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NOVICE - This level is determined to start young swimmers into the sport of competitive swimming while allowing maximum opportunity to participate in other activities and sports. 

We offer three NOVICE training groups: Quest 1, Quest 2, and Quest 3.

Our primary Novice coaches are Brian Geiszler and Carrie Wilson

Quest 1 trains at the Deer Run facility. The emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes by means of slow swimming for neurological imprinting. Swimming is "kick dominant" for support. Putting hips in the right place at the right time is emphasized. "Feel for the water" is developed. Racing and games are used for fun. Starts and turns are introduced.

Quest 1 practice schedule: 2 practices are recommended per week

Tuesday/Thursday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (combined with Q2)

Dryland - Tuesday/Thursday: 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

 

Quest 2 also trains at the Deer Run facility. The emphasis is a continuance of repeating proper fundamentals. Proficiency in starts, turns, and the four competitive strokes is stressed. Use of a pace clock is introduced to athletes.

Quest 2 practice schedule: 3 practices are recommended per week

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 am (another option for elementary school students to provide more flexibility)

Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (combined with Q1)

Dryland - Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

 

Quest 3 also trains at the Deer Run facility, too. Skills are beginning to be well defined at this level of development. Elements or training begin to be introduced as swimmers begin to master the use of a pace clock at this stage; that is, they can leave on intervals of time and often know the times that they have achieved in the practice sets. Fundamentals remain the highest priority but this group is a transition towards Age Group swimming.

Quest 3 practice schedule: 3-4 practices are recommended per week

Monday - Friday: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 am (option for elementary school students to provide more flexibility)

Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (option for middle school students, combined with Age Group 1)

Saturday: 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Dryland - Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm