Bronze

Bronze Team

Phase : EXPLORATION PHASE

TEAM SKILLS: PROUD & FOCUSED

The BRONZE group focuses on teaching the fundamentals of all four competitive strokes and underwater kicking, while building strength and endurance through drills, multiple lengths, kicking, and the introduction of dryland training. There is a strong emphasis on learning and developing competition skills, which will continue to ready the swimmers for competitive swimming. Basic dryland routines are introduced to increase coordination and balance. In the Green group, there are no parent volunteer commitments for swim meets.

Practice Schedule: August 26 – December 9, 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 15:15 – 16:15

  • Sterre Peek
  • Alexander Han Chang 
  • Melanie He 
  • Lucca Jacobs
  • Aimee Vickers
  • Arisa Yamamoto
  • Roze van Herpen
  • Bel Chen
  • Ali Nuno
  • Minseo Choi
  • Yeo Doha 
  • Lee Ji-woo 
  • McDonald Rachel Anne
  • Li Kyle 

Swim Equipment:

Swimmers should come prepared to every practice with a pair of Fins, goggles, and a swim cap. On designated dryland days, swimmers should wear gym shoes and clothes over their swimsuit.

Primary Coach: Seven Qi   ( sqi@scis-china.org )

Attendance is calculated as follows:

  • As a total percentage from the swimmers first day to the present.
  • Absence without prior coach notification is a complete absence.
  • Absence with prior coach notification is only a 75% absence.
  • Tardy without prior coach notification is a 25% absence.

Students wishing to progress from the Bronze group into the Silver group should:

  • Show a desire and maturity to learn and listen without distracting others on the team while maintaining the minimum attendance requirement
  • Have near perfect underwater streamlines with dolphin kicking &/or an underwater pullout each time pushing off the wall and diving, without being reminded
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal and consistent kick in all four competitive strokes throughout a designed kick set of 400 to 500-meters
  • Have the ability to complete with relative efficiency, rhythm and understanding a designed repeat set (using simple cycles) of 400 to 500-meters
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes for 200-meters of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal stroke for 50-meters of butterfly
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 100-meter individual medley without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to appropriately count their backstrokes from the backstroke flags so to legally touch for a finish and legally perform a backstroke flip-turn
  • Have the ability to legally perform flip-turns during all swims of freestyle without being reminded
  • Possess all of the skills and abilities listed as minimum requirements for progression from the Blue group to the Bronze group that are not restated here
  • 10 x 50 freestyle @ 1:15
  • 4 x 100 freestyle @ 2:45
  • Demonstrate the legal stroke of freestyle,backstroke,breaststroke and butterfly held over 50m
  • Demonstrate the legal turn of freestyle,backstroke,breaststroke and butterfly
  • Ability to follow instruction and work well with teammates and coaches
  • expanding ability to use pace clock