Fulshear Racing Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.

Our Goal:

To offer age specific training for all of our athletes which will challenge and develop each individual to the best of THEIR ability.  

*Please note that as FRST grows, different sub-groups will be created so swimmers will continue to be challenged at each stage of their development.

We will offer team tryouts each week for group placement.  (Limited spots). Please  Click Here to send us an email to schedule a tryout or request more information.

FRST will begin with the following group options for Fall of 2019.

Senior Competition

The Senior Comp group is an advanced training group for High School aged swimmers (14 and up). The Senior Comp group has qualifications including attendance, time standards, training standards, age, and maturity.  Training is focused on attaining Sectional and National level time standards and prepares athletes for High School and Collegiate level swimming. This group will train 100+ minutes/ 6 days a week.

Prerequisites:

Swimmers entering this group typically can do the following:

  • Training Sets:
    • 10 x 100 Free @ 1:15 (Boys)/1:20 (Girls)
    • 5 x 200 IM @ 2:45/2:55
    • 5 x 100 Kick 1:45
  • Maintain 85% attendance.
  • Demonstrate commitment to higher level training and racing.
  • Varsity High School Swimmer
  • One Sectional Time and 1 Bonus time OR High School Regional Scorer top 8.
  • Goals:
    • Potentially continue a swimming career at the collegiate level.
    • Qualify and attend a National level competition and above.
  • Coach's Discretion for Group Entry.

Senior High School Plus

The HS plus group is High School aged swimmers (14 and up) who’s focus is on High School level swimming and looking for a little more technical and racing skill work to enhance their HS swimming.  This group is comprised of competitive swimmers who look to maintain and improve their swimming abilities.  Much focus is put on technique-based training, racing and aerobic development. This group will practice 90 minutes/ 5 days a week.

Prerequisites:

Swimmers entering this group typically can do the following:

  • Maintain 70% attendance
  • Interval Training
  • Knowledge of ALL four competitive strokes, including legal turns.

Goals:

  • Improve HS swimming 
  • Qualify and score at HS District Meet
  • Qualify and score at the Regional Meet
  • Multiple Gulf Championship qualifying times.
  • Advance to Senior Competition group.

Pre-Senior II

This group’s focus is on aerobic development of the swimmer and competitive progression of higher standard swim meets.  The Pre-Senior Group is comprised of ages 12–14-years old. Standards are set for this group and are similar to the expectations of the Senior Comp group; performance, attendance, times, training, age, and maturity.  The training and competition focus of this group is TAGS and progression to Gulf Champs and Sectional level championship meets. Similar to Senior Comp, this group trains 100+ minutes/ 6 days a week.

Prerequisites:

Swimmers entering this group typically can do the following:

  • Training Sets:
    • 8 x 100 Free @ 1:20 (Boys)/1:25(Girls)
    • 5 x 200 IM @ 3:15/3:20
    • 8 x 50 Kick :55
  • Maintain 80% attendance,
  • Coach's approval.
  • Goals: This group’s focus is on understanding and striving for mastery of technical swimming at an elite level.  The Pre-Senior Group is comprised of athletes on track for the elite level swimming groups at FRST. The training and competition focus of this group is TAGS and the progression to Sectional/Junior National level championship meets. Technical proficiency is the primary emphasis, with training demands set to prepare the athlete to execute races at the highest technical levels.  

Pre-Senior I:

The Pre-Senior I training group is swimmers in 6th grade - 8th grade, 12-14 years old.  Swimmers in this group have 4 legal strokes, can perform all starts and turns with some proficiency.  The focus of this group is improving stroke technique, offering challenging intervals, and teaching the swimmers how to develop solid training habits.  This group participates in Gulf Open meets where swimmers try all events. This group practices 90 minutes/ 5 days a week.

Prerequisites:

  • Swimmer must be able to complete the goals of the Junior/Racer group to move into this group.
  • Coach's discretion.

