Competitive Swim

All Competitive Swimmers must obtain a current "USA" Registration.

The fee for each competitive swimmer is $80. This is an annual registration that ends December 31st, and includes unlimited competitions.

USS Registrations after September 1st will be covered for the remainder of the year and the following year for $80 (Seasonal Registration rate of $50 for the months of June to September).

 

Group

Description

Schedule

Fee

Fish l-ll-lll
 
Swimmers who can swim 25 yards of both Free Style and Back Stroke.  This level is to expose
young swimmers to a structured athletic program.  We are interested in developing stroke skills.
At this level practicing, the stroke correctly is more important than speed. Becoming Fast can be FUN!!
This group meets 3 days a week for one hour each day. There is a Fish 5 group  that practices 5 days
a week for 1 hour. Talk to the coach to see if  your swimmer is ready for this group if you are interested.
 
  • Correct stroke technique is more important than speed
  • 80% is Technique 20% conditioning
  • Becoming fast can be fun !
  • Practice distances are 25’s, 50’s Max 100’s
  • Majority of practice are not sets
  • Swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in ‘Fun Meets’ and County ‘BC’ meets

Fish l: M-W-F @5:00-6:00 or @6:00-7:00.

Fish ll: T-TH @5:00- 6:30 or @5:30-7:00.

Fish lll: M,T,W,Th,F @5:00-7:00

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Barracudas
 
Swimmers who have developed 'basic skills' in all four strokes and shows the willingness to progress more.
  • 50% stroke work 50% conditioning
  • Sets 50’s to 200’s
  • {If stroke is wrong distance is too long}
  • Begin goal setting
  • We refine technique to let the swimmer see if they want to go to the next level
Swimming is fun but sometimes its work
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10A.M.)  
Sharks
 
This is the first group where training and conditioning make up the majority of the training session.
Swimmers are expected to make the most of the practices. Saturday practices are added.
Technique is required and refined.
  • Swimmers are expected to be working to and achieving JO times.

M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)

 
Serpent
 
For 11 & 12 who have their JO times and 10 & under with AA times. This group is for swimmers who
want to race and are pushing themselves to the next level
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)  
Dolphins
 
This group is more focused on maintenance than on development. Good for swimmers who swam in high
school and are out-of-season swimmers. Not looking to work as hard as the advanced groups but not wanting
to lose what they have gained. For High School age swimmers who have the skill but do not have the time or
interest ’yet’ for the harder training of the higher groups For younger swimmers who have the skill but do not
have the time or interest yet for the harder training of the higher groups
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)  
Neptunes
 
This group has demonstrated an ability to swim the strokes correctly and has a desire to go further.
This group is where we are beginning to expose swimmers to harder work.........
Just Showing up is not enough. You must be willing to work.
 
This group in the North Miami Swim Team program is designed for more advanced swimmers who have
developed basic swimming proficiencies and are ready to make more of a commitment to the sport. A
desire to improve and a willingness to take the steps necessary for competitive progress are expected of
all athletes in this group. As swimmers progress through this group, they are encouraged to make more
of a commitment to swimming prior to advancing to the Advanced and/or Senior group. Swimmers need to
be competent in all four competitive strokes and should have the aerobic capacity to handle interval training.
Proper stroke technique is emphasized along with speed work, interval training, and aerobic and anaerobic
conditioning.
 
Other training includes:
 
  • Goal setting and individual training progressions are developed further
  • Dryland and stretching exercises
  • Race plans and strategies
  • Nutritional considerations for maximum performances and lifelong wellness considerations
  • Teaching the importance of a positive mental attitude; positive self-concept and self-esteem.
  • Importance of regular practice habits
  • Evaluating progress in monthly competitions
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)  
Advanced
 
This group is for dedicated swimmers between the age of 13 and 19, and selected swimmers ages 10 to13.
Group members must have demonstrated the ability to train IM and distance freestyle, well. The swimmers
in this group must be committed to training and be willing to strive toward the highest levels of competition.
Swimmers will also be expected to show commitment and dedication to both individual and TEAM performances.
Positive attitude and extensive leadership skills are qualities that Group members will exude.
 
Two-hour practices are designed for swimmers with complex training methods introduced and increased use of the
pace clock and interval training. Highly advanced drills and stroke correction directives are given. The focus of this
group is continued aerobic fitness development, race pacing, and stroke tempo. Swimmers learn training techniques 
for sprint, middle-distance, and distance disciplines. Increased intensity is required to gain the benefits of total body
conditioning with an emphasis on aerobic training. Dryland training and lactate tolerance drills are given and reinforced.
Psychological training is emphasized, as well as communication with team coaches concerning training. Advanced training
for competition, stretching, and a wide range of dry land exercises including some weight training will be predominant
throughout the season. Progress through commitment in our motto! Nutrition and strength improvements are also a
concern. Videotape analysis and scheduled swimmer-coach conferences reinforce goal setting, motivation, and improvement.
  • Commitment to practice schedule
  • For swimmers who have chosen this sport with a commitment to achieve.
  • Skill alone is not enough, there must be the needed attitude.
For those swimmers who have the skill or the commitment but do not have both yet but are willing to develop them to reach the
"National Level of Competition"  80% Conditioning 20% Stroke Technique
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)  
Senior
 
This is the top level of Neptune Aquatics' Swim Team program. This group requires the most commitment in regard to time and
effort. Swimmers who are part of this group are looking to move to the highest point of our sport. They are willing to train at
a higher level than before and are committed to achieve high goals.  Working with their coach, swimmers will make short
and long-term practice and competition goals. The training focus will be designed specifically around the events and distances
that the swimmer will work towards.
M-F @5:00- 7:00 and Saturday (8-10 A.M.)  
Masters
 
The Masters team swims a quality amount of 1500 and 4000 meters, on average, per practice, increasing or decreasing mileage
depending on individual’s goals. Several 90-minute sessions are offered a few times per week (please, check the official schedule),
but swimmers are also welcome to just swim laps on their own. Competitive swim meets are offered.  A grace period (no dues) is
offered for the first three practices. This is team policy to insure that a Masters swimming program is right for you.  There is, of course,
no attendance requirement but you will find every level of skill from the casual to the die-hard athlete. There are many types of master
swimmers including beginner swimmers, fitness swimmers, tri-athletes, open water competitors, and swimmers wanting to compete
against men and women their own age from all levels.
 
For more information on Neptune Aquatics, please contact the swim office at (305)987-6441
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