Competitive Age-group Swimming
The priority of all training is building and maintaining technique in a positive, supportive environment. Athletes work on skills, drills and training sets that continue to develop their competence, confidence and stamina while challenging themselves to be their personal best both in and out of the pool. Swimmers are encouraged to try everything, as young athletes are still physically maturing and do not yet know where their talent may take them.
At this level, swimmers 8-12 years will be introduced to training sets. Swimmers work towards swimming 100s and 200 IM as their main events. Swimmers attend one meet per month with the goal of attaining silver and gold time standards. The progression from Blue to Bronze is is based upon an athlete’s maturity and readiness to take on an increase in training volume as well as improving competency in all strokes. Swimmers attend 3 workouts per week, and put their training into action by competing once a month.
Swimmers 12 & Over work towards personal goals as well as a seasonal goal of attending championship-level meets in December, March and July. Swimmers train for the 100s, 200s and 400 IM as their main events, and are introduced to the longer distances of 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle. The priority of all training is building and maintaining technique, and athletes work on drills and sets to build skills and stamina. Although swimmers may demonstrate ability in specific strokes, they are still expected to develop competency across the board as demonstrated by their USA Swimming IMX score. Swimmers attend 3-5 workouts per week, and put their training into action by competing once a month.