SWMKE TRAINING GROUPS

 

SENIOR (Sr) 

 

The SWMKE Senior Group consists of experienced and highly committed 13-18 year old swimmers. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Sr at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability & commitment. Training includes weekly dryland sessions. Practice/meet attendance is mandatory unless excused by a coach.

 

Required Equipment: Laguna Fins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Equipment Bag, Water Bottle

 


 

 

JUNIOR (Jr) 

 

The SWMKE Junior Group consists of 11-14 year old swimmers willing to make a commitment to regular practice attendance but are not ready to handle Sr training sets. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. Younger swimmers may be accepted into Jr at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability & commitment.

 

Required Equipment: Laguna Fins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Equipment Bag, Water Bottle

 


 

 

AGE GROUP GOLD (AGG) 

 

Age Group Gold consists of SWMKE’s top 9-12 year old swimmers and all 13 & 14 swimmers not ready for Junior training sets. Younger swimmers may be accepted into AGG at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability & commitment. Regular practice attendance is expected. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach. 

 

Required Equipment: Laguna Fins, Paddles, Kickboard, Pull-buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Equipment Bag, Water Bottle

 


 



 

AGE GROUP SILVER (AGS) 

 

Age Group Silver consists of SWMKE’s top 8, 9, & 10 year old swimmers plus all 11 & 12 swimmers not ready for Age Group Gold training sets. The main emphasis in AGS is improving technique on all strokes, starts, and turns. Training sets are introduced in AGS. Younger swimmers may be accepted into AGS at the discretion of the head coach based on the individual’s training ability & commitment. Regular practice attendance is necessary for maximum improvements and group advancement. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach.

 

Required Equipment: Laguna Fins, Kickboard, Mesh Equipment Bag, Water Bottle

Optional Equipment: Snorkel


 


AGE GROUP BRONZE (AGB) 

 

Age Group Bronze consists of SWMKE’s 8 & Under swimmers plus all 9-12 year old swimmers who are proficient in Freestyle and Backstroke but are not legal in Butterfly and/or Breaststroke. The main points of emphasis in AGB are improving Freestyle and Backstroke technique and introducing Butterfly and Breaststroke along with starts and all  turns. No prior swimming experience is necessary. Regular practice attendance is necessary for maximum improvements and group advancement. Meets are mandatory unless excused by a coach.

 

Required Equipment: Laguna Fins, Kickboard, Mesh Equipment Bag, Water Bottle

Optional Equipment: Snorkel