Intermediate

Who

Age group athletes (~12 & under) who know all four strokes and are ready both physically and mentally for basic conditioning, but also still require some stroke and skill development.

Requirements

Swimmers must know all four strokes (though may still need some technical development) and be prepared to do basic endurance straining and sprint work.

Expectations

  • Swimmers should attend 3-4 practices per week
  • Swimmers should attend at least 4 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the appropriate championship meet at the end of the season.
  • Swimmers should complete the IMX challenge for their age group in order to encourage meet participation and well-rounded development.
  • Swimmers will be expected to compete in the Local Regional Championship Meet, with the goal of qualifying for the Lake Erie Age Group Championship and the Lake Erie Zone Team

Training Focus

Practices will still be heavily instructional, but intermediate swimmers will be introduced to basic conditioning. They will develop basic strength and aerobic capacity needed to maintain technique over longer distances, as well as some sprint swimming.

Test Sets

Intermediate will continue to do GOLF 50’s to assess technical development, but will also perform Benchmark 100’s kick to assess basic conditioning.

PRACTICES

See practice tab