12 & Under Performance

This 12&U group is for swimmers who are ready to take the extra step when it comes to commitment and performance. Athletes have high goals and are willing to make technical changes, learn race strategies, and understand that they ultimately have control over their success both in and out of the water.  Swimmers in this group should have a strong technical foundation and be working on building their aerobic capacity. Development and refinement of the basic competitive swimming techniques in all strokes, starts and turns. The swimmer must demonstrate the ability to participate in higher level conditioning sets.  These swimmers are recommended to make swimming their main sport and aiming to qualify for Junior Olympics and Zones.

Age: 10-13 years old*

*Always subject to the coaches’ discretion*

Average Yardage: 3600-4200 yards per practice

Qualifications

  • Must have basic knowledge of pace clock, intervals, dryland, circle swimming, etc.
  • Before Entry into the group, swimmer must complete: 
    • 10x100 FR @ 1:40
    • 10x50 Kick @ 1:00
    • 5x100 IM @ 2:00 
    • Have at least 5 Silvers Championship qualifying times

Attendance requirements

Must attend 5 practices/week plus 2 Dryland 

One swim meet every other month (approx.).

Participation in championship meets.

Group Goals:

  • Qualify for and compete in local and regional championship meets
  • Coachable, willing to quickly learn and adapt
  • Race 400 IM in meets
  • Race 200s of each stroke in meets
  • Accept responsibility for his/her performance
  • Attend all practices
  • Embrace swimming at stroke count
  • Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable

Training schedule 12 & Performance (TBC)

Monday 5:20pm - 5:50pm Dryland Bowling Green
Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Swim Bowling Green
Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm Swim Gramercy
Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm Swim Gramercy
Thursday 5:00pm - 5:40pm Dryland Bowling Green
Thursday 5:45pm - 7:15pm Swim Bowling Green
Friday 5:20pm - 5:50pm Dryland Gramercy
Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Swim Gramercy
Saturday 10:00am -12:00pm Swim BMCC
Sunday No Practice    
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