Swim Team

WELCOME WYNS!

The Woodson Y Northern Swimmers is our competitive swim team. We are a YMCA and USA sanctioned year-round team offering high quality professional coaching for all ages and all abilities. Emphasis is on instructing swimmers in proper competitive techniques. Our goal is to provide quality coaching along with developing skills for each individual swimmer.   * The Head Coach reserves the right to make the final decision on group placement for each swimmer**
2017-2018 Team Levels:

NOVICE
• Swimmers age 8 and under who have the strength and development to swim 1 length of the pool without a floatation device.

BLUE
• Swimmers age 8 and under who can swim 1 length of the pool freestyle with rotary breathing and 1 length backstroke.
• Swimmers who are 9 years old who do not yet meet the ability qualifications for Bronze.

BRONZE
• Swimmers 9 and 10
• 8-year-old swimmers who have received permission from the head coach.
• 11-year-old swimmers who do not yet meet the ability qualifications for Silver group.

SILVER
•Swimmers age 11-12 looking for exposure to the next level of competitive swimming
• 13-year-old, pre-high school swimmers who have obtained consent from the head coach or cannot meet the gold expectations.
•Swimmer must be able to legally swim a 200 yard IM by week 3 of the season

GOLD
•Swimmers age 13 and over, looking for exposure to the next level of competitive swimming. Ranging from those who want to continue to engage in club swimming in addition to other activities and commitments to those swimmers who are fully committed to swimming as their principal non-academic activity but cannot meet the higher commitment requirements of the Elite practice group.

 PLATINUM 12 AND UNDER
For swimmers 12 and Under who have WI Swimming state cuts or A cuts in their age group. Swimmers must get permission from the head coach to participate in this group. Swimmers participating in this training group must practice 4 times a week.Successfully demonstrate the following practice skills: • Provide proper spacing (usually five seconds) during practices.• Proficient stroke technique and training• Demonstrate ability to read the clock and hold race pace times.• Completion of all sets throughout the practice.

PLATINUM SENIOR 13 AND OVER 
For swimmers 13 and Over that have WI swimming state cuts or A Cuts in their age group.  Swimmers age 11-12 can qualify for this group if they have USA swimming AAA time standards and receive permission from the head coach.  Swimmers 13 or older who do not meet the time standards but are committed to training hard for a minimum of 5 practices a week and can seek permission from the head coach to participate in the Platinum training group.
All swimmers must get approval from the head coach to participate in this group.
Swimmers participating in this group must attend 5 full practices each week (without sitting out during the workout).  If there is a weekend meet practice requirements might be adjusted for that week.Successfully demonstrate the following practice skills: • Provide proper spacing (usually five seconds) during practices.• Proficient stroke technique and training• Demonstrate ability to read the clock and hold race pace times.• Completion of all sets throughout the practice.

  Learn more on the Team website.