Swim Group Descriptions
CV Breakers Swim Group Descriptions
Swimmers who are new to the sport or have minimal experience/skill in the pool.
- Fun Fun Fun – water introduction and games
- Front and back floats and glides
- Kick with floatation
- introduction of arms - freestyle
- introduction to deeper water- assisted
- games in deeper water-assisted
- swim freestyle for over 5m
Swimmers who have the skill/experience that can complete skills in pre-breakers 1
- Fun Fun Fun – shift from shallow to increasing deeper water
- Games and skills geared towards being comfortable in deeper water
- Floating, glides and kicking with floatation for longer lengths
- Continue to develop freestyle stroke
- Intro into back stroke – assisted to unassisted
- Jump into deep water – assisted to unassisted
- Sit dive
- Intro into lane swimming – how to swim lanes, respecting other swimmers in your lane.
Swimmers should feel comfortable within the kids/wave pool.
- Work mainly within the lane set up within the kids/wave pool
- Continue to develop kick with floatation
- Continue to develop freestyle and back strokes
- Work towards completing full length unassisted swim
- Games – holding breath, retrieving objects – assisted to unassisted
- Continue intro into competition pool, jump off start blocks, swim in lane
- Swim 15m unassisted
Swimmers who possess the water skill and experience to swim 15m unassisted and are comfortable within the competition pool.
- Continue to develop front and back kick- with and without floatation
- Introduction to flippers and other equipment to enhance skills
- Continue to develop proper technique within individual stroke
- Introduction to breastroke – kick and arm motion, individually and together
- Introduction to dolphin kick and butterfly stroke
- Swim full length of pool unassisted
- Swim full length of pool around 30 sec.
- Fun races
Swimmers who possess ability to swim full length of pool, around 30 sec and are striving to continuously swim multiple lengths without stopping.
- Continue to develop proper technique in all four strokes.
- Continue to develop components of stroke with aids, i.e. flippers
- Intro into proper turns
- Intro into proper starts
- Intro into breath control
- Work towards completing two lengths, without stopping of each individual stroke
Swimmers who are capable of completing all four strokes with confidence and ability for at least one length without stopping.
- Continue to develop proper stroke technique with the focus towards length and efficiency.
- Use equipment aids to develop strength within components of the stroke
- Introduction to proper underwater technique
- Continue to develop proper starts and turns
- Introduction to incorporating starts and turns with underwater technique
- Intro into speed training
- Basic understanding of swim sets and language
Swimmers who possess the ability to swim multiple lengths of each stroke continuously.
- Continue to develop individual stroke weaknesses
- Continue to develop Starts, turns and underwater technique
- Continue to develop breath control, stroke count
- Continue to develop physical strength through swim equipment
- Swim drills isolating components of the stroke
- Understanding of swim sets and why they are done
Swimmers who are competent in each stroke. Are working towards constant improvement and efficiency.
- Individual stroke assessment, technical focuses and skill development
- Improving strength through isolation drills
- Use of swim equipment for stroke isolation
- Understanding of swim sets, the purpose they are put together
- Reaching personal goals
- Respectful competitive atmosphere