Senior Prep Group
This group is designed for skilled Junior High School age (12+) swimmers who are preparing for the senior group and have more than one year of year round training and competition. This group is also for High School age (14+) swimmers who are staying in shape for High School swimming and/ or are multi- sport athletes.
Group eligibility criteria for High School age swimmers: Swimmers must be in High School (at least 14 years of age) and must be able to swim 15 X 100 on a 1:30 sendoff in addition to being able to swim a continuous 1000 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 backstroke with the ability to do butterfly. Swimmers will be offered a minimum of six workouts per week with the possibility of up to 9 workouts per week at the coaches’ discretion.
Goals: Develop endurance (20 x 100 on 1:20 or better) with constant improvement of technique. Attend 80% of the workouts that you and your coach agree upon you will attend. Participate in dry land and scheduled meets agreed upon by swimmer and coach.
Practices: 1.5- 2 hours per day, plus dry land. 6-9 workouts per week. Additional water/ dry land time will be offered during the holidays and summer months for committed swimmers.
Group eligibility Junior High School swimmers: Swimmers must be at least 12 years of age and have at least one year of year round training and competition. Swimmers should have at least OSI ’B’ times and can complete 10 X 100 on a 1:35 sendoff. Swimmers will work on technique refinement and the building of a training base in order to prepare for entry into the Senior Group. Swimmers will be offered 6 workouts per week and are expected to attend 90% of the practices and all scheduled meets. Dry land will be stressed.
Goals: Develop endurance (20 X 100 on 1:20 or better) with constant improvement of technique. Qualify for OSI ’A’ Champs, Age Group Sectionals, and Zones. Attend 90% of practices in order to be considered for entry into the Senior Group
Practices: 1.5- 2.5 hours per day plus dry land. 6-9 workouts per week. Additional water/ dry land time will be offered during the holidays and summer months.
Senior Prep Group Coaches: Tom McLaughlin (Columbia), Jesse Raskauskas (Mt. Scott), and Laurie Kilbourn (SWCC)
Workout Days/Times: Columbia or Mt. Scott or SWCC