Firestone Akron Swim Team

470 Castle Blvd | Akron, OH 44313 | P: 330.761.3274

GROUP REQUIREMENTS

Click the Group Name below for each Group's detailed information sheet for Fall/Winter 2019-2020. 

Explorers 1

Explorers are encouraged to explore the competitive strokes while building endurance and learning new skills. Swimmers must be able to complete both a 25 freestyle and backstroke. Practices will be geared towards skills development while exploring what it means to be competitive.

Explorers 2:

E2’s will continue to explore the competitive strokes while building endurance and learning new skills. Practices will be geared towards skill development while exploring what it means to be competitive. Swimmers in this group should be swimming all 4 competitive strokes at various distances.

Learners:

Learner group athletes are focused on learning the aspects of training for competitive development. Practices are geared towards increasing skill, endurance, and learning practice skills such as reading a pace clock. Swimmers in this group are expected to be competing in all 4 strokes.

Green:

Green swimmers continue to focus on stroke technique while working to build endurance. Swimmers in the Green Group are transitioning into more advanced learning while focusing on achieving Lake Erie Age group Champs times. Racing and dryland training will also be developed as well. Understanding how to read the pace clock and calculate practice sendoffs is a must for swimmers in this group. Swimmers are expected to be competing in all 4 strokes, IM, and longer distance freestyle.

Gold:

Gold swimmers focus on building endurance and speed while maintaining a focus on stroke technique. Swimmers in the Gold group are focusing on achieving Lake Erie Age Group Champs cut times. Racing and dryland training will also be developed. Swimmers are expected to know how to read the pace clock and calculate practice sendoffs. Gold group swimmers have made a commitment to swimming, and FAST, and have clearly established goals. Swimmers are expected to help those younger or less experienced understand the FAST team culture. Swimmers are expected to compete in all 4 strokes and IM in all distances on a regular basis.

Black:

Black group swimmers should focus on building endurance and speed while maintaining a focus on stroke technique. Swimmers in the Black Group have achieved Lake Erie Age Group Champs cut times and are focusing on reaching Zones or USA Sectionals cuts. Racing and dryland training will also be developed. Black group swimmers should have a major commitment to swimming and FAST with clearly written, established goals. Swimmers are expected to help those younger or less experienced understand the FAST team culture. Swimmers are expected to compete in all 4 strokes and IM in all distances on a regular basis.

Senior

Senior Group is for our High School & College age athletes and 8th Graders by coach invitation. Senior athletes are expected to attend the required meets listed on their group sheet. 

 

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