Florida Swimming

Hydro4 Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers ages 5-18 years old. In addition, we have a Masters swim group. Our coaching staff is fully certified by USA Swimming. Swimmers are placed in groups based upon each swimmer’s skills and abilities. It is the goal of the Hydro4 to offer ability specific training for all of our athletes. Groups are structured so as to challenge and develop each individual to attain the skill sets necessary to become a competitive swimmer.

 

Training Groups and Descriptive Criteria

 

Senior Group

Swimmers in the Senior Group must be of High School Age and wanting to either get an introduction to competitive swimming, or be looking to stay in shape for their high school swim season, or be trying to get their first Sectional cuts.  Must be able to swim at least 2 strokes legally and be able to swim 500 yards freestyle.

Practices:  6 practices of 120 minutes will be offered per week.  Swimmers are encouraged to attend 4 practices per week.

Meets:  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in home meets, and the highest level championship level meet they qualify for.

Equipment required for this level:  Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Snorkels

Recommended Age Range:  14-18 year olds

 

Blue

Swimmers at the Blue level must have at least one (1) FLAGS times as well as perform the following Training Sets:

8x100 @ 1:30 Freestyle

6x75 @ 1:15 Kick

4x50 @ :50 IM

Practices:  6 practices of 90-120 minutes will be offered per week.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in all practices.

Meets:  Swimmers are required to participate in home meets and the highest level championship level meet they qualify for.

Equipment required for this level:  Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Hand Paddles

Recommended Age Range:  10-14 year olds

 

Current Hydro4 Swimmers will be asked to perform the following Training Set for consideration to move from the White to Blue Group.

400 free warm up

9x50 kick swim, drill swim, swim build free on 1 min

1x200 IM no DQ no time

5x100 free on 1:50 sec

4x75 fly, back, breast x25 on 1:40 sec

4x100 free in 1:45

6x50 fly back, back breast, breast free x2 in 1 min

3x100 free on 1:30 min

8x25 IM order in 30 sec

6x50 back free on 1 min

 

White

Must be able to swim a legal 200 IM as well as perform the following Training Sets:

5x100 @ 2:00 Freestyle

6x50 @ 1:15 kick

4x100 @ 2:30 IM

Practices:  5 practices of 75-90 minutes will be offered per week.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in 4 practices per week.

Meets:  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in home and inter-squad meets and the highest level championship level meet they qualify for.

Equipment required for this level:  Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy

Recommended Age Range:  8-14 year olds

 

Swim League

Must be able to swim 1 length (25 yards) legal Freestyle/Backstroke and have a knowledge of Breaststroke and Butterfly.  

Practices:  2 practices of 45minutes will be offered per week.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in 2 practices per week.

Meets:  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in any inter-squad meets plus any home meets.

Equipment required for this level:  Fins, Kickboard

Recommended Age Range: 5-12-year-olds

Sign-up for Swim League is handled directly thru front desk at YMCA not online via the Hydro4 Swimming site. 

 

Masters

Along with our Age Group Program, we provide an opportunity for adults to participate in our Masters Program. Individuals 19 and older with any swimming skill level are invited to join. Swimmers must register with United States Masters Swimming https://www.usms.org/join-usms/join-or-renew.  Our masters swimming group is as varied as each person that joins. They include: parents swimming while their kids are at practice, cross training and tri-athletes honing their swimming skills and improving endurance, those swimming to relieve stress after work, former swimmers wanting to get back in the pool, lap swimmers, swimmers with rehabilitation needs, and swimmers that are training for USMS swimming competitions. Coaching is based on the desires and needs of each individual.