SWMKE Training Groups

Senior Elite

Senior Elite consists of SWMKE's experienced and highly committed high school and college swimmers. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Senior Elite at the descretion of the Head Coach based on the individual's training ability, commitment, and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.

Required Equipment: LagunaFins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-bouy, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag, Snorkel

 

Senior

Senior consists of SWMKE's top 15 & Over swimmers willing to mkae a commitment to regular practice and meet attendance, but are not ready for Senior Elite training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Senior at the descretion of the Head Coach based on the individual's training ability, commitment, and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.

Required Equipment: LagunaFins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-bouy, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag, Snorkel

 

Junior

Junior consists of SWMKE's top 13 & 14 swimmers, plus all 15 & Over swimmers not ready for Senior training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Junior at the descretion of the Head Coach based on the individual's training ability, commitment, and attendance. Practices and meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.

Required Equipment: LagunaFins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-bouy, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag, Snorkel

 

Age Group Gold (AGG)

Age Group Gold consists of SWMKE's top 11 & 12 swimmers, plus all 13 & 14 swimmers not ready for Junior training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Age Group Gold at the descretion of the Head Coach based on the individual's training ability, commitment, and attendance. Regular ractice attendance is expected. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.

Required Equipment: LagunaFins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-bouy, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag

 

Age Group Silver (AGS)

Age Group Silver consists of SWMKE's top 9 & 10 swimmers, plus all 11 & 12 swimmers nor ready for Age Group Gold training sets.   The main emphasis in Age Group Silver is improving technique on all strokes, starts, and turns. Training sets are introduced in AGS. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Age Group Silver at the descretion of the Head Coach based on the individual's training ability, commitment, and attendance. Regular ractice attendance is recommended for maximum improvment. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Training includes weekly yoga sessions.

Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag

 

Age Group Bronze (AGB)

Age Group Bronze consists of SWMKE's top 8 & Under swimmers, plus all 9-12 year old swimmers who are proficient in Freestyle and Backstroke, including starts & turns, but are not legal in Butterfly and Breaststroke. The main points of emphasis in Age Group Bronze are improving Freestyle and Backstroke technique, and introducing Butterfly and Breaststroke, along with all starts and turns. No prior competitve swimming experience is necessary. Regular ractice attendance is recommended for maximum improvment. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach.

Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Water bottle, Mesh equipment bag

 

Pre-Competitive Swim Class (PCSC)

PCSC consists of swimmers 12 & Under. No prior competitve swimming experience is necessary. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards (one length of the pool) of Freestyle or Backstroke to be eligible for PCSC. The ability to swim Butterfly and Breaststroke is not required. Our Pre-Competitive Swim Class is designed to introduce the athlete to the sport, and create a bridge between swim lessons and competitive swimming. The emphasis is on refining Freestyle and Backstroke technique, starts, and turns. Meets are not offered to PCSC swimmers. Once proficient in Freestyle and Backstroke, along with starts and turns, swimmers will be moved to Age Group Bronze for the remainder of the session at not extra cost.

Required Equipment: Fins, goggles