater push starts
*Correct finishes for each stroke

This group will participate in select US Swimming competitions.

Bronze 

The Bronze Level provides younger swimmers the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in racing to include learning the four competitive strokes, the correct starts, and proper turns.  Knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes is required. Although participation in other sports and activities is normal, swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum 3 practices a week. Good attendance is one of the considerations for promotion.

Placement into the Bronze Level:

*6-11 years of age

*Can swim in deep water

*Can swim 50 yards freestyle demonstrating breathing to the side and good body position

*Can swim 50 years backstroke demonstrating good body position

*Can swim 50 yards butterfly and breaststroke legally .

* $160.00 per month plus Yearly $140.00 registration fee.

Bronze Equipment list

1. Speedo Switchblade Fins

2. Pull Buoys

3. Goggles

4. Mesh Equipment Bag

5. Speedo Contoured Hand Paddles

A Team Cap and Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers.

Silver 

The Silver Level focuses on continued development in stroke technique and efficiency. Aerobic training will be introduced. Swimmers are required to attend at least three practices a week. Regular attendance is necessary to build a foundation for continued improvement and keeping up with the rest of the level as they advance.

Placement into the Silver Level:

*9-12 years of age

*Has demonstrated legal technique in all four strokes..

*Has strong attendance record (4 - 5 days a week)

*Has demonstrated on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at a higher level.

*Has coaches recommendations

*8 & Under swimmers can be promoted to Silver if they have a strong attendance record (4 days a week), have demonstrated on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at higher level and have shown the maturity to work with older swimmers.

* $185.00 per month plus Yearly $140.00 registration fee.

Silver Equipment List:

1. Speedo Switchblade Fins

2. Speedo Pull Buoy JR.

3. Goggles

4. Mesh Equipment Bag

5. Speedo Contoured Hand Paddles

6. Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

7. Finis bands

A Team Cap and Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers. 

Gold

The Gold Level continues to refine stroke technique and efficiency. The staples of the workout include longer freestyle and IM sets to enforce a strong foundation in aerobic training. Strong workout habits are taught and swimmers are expected to attend a minimum 5 workouts a week.

Placement into the Gold Level:

*10 years of age or older.

*Has a demonstrated on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at a higher level.

*Has Coaches’ recommendations

*10 year olds can move if they have strong attendance (4 - 5 days a week), have demonstrated on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at a higher level and have shown maturity to work with older swimmers.

* $210.00 per month plus Yearly $140.00 registration fee.

Gold Equipment list

1. Speedo Switchblade Fins

2. Speedo Pull Buoy JR.

3. Goggles

4. Mesh Equipment Bag

5. Speedo Contoured Hand Paddles

6. Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

7. Finis bands

A Team Cap and a Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers.

Platinum

The Platinum Level is for experienced swimmers that will continue to develop their stroke technique, but their focus on high level competition will demand more stamina training.  Practices will have extended main sets that require a strong aerobic base.  Competition seasons are structured upon attendance at high level meets such as Junior Olympics and Sectionals. Swimmers are expected to attend all practice and must maintain an attendance of 90% or higher to participate in this group.

Placement into the Platinum Level:

*12 years of age or older.

*Has a demonstrated on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at a higher level.

*Has Coaches’ recommendations

Maintain an attendance rate of 90% or above.

* $225.00 per month plus Yearly $140.00 registration fee.

Platinum Equipment list

1. Speedo Switchblade Fins

2. Speedo Pull Buoy JR.

3. Goggles

4. Mesh Equipment Bag

5. Speedo Contoured Hand Paddles

6. Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

7. Finis bands

A Team Cap and a Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers.

Senior

The Senior Level provides a rigorous regimen inclusive of continued efficient stroke technique for swimmers who have made a strong commitment to the sport of swimming. Members in this level are focused on advanced competition with strong qualifying standards such JO's and Sr. Champ qualifying times and above. Seven - nine workouts per week are offered and swimmers are expected to attend seven.

Placement in the Senior Level:

*13 years of age or older.

*Demonstrates on a daily basis the desire and ability to perform at a higher level.

*Coaches’ recommendations.

*12 year olds must  have shown the maturity to work with older swimmers.

* $235.00 per month plus Yearly $140.00 registration fee.

Senior Equipment List:

1. Speedo Switch Blade Fins

2. Speedo Pull Buoy JR.

3. Goggles

4. Mesh Equipment Bag

5. Speedo Contoured Hand Paddles

6. Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

7. Finis bands

A Team Cap and Team T-shirt will be provided to all swimmers.