Swim Groups

 

Learn-to-Swim

 

This class is designed for children who do not have previous experience in a structured class setting or being away from their parents/guardians in the water. Children will work on basic swimming skills to become comfortable in the water in both the baby pool and the big pool. Skills will be learned through play and incidental learning to encourage a fun and enjoyable experience in the water.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 2 times per week.

Swimmers must be 3 years old, potty-trained and able to listen and follow directions for at least 35 minutes.  Swimmers must also be able to tolerate cold (84°F) water.

 

Lane 1

 

Swimmers in this practice group will continue to improve swimming freestyle and backstroke and be able to swim 25 meters without stopping. They will be introduced to dolphin kick and whip kick, kneeling dives, and fully submerge themselves to 5 feet depth of pool.

 

Practice yardage is generally 300-600 meters.

 

Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 2 times per week and swim in local meets (Lander or Riverton) with coach’s recommendation and permission.

Swimmers need to be able to follow directions and be comfortable swimming in the 13ft-deep section of the pool. Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle with rhythmic breathing as well as backstroke for at least 15 meters. 

 

White Group

 

Swimmers in this practice group will be oriented to the world of competitive swimming. The swimmers will be introduced to and receive instruction in the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes, along with basic introduction to starts and turns. 

Practice yardage is generally 500-1,000 meters. 

Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 2 times per week and swim in local meets (Lander or Riverton).

Swimmers must be at least 5 years old to enter this group, and be able to swim freestyle with rhythmic breathing as well as backstroke for 50 meters.

Red Group

Meet 2 of 3 requirements:

This practice group places more emphasis upon lap production/conditioning, and stresses individual development and improvement of the four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. 

Red Group practices include 1,500 to 2,500 yards per session. This group consists primarily of 7-10 year olds.  This group will achieve Wyoming State qualifying standards and set goals to achieve Age Group Sectional times.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of three practices per week and are encouraged to swim one meet/month.

4 x 50 Freestyle on 1:30.00

Break

4 x 100 Freestyle on 2:20.00
Break
4 x 100 I.M. on 2:40.00

Blue Group

Meet both requirements:

This practice group places more emphasis upon lap production/conditioning, and stresses individual development and improvement four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. 

Blue Group practices include 1,500 to 2,500 yards per session. This group consists primarily of 11-14 year olds. This group will achieve Wyoming State qualifying standards and set goals to achieve Age Group Sectional times.

Blue Group swimmers often choose to participate in other extra-curricular activities and are encouraged to swim for the Lander Middle School programs.  However, it is important for swimmers in the Blue Group to communicate goals and schedules to coaches so that practices are designed to best meet the needs of the athletes.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum three practices per week and are encouraged to swim one meet per month.

4 x 100 Freestyle on 2:10.00

Break

4 x 100 I.M. on 2:25.00

Green Group

Meet all requirements:

Swimmers in this group will have as a goal the ability to demonstrate mechanically efficient technique in each of the four competitive strokes. This group will focus on further refinement of the four competitive strokes in an effort to reach a higher order of efficiency and effectiveness. 

Positive interaction with peers, and goal-oriented behavior will be stressed and required to achieve qualifying times for Age-Group Sectionals or Western Zones. 

Green Group swimmers often swim for the Lander Valley High School teams and are highly encouraged to swim for Lander Swim Club when their high school seasons culminate in order to maintain skills, endurance, and speed.  Green Group swimmers are highly encouraged to attend Wyoming Winter State Championships as team leaders and role models for younger swimmers.

Swimmers in this practice group must demonstrate the ability to train at a level averaging 2,000 to 3,500 yards per practice session. 

Swimmers are encouraged to maintain an attendance of at least 3 to 4 practices per week and one meet per month.

This group is well suited for swimmers 14-18 years old.

A swimmer must be at least 10 years old (or at the discretion of the coach), have 3 WSI State qualifying times, and perform the following criteria to enter the Green Group

5 x 100 Freestyle on 1:50.00

Break 

5 x 100 IM on 2:05.00 (each stroke legal)

 

MASTERS

 

 

Swimmers in this group are 18 years of age and older. This group receives cutting-edge instruction in stroke technique with emphasis upon lap production/conditioning, and stresses individual development and improvement of the four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns.

 


Priority is given to the age-group swimmers with regard to lane space and instruction. Therefore, swimmers in this group must also be able to follow workouts with limited assistance if needed.