Goals:

  • Complete training sets 6 X 100 of each stroke
  • Compete and complete a 200 IM legally.
  • Advance to the Pre-Senior II or Senior groups

Junior II:  

The Junior II group is an advanced level group for 10 to 12 year old swimmers which builds on the skills of swimming and kicking on intervals and learning more complex stroke drills and techniques. The training for this group involves knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes and preparation for the Pre-Senior training groups. This group practices for 90 minutes/ 5 days a week.

Prerequisites:

Swimmers entering this group typically can do the following:

  • Training Sets:
    • 8 x 100 Free @ 1:35 boys/1:40 girls
    • 4 x 100 IM 1:45, Legally
    • 6 x 50 Kick 1:05
  • Have a solid ability to perform four legal strokes.
  • Execute proficient starts, turns, and finishes
  • Coach discretion is the primary factor for admittance to this group from Junior I or Racers.
  • Maintain 65% attendance

Goals: 

  • Learn to enjoy racing and training
  • Refine stroke technique and racing skills
  • Compete legally in every distance and every stroke available over the duration of both the short and long course season.
  • Qualify for and compete at TAGS

Junior I

The Junior I training group is swimmers are 10-12 years old.  Swimmers in this group have 4 legal strokes, can perform all starts and turns with some proficiency.  The focus of this group is improving stroke technique, offering challenging intervals, and teaching the swimmers how to develop solid training habits.  This group participates in Gulf Open meets where swimmers try all events. This group practices 60 minutes/ 5 days a week.

Prerequisites:

  • Swimmer must be able to complete the goals of the Junior/Racer group to move into this group.
  • Coach's discretion.

Goals:

  • Complete training sets 6 X 100 of each stroke
  • Compete and complete a 200 IM legally.
  • Advance to the Junior II, Pre-Senior groups

Racer II: 

The Racer training group is for swimmers in grades K through 5th; 10 and under.  This is an advanced level group to focus on training all strokes and primarily focuses on an introduction of aerobic and technical kicking and swimming skill work. They must be able to take instruction from a coach, work with the clock and work with a group. This group practices for :45 minutes/ 4 days a week.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of training methods and clock management
  • Performed at Open Gulf meets
  • Have a solid ability to perform four legal strokes
  • Execute proficient starts, turns, and finishes
  • Coach discretion is the primary factor for admittance to this group from  Racers 1 or Pre-Comp.
  • Maintain 65% attendance

Goals:

  • Refine stroke technique and racing skills
  • Compete legally in every distance and every stroke available over the duration of both the short and long course season.
  • Qualify for and compete at TAGS
  • Learn to enjoy racing, and training.

 

Racer I: 

The Racer I training group is for swimmers in grades K through 5th; 10 and under.  The entry level group introduces all strokes and primarily focuses on fundamental kicking and swimming skill work. They must be able to take instruction from a coach and work with a group. This group practices for :30minutes/ 4 days a week.

Prerequisites:

  • 25 yards of uninterrupted Freestyle with proper breathing and body position and 25 yards of backstroke with proper body position; and familiarity with both breaststroke and butterfly.

Goals:

  • Learn body and head position, streamlining, breathing patterns, start and turns for all 4 strokes reading the pace clock, learn to swim with teammates, develop listening skills, and having fun.
  • Swim a 100 IM legally.
  • Push off streamline to flags with dolphin kick.

Pre-Comp I & Pre-Comp II:

The Pre-Competitive swim program is geared towards those swimmers who are not yet ready for the rigors of organized swim practices and need more specialized instuction on the necessary stroke techniques needed to participate on the competitive program.  We work with the swimmers in a semi-private stroke instruction setting with a group maximum of 5-6 swimmers. 

The goal is for the novice swimmer is to learn the basic fundamental swim strokes and techniques that will enable them to join the competitive groups in a seamless manner. Pre-Comp1 meets 2 x week for :30 minutes and Pre-Comp2 meets 2x a week for :45minutes, you can choose your days, M/W or T/Th.