Training Group Guidelines

Posted by Jim Hennessey on Jul 25 2017 at 05:00PM PDT

Novice Training Group 

-Practice schedule outline

three nights per week

practice length 45 minutes

-Group focus

technique based

learning the basics of all 4 competitive strokes

gain experience in intra-team competitions as well as local away meets

develop a positive relationship with swimming

-Group requirements

age 6 - 10

must be able to swim one length of the pool in both freestyle and backstroke 


Intermediate Training Group 

  -Practice Schedule Outline

4 nights per week

practice length: 1 hour

-Group Focus

legalizing all four competitive strokes

developing good practice habits ( i.e. attendance, be on time, listening to coaches' instructions)

introduces swimmers to drills with focus on body awareness

practices are 85% technique, 15% training

gain experience in intra-team competitions and local away meets

-Group Requirements

must have basic knowledge of all 4 competive strokes in addition to Novice Group entry requirements 


Advanced Training Group

-Practice Schedule Outline 

five practices per week

practice length 1.5-2 hours 

                dry-land 1-3 days per week: may be running/weights/etc.

-Group focus

learning more advanced drills, focusing on increasing efficiency of the four competitive strokes

learn and implement race strategies during meets

practices are 50% technique, 50%  training

use complicated interval training on a daily basis 

-Group requirements

                attend a minimum of 80% of workouts monthly

                attend a minimum of four away swim meets per season

11-12 members must have achieved 11-12 "BB" time standard in a majority of events

                13-14 members must have achieved 13-14 "B" time standard in majority of events

sucessfully complete the training set of: 10 X 100 free on 1:40 






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