MARLINS SWIM GROUPS

 

CHIPS

Swimmers in the Chips Group exhibit legal strokes for all four competitive strokes and perform legal turns in all strokes as well. More advanced drills are introduced and basic stroke drills are reinforced. Stroke correction methods are taught. In addition, stroke lengthening and the importance of stroke technique are taught. Building and refining the swimmers’ strokes and beginning an aerobic conditioning base are objectives for swimmers in this group. Interval training using the pace clock is introduced and utilized. Swimmers learn to understand the importance of proper stroke technique as it relates to fast swimming. Use of certain swim equipment is introduced in this group.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be comfortable in all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, & butterfly)

Ages: This program is designed with the 9&under age group in mind.

Practices: Three practices are recommended and offered per week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) with no minimum attendance requirements.

Meets: Competition at this level will be recommended by the coach and swimmers are allowed and encouraged to register for any and all meets the team will be attending.

 

BRONZE

Swimmers in the Blue Group have moved into longer training sessions and exhibit a maturity level to handle increased length of practices. A detailed training program is utilized. An increased intensity is required to gain the benefits of total body conditioning with an emphasis in aerobic and I.M. training. Swimmers perform the advanced stroke drills, and communicate stroke concerns to the coach. The ability to modify strokes and utilize tempo and advanced pacing is taught. Cognitive learning of advanced swimming techniques, goal setting, and team dynamics are goals for this group’s swimmers.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to legally complete 100 continuous yards in all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly).

Ages: This program is designed with the 10-14 age group in mind.

Practices: Four practices are highly recommended and offered per week (Monday – Thursday) with no minimum attendance requirements.

Meets: Competition at this level will be highly recommended by the coach and swimmers are allowed and encouraged to register for any and all meets the team will be attending.

 

PLATINUM

Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Athletes in this group train for specific Meet time standards. Swimmers must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level and specific training is introduced to help maximize swimmer training efforts while proper stroke technique is maintained.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to legally complete 200 continuous yards in each of the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Ages: This program is designed with the 15 -18 age group in mind.

Practices: Five practices are highly recommended and offered per week.

Meets: Competition at this level will be required. Swimmers are highly encouraged to attend all available meets the team attends.