2022-23 CHINQUAPIN PRACTICE SCHEDULE
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COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS
SENIOR GOLD Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

SG
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5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

6:00-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

 

3:30-5:00 p.m.

@ St. James

3:30-5:00 p.m.

@ St. James

Program Description

  • Age 13-18
  • 11-month, high intensity aerobic training program designed to prepare swimmers to qualify for and compete in regional and national level competitions. 
  • Swimmers are expected to train 6 practices a week.  (Minimum of 5 required).
  • Dry land training expected 3 x per week.  Plans are available upon request and encouraged.
  • Participation in swim meets is required.
  • Regular competition expected.
  • Registration for this group requires coach approval.

 Eligibility Requirements

Swimmer must be able to complete the following base level training sets for acceptance into the specified practice group. Base Ability Level is the primary consideration when accepting and placing swimmers into practice groups.

BASE ABILITY LEVEL TEST SETS

  • 12 x 100 Free on 1:15 for Girls and on 1:10 for Boys
  • 3 x 400 IM on 6:00
  • 8 x 100 Kick on 1:45 

And one of the following:

  • 8 x 100 Back on 1:30
  • 8 x 100 Breast on 1:40
  • 6 x 100 Fly on 1:30

 

SENIOR PREP GOLD Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

SPG
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5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

6:00-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

 

NOTE:  During High School swim season, (mid-Nov. thru mid-Feb.) all afternoon swimmers are required to use Wednesday, Friday and Saturday as 3 of their 4-5 day weekly schedule. A max. of 8 swimmers is permitted on M-T-Th during this time and the Coach will facilitate the assignment of swimmers to specific days during this time.  Mornings may be used as well.

Program Description

  • (Ages 11- 14).  11-month program.
  • YOU choose any 4 or 5 practices per week.   (Choose all mornings or all afternoons). Chart will indicate when specific days are FULL.  
  • 11-12 yr. old swimmers must have at least two Age Group Champs times to be eligible.
  • Requires strong understanding of stroke mechanics.
  • Requires physical and mental readiness for more intense aerobic conditioning.
  • Regular competition expected.
  • Dry land training expected 3 x per week.  Plans are available upon request and encouraged.
  • Registration for this group requires coach approval.

Eligibility Requirements

Swimmer must be able to complete the following base level training sets for acceptance into the specified practice group. Base Ability Level is the primary consideration when accepting and placing swimmers into practice groups. In addition, swimmers need to have swum 200/500 free, 200 IM, 200 back and 200 breast in a swim meet.

BASE ABILITY TEST SETS

  • 10 X 100 Free on 1:30
  • 4 X 200 I.M. on 3:30
  • 6 x 100 Kick on 2:10

And one of the following:

  • 6 x 100 Back on 1:45
  • 6 x 100 Breast on 2:00
  • 6 x 100 Fly on 2:00

 

SENIOR SILVER

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

SS
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5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

6:00-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

4:30-6:00 p.m.

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Program Description

  • For swimmers age 13-18 who are unable to comitt to the Senior Gold or Senior Prep Gold minimum training or competition expectations but who want to train at a higher level.
  • Must meet the Senior Prep Gold base ability test standards. ( See above)
  • Choose 3 or 4 practices per week 9-month options. Chart will indicate when specific days are FULL.
  • 4 practice per week 11-month option 
  • Morning only program.
  • Regular competition encouraged.
  • Dry land training encouraged 3 x per week.  Plans are available upon request and encouraged.
  • Additional practices per week may be availbale if interested.  Contact Team Manager
  • Goal of program is to maintain a high level of conditioning and technique work with the potential to transition to the Senior Gold program if/when ready.
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin afternoon M & W SS program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)

 

AGE GROUP 
AEROBIC DEVELOPMENT
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AGAD
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5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

5:00-6:30 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

5:00-6:30 a.m.

6:30-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

4:30-6:00 p.m.

4:30-6:00 p.m. 4:30-6:00 p.m. 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Program Description

  • Ages 9-12
  • 11 -month program.
  • Choose 3 or 4 X per week.  
  • Aerobic training program that places an emphasis on conditioning, stroke technique and racing skills. 
  • Focus on developing proficiency in all four strokes and local age group competition preparation. 
  • Swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in monthly competitions.
  • Goal is to prepare swimmers for advancement to higher level Sen-Prep programs. 
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin afternoon AGAD program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)

Eligibility Requirement

Swimmer must be able to complete the following base level training sets for acceptance into the specified practice group. Base Ability Level is the primary consideration when accepting and placing swimmers into practice groups.

