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COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM

 

 

Flying Fish Group: (2 practices per week - $17.50 per class @ $140 monthly) 

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Description: The Flying Fish group introduces young swimmers to the competitive sport of swimming. Swimmers in Flying Fish must be familiar with freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Swimmer to Coach ratio is 8:1 (currently 3:1 due to COVID-19), with coach often in-water for instruction. Participation in meets is encouraged as appropriate, but not required.

Makeup/Cancellation Policy 

 

Training Focus:

•  Introduction to butterfly and continued fine tuning mechanics in breaststroke, freestyle, and backstroke
•  Begin learning basic training concepts/competitive swim lingo and how to read the clock
•  Fine tuning flip turns, open turns, streamline, and racing start
•  Training for 25 Fly, 25 Breast, 50 Back, 75 Free

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, and water bottle

 

Green Group: (5 practices per week @ $95 monthly)

 

Description: Green group swimmers are looking to qualify for Junior Olympic (Arizona B) time standards. All swimmers must be familiar in all four competitive swimming strokes, racing starts, and flip turns. Participation in meets is encouraged as appropriate, but not required.

 

Training Focus:

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Continued work towards perfecting flip turn and racing start (off blocks)
•  Introduction to more advanced drills and training methods
•  Introduction to longer swimming (100s free)
•  Training for 50 Fly, 50 Breast, 75 Back, 100 Free, 100 IM

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, and water bottle

 

Blue Group: (5 practices per week @ $105 monthly)

 

Description: Blue group swimmers are looking to qualify for Age Group State (Arizona A) time standards.  All swimmers must demonstrate a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to learn and listen to coach.

 

Training Focus:  

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Introduction to more advanced training concepts in order to increase endurance
•  Introduce underwater dolphin kicks (sub-kicks) and training memory
•  Training for 100 Fly, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 200 Free, 200 IM

 

Expectations:

•  Compete in two meets per season (winter & summer) and championship meets
•  Attend at least three practices per week (60%)

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, snorkel, and water bottle

 

Bronze Group: (3 practices per week @ $100 monthly)

 

Description: Bronze group swimmers must be between the ages of 11-14. This group is designed for swimmers who love to swim and want to stay fit. Bronze group also offers a home to swimmers new to the sport or looking to progress to the more challenging competitive groups.This group is great for swimmers looking to compete in summer league. 

 

Training Focus:

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Continued work towards perfecting flip turn and racing start (off blocks)
•  Introduction to more advanced drills and training methods
•  Introduction to longer swimming (100s free)
•  Training for 50/100 Fly,  50/100 Breast, 50/100 Back, 50/100 & 200 Free

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, and water bottle

 

Silver Group: (6 practices per week @ $125 monthly)

 

Description: Silver Group swimmers must be between the ages of 11-14 and working to qualify for Age Group State (Arizona A) and/or Junior Olympic (Arizona B) time standards. This group is designed for swimmers still developing their ability and dedication to the sport. All swimmers must work to demonstrate a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to learn and listen to coach.

 

Training Focus:

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Continued underwater dolphin kick (sub-kicks) and training memory
•  Introduction to goal setting, dry-land, and yoga
•  Increased training intensity and volume
•  Training for 100 Fly, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 200/500 Free, 200/400 IM

 

Expectations:

•  Compete in two meets per season (winter & summer) and championship meets
•  Attend at least four practices a week (65%)

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, snorkel, paddles, and water bottle

 

Gold Group: (6 practices per week @ $145 monthly)

 

Description: Gold group swimmers must be between the ages of 11-14 and working to qualify for Age Group State (Arizona A) and Far Western time standards. This group is designed for swimmers whose main extracurricular focus is competitive swimming. All Gold group swimmers must demonstrate a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to learn and listen to coach. This is the most competitive-focused group for swimmers not yet in high school.

 

Training Focus:

•  Introduce advanced technical stroke development for all four strokes
•  Work to master underwater dolphin kick (sub-kicks) and training memory
•  Advanced goal setting (1-on-1 meetings), dry-land, and yoga
•  Learn to take ownership over individual performance and how to prepare for meets
•  Increased training intensity and volume in preparation for National group
•  Training for 200 strokes, 400 IM, 400+ Free

 

Expectations:

•  Compete in all meets on schedule including championship meets
•  Attend at least 4.5 practices a week (75%)

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, short fins, snorkel, paddles, and water bottle

 

Senior Group: (3 practices per week @ $100 monthly - or - 5 practices per week @ $120 monthly)

 

Description: Senior group is designed for high school swimmers who love to swim and want to stay fit. There will be swimmers in this group that are new to the sport and swimmers looking to progress to the Sectional group. Swimmers who want to progress to the Sectional group should select the 5 practice per week option. This group is great for swimmers looking to compete in high school swimming and summer league. 

 

Training Focus:

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Continued work towards perfecting flip turn and racing start (off blocks)
•  Introduction to more advanced drills and training methods
•  Introduction to longer swimming (200s free)
•  Training for 50/100 Fly, 50/100 Breast, 50/100 Back, 100/200/500 Free

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, and water bottle

 

Sectional Group: (6 practices per week @ $145 monthly)

 

Description: Sectional group swimmers must be in high school and working to qualify for Age Group State (Arizona A) and Senior Sectional time standards. This group is designed for continued stroke development, aerobic fitness, exemplify strength in/out of water, inhibit detail focus within training and race while continuing to improve endurance. Swimmers in this group looking to possibly swim in college; this group also offers a track toward the National group.

 

Training Focus:

•  Continued stroke technique development for all four strokes
•  Continued underwater dolphin kick (sub-kicks) and training memory
•  Advanced goal setting (1-1 goal meetings), dry-land, and yoga
•  Increased training intensity and volume - Continue to develop growth mind-set in order to achieve highest success in swim and life
•  Training for 100/200 Fly, 100/200 Breast, 100/200 Back, 50-1650 Free, 200-400 IM

 

Expectations:

•  Compete in two-three meets per season (winter & summer) and championship meets
•  Attend at least 5 practices a week (80%)

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, short fins, snorkel, paddles, Thera-bands, and water bottle

 

National Group: (9 practices per week @ $170 monthly)

 

Description: National group swimmers must be in high school and working to qualify for NCSA Junior National and USA Junior National (winter/summer) time standards. This group is designed for swimmers whose main extracurricular focus is competitive swimming. All National group swimmers must demonstrate a strong work ethic, positive attitude, integrity, dedication, and the ability to learn and listen to coach. This is the most competitive focused group for swimmers in high school.

 

Training Focus:

•  Perfect stroke technique, training cycles, and race preparation
•  Introduce and expand specialty training for top six events
•  Begin preparation for swimming in college/university
•  Expand dry-land training, advanced goal setting (1-on-1 meetings), and yoga
•  Continue to develop growth mind-set in order to achieve highest success in swim and life
•  9th & 10th Grade Training for 200 strokes, 400 IM, 400+Free
•  11th & 12th Grade Training for Individual specialty events

 

Expectations:

•  Compete in all meets on schedule including championship meets
•  Attend at least 7.5 practices a week (83%)

 

Gear: Mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, short fins, snorkel, paddles, Thera-bands, and water bottle