Platinum swimmers range in age from 9-14 years old. Most have been selected from the Gold Group by coaching staff or completed an evaluation with Coach Brooke.
Swimmers must obtain an 80% seasonal practice attendance to remain in the group **
Swimming must be the #1 sport, but is not required to be the only sport.
Swimmer must have the desire and ability to reach the AA and AAA level
Swimmer must have demonstrated the ability to train at or near the base intervals typically used in the group.
**Swimmers are required to maintain the intent of an 80% practice attendance in order to take full advantage of all this group has to offer! If the swimmer does not show the ability to commit to the intent of 80% attendance, movement out of the group will be required. This is at the discretion of the coach of the Platinum group.
Training: 1.5 - 2 hours per day; 6 days per week
Yardage: 3,500 – 4,250 yards
Introduction to team travel and rules
Swimmer can track times and send-off’s
Train all four strokes
Learn all the drills used in the club
Learn advanced race tactics
Improve performance in the water
Progress to Zones, Missouri Valley Top 8, Sectionals
Prepare athlete for Senior swimming program
Swimmer swims 200’s of stroke, 200IM, distance freestyle
Personal Goals: Time management; goal setting – seasonal and long term; dedication to the club.
TIMED SETS/TRACKING: 600 swim for time and lane placement, 600 kick for time
EQUIPTMENT: fins, paddels, pull buoy, snorkel, water bottle, team suit, team cap, practice goggles and practice cap
OPTIONAL APPAREL/EQUIPMENT:Nike Warm Up Suit, Nike back pack, Nike Parka, drag suit For apparel see our online store, JD Pence