BASE ABILITY LEVEL TEST SET

  • 10 x 50 free on 1:00
  • 4 x 100 IM on 2:20
  • 6 x 50 Kick on 1:20

And two or more of the following

  • 6 x 50 Back on 1:05
  • 6 x 50 Breast on 1:10
  • 4 x 50 Fly on 1:10

 

AGE GROUP
STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AGSD
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6:00-7:00 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

7:00-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

Program Description

  • Ages 7-11 
  • Choose 2-3 or 4 X practices per week. 
  • 9 or 11-month Mild intensity training program.
  • Continued emphasis on developing sound training habits with PRIMARY FOCUS ON STROKE MECHANICS for all 4 strokes, starts and turns.  "I.M. STRONG"
  • Basic aerobic swimming is introduced at this level.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to participate in approximately one meet per month.
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin AGSD program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)

Eligibility Requirement

Swimmer must be able to complete the following base level training sets for acceptance into the specified practice group. Base Ability Level is the primary consideration when accepting and placing swimmers into practice groups.

BASE ABILITY LEVEL TEST SET

  • 6 x 50 Free on 1:30
  • 1 x 100 IM without stopping and reasonable understanding and performance of all 4 strokes.
  • Demonstrate ability to do forward start from starting blocks.

 

Mighty Marlins Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
MM
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4:30-5:15 p.m.

 

4:30-5:15 p.m.

   

5:15-6:00 p.m.

5:15-6:00 p.m.

Program Description

  • Ages 5-8
  • 9 month program.
  • Choose 2 practices per week.  A minimum of 2 per week is recommended for swimmers who plan to compete. A third day option may be available at another Marlins location. Contact The Team Manager for more info. 
  • 75% focus on technique development and instruction. 25% conditioning and physical/mental preparation for advancement to the AGSD level.
  • Mighty Marlins groups are kept small (8 - 10 max. per lane) with one certified coach/instructor and one Potomac Marlins Senior level (15 & Over) swimmer assistant per group for lager groups.
  • MM groups are arranged into similar ability levels when necessary ranging from novice level with minimal or no competitive experience through more advanced swimmers with 1-2 seasons of competitive experience.
  • Swim meet participation is NOT required, however, it is encouraged.
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin Mighty Marlins program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)

BASE ABILITY LEVEL TEST SET

  • 1 X 50 Free & 1 X 50 Back without stopping.
  • Ability to do a forward start from the blocks.
    • Understanding and performance of symmetrical Breaststroke and Butterfly kicking motion. Does not have to be 100% legal.

 

CONDITIONING PROGRAMS
SILVER CONDITIONING Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
SC(90)
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5:00-6:30 a.m. 5:00-6:30 a.m. 5:00-6:30 a.m. 5:00-6:30 a.m. 5:00-6:30 a.m.

6:30-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

 

Program Description

  • Ages 11-15.  
  • 9 - month program. 
  • Choose 2 or 3 practices per week  Chart will indicate when specific days are FULL. 
  • 90 min. practices.
  • Swimmers are eligible AND gently encouraged to participate in swim meets during the season.
  • Mild intensity training program with continued emphasis on developing sound training habits.  Primary focus on stroke mechanics for all 4 strokes, starts and turns. Basic aerobic swimming is continued at this level.
  • For 13-18 yr. old swimmers who have NOT met the Senior Gold, Senior Silver, Sen-Prep GOLD expectations or 11-12 year olds who have not met the AGAD expectations and who are not primarily interested in competition.
  • Silver Conditioning swimmers must, however, meet the AGAD eligibility requirements. (See AGAD above)
  • Goal of program is to improve conditioning and stroke technique and to transition swimmers to higher level programs if/when ready.
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin SC(90) program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)

 

SILVER CONDITIONING Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
SC(60)
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  7:00-8:00 p.m.   7:00-8:00 p.m.  

7:00-8:00 a.m.

(@ Lee District)

 

Program Description

  • Ages 11-15.  
  • 9 - month program. 
  • YOU choose any 2 or 3 practices per week. Chart will indicate when specific days are FULL.    
  • 60 min. practices.
  • Swimmers are eligible AND gently encouraged to participate in swim meets during the season.
  • Mild intensity training program with continued emphasis on developing sound training habits.  Primary focus on stroke mechanics for all 4 strokes, starts and turns. Basic aerobic swimming is continued at this level.
  • For 13-18 yr. old swimmers who have NOT met the Senior Gold, Senior Silver, Sen-Prep GOLD expectations or 11-12 year olds who have not met the AGAD expectations and who are not primarily interested in competition.
  • Silver Conditioning swimmers must, however, meet the AGAD eligibility requirements. (See AGAD above)
  • Goal of program is to improve conditioning and stroke technique and to transition swimmers to higher level programs if/when ready.
     
  • NOTE: The Chinquapin SC(60) program will shift 45 min. later during High School swim season. (early Nov. thru early Feb.)