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Practice Schedule

Practice Schedule 2014-2015

 

The Bronze Group
...The DeKalb Aquatics Bronze Group is designed to provide swimmers new to the sport an opportunity to learn correct stroke technique for all four strokes. The minimum requirement for entry into this group is that the swimmer is able to swim one length of freestyle and backstroke unassisted. This is not a lessons program for non-swimmers. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning proper kicking technique for all four strokes. The aim of this course is to teach swimmers how to swim one length of each stroke unassisted. All swimmers entering this course must be evaluated prior to entry.

 

Cost: $125/month

 

Tuesday:

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

Thursday:

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

 

 

 

Friday:

4:00 p.m. to:5:00 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

 

 

 

The Silver Group

...The DeKalb Aquatics Silver Group is designed to build on the technique development from the bronze group. The minimum requirement for this group is to swim one length of the pool unassisted in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Training sessions will focus on proper technique, building stamina/endurance, improving, and strengthening kicking ability. Flip turns and racing dives will also be introduced. Calisthenics (dry land) will be introduced in this course. The group will be divided into two sessions.

Evaluation Required

Cost: $130/month

 

 

Tuesday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

 

 

Thursday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

Friday

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

 

The Gold Group
...The DeKalb Aquatics Gold Group is designed for continued focus on proper stroke technique for all four strokes. An increased emphasis will be placed on endurance and swimmers will be introduced to interval training. Racing strategies will be introduced. Strength training and calisthenics will play more important role. (no weights) Significant focus will be placed on starts and turns.

Evaluation required-interval test

Cost:$150/month

Monday: (Dry Land and Swim)

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday:

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Group1

 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.Group 2

Wednesday: (Dry Land and Swim)

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday:

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Group 1

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m Group 2

Friday:

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

 

 

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

 

The Platinum Group
...The DeKalb Aquatics Platinum Group is to prepare swimmers to compete in Georgia state championships and sectional swim meets. This training group has attendance requirements for training sessions and swimming meets.  The group will focus on:

-Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

-Aerobic development and proper technique will be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

-Swimmers will begin learning the foundations of self correction and stroke awareness

-Increased level of accountability with regards to changes in technique

-A stronger emphasis will be placed on strength training

-Racing strategy will become a major focus and workouts will be built around specific racing strategies

-Must attend scheduled team building events

-Must have a positive attitude toward training

-Focus on foundational concepts like distance per stroke, efficiency, and strokes per length

-Speed development will become a major focus

 

Cost: $170/month

 

Monday:

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: (Dry Land is from 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:(Dry Land is from 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

The Junior National Group

 

.....The DeKalb Aquatics Junior National Group is designed to prepare swimmers for competition at the 14 and under State Championships, Age Group Sectionals, Senior State Championships, Senior Sectionals, High School State Championships, and Junior Nationals. The goal is to prepare the Junior National group to compete in high level competition.  The group will build upon tenets of the Platinum Group.

-Swimmers will have an increased level of competition.

-Swimmers will be required to have an increased level of commitment.

-Increased level of race strategies.

-Swimmers will receive detailed stroke instruction.

-Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

-Aerobic development and proper technique will be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

Cost: $200/month

 

 

Monday:

6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Optional)

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: (Dry Land is from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:(Dry Land is from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: (Mixed with Dry Land)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

 

Senior Group "National Elite"


The elite group focused on preparing athletes to qualify for Senior Sectionals, Junior Nationals, U.S.Open,Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials.  The training group will build upon the training tenets of the Junior National Group.

-Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

-Aerobic development and proper technique be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

-Swimmers will learn the foundations of self corrections and stroke awareness

-Increased level of accountability with regards to changes in technique

-Major emphasis on strength training (dry land)

-Racing strategy will become a major focus and workouts will be designed around specific racing strategies

-Must attend scheduled team building events

-Must have a positive attitude towards training

-Focus on foundational concepts of distance per stroke, efficiency,and strokes per length

-Speed development will be a major focus

-Families of athletes in this group are encouraged to plan vacations, camps, and family outings around training trips and major competitions.

Cost: $215/month

Monday:

6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.(Mandatory)

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: (Dry land is from 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.(Mandatory)

No P.M. Practice

Thursday: (Dry land is from 5:00 p.m. -5:45 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

 

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Saturday: (Dry Land included)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

 

***For more detailed Swim Group Information you must be a logged in team member.  Click on Programs and then DAQ Swim Team.

 


 

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