Groups

AA’s – Senior: Mon/Wed/Fri 6:45am-8:15am; Tue/Thu: 5-7pm  (dryland 30-45mns as part of am workouts)

Requirements:   This group is for the highly motivated and committed swimmer, ready to work hard, and really focus on detailed technique improvement in order to compete at an elite level.  AA’s should have  AA times in at least three events.   AA’s are transitioning from the LTAD stage of Train to Train towards the LTAD stage of Training to Compete, and looking beyond.  (usually 12 years and up)

Expectations:  Attend practices on a consistent basis, in addition to working on simple dryland work on a daily basis independently.  These swimmers are expected to be able to truly push themselves, and show the willingness to focus on competing.

 

A2’s – Junior: Mon/Wed/Fri 6:45-8:15am, Tues/Thurs 6-7pm (dryland 30-45mns as part of am workouts) and   

A1’s –  Junior: Mon/Fri 6:45-8:15am, Tues/Thurs 6-7pm    (dryland 30-45mns as part of am workouts)

Requirements:  Working towards A qualifying times in multiple events.  Swimmers should be fully proficient in all strokes.  Swimmers are expected to be motivated and ready to work hard.  Focus is still very much on improving technique, and getting faster, but not necessarily competing at the highest level.  A’s are transitioning from the Learn to Train to the LTAD Train to Train stage, with two main goals of increasing an awareness on technique and improving work ethic. (usually 11 years and up)

Expectations:  Attend practices on a consistent basis.  In addition, optimal benefit will come out of doing some dry-land or multi-sport training on a daily basis independently.

 

C’s:  Tue/Thurs 6-7pm and Wed 5-6pm

Requirements: C’s should have the basic ability to to swim all four major strokes of at least 25m, endurance to swim 100m at a time, and have a basic knowledge of the four major turns, and starts.    These swimmers are still very much concentrated on improving technique, and are often very new to the sport and the idea of competition.  C’s – Introductory are transitioning from the LTAD stage of FUNdamentals to the LTAD stage of Learning to Train.

Expectations: Swim three times a week in a fairly consistent manner.  Should take part in other sports/activities.

Pre’s (2) – Tue/Wed/Thurs 5-6pm

Requirements: Demonstrate the basic swim stroke mechanics  for these three strokes, in order of importance, freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke in addition to a basic dive   Pre 2’s are introduced to the basics of the butterfly stroke, competitive turns, and dives.  Pre’s are still at the FUNdamental stage of the LTAD swim program

Expectations:  Swim three times a week, and begin to acquire basic swim stroke mechanics for all strokes, in order of importance, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.  Pre 2’s should begin to demonstrate the ability to perform competitive turns, and dives.  Pre 2’s are working on building endurance up to 100m and demonstrate a willingness to compete.   Pre’s are still at the FUNdamental stage of the LTAD swim program.

Pre’s (1)Tue/Wed/Thurs from 5-6pm

Requirements: Be able to swim 25m of both front crawl and back crawl.    Basic requirement is that the swimmer can safely swim  independently.

Expectations:  Swim three times a week, and begin to acquire basic swim stroke mechanics for all strokes, in order of importance, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.  Pre’s are introduced to the competitive turns, and dives.  Pre’s are at the FUNdamental stage of the LTAD swim program.

3 Responses to Groups

  1. kelly barr says:

    looking at the pre’s possibly for my son in September. Is 25m one length of the pool or there and back? He is in level 2 right now and is able to swim there are back at this point not neccessarily in a crawl. So not sure if he will be ready but is already expressing an interest so I thought I would look into what he needs to be able to do. Any advice? ideas? or info that would be helpful for me would be great 🙂

    • marlow3 says:

      Hi Kelly, hopefully someone got back to you to answer this question… it has been a long time since I’ve been on the site. Yes, 25M is one length of the pool 🙂

      Hope you are enjoying the summer!

      Roberta

      • swimtprr says:

        The basic requirement is that they can safely swim in the deep end. I would suggest signing your son up for the two week try-out session. And then go from there. Check us out at the parade of programs in early September.

        But will keep you informed!

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