Silver Group

PHASE : IMAGINATION PHASE

THEME: GOAL SETTING & COMPETITION

TEAM SKILLS: TOUGH & COMMITTED

This group refines and builds upon the four strokes with more advanced skills and efficiency techniques. There is a strong emphasis on stroke mechanics and refining competition skills with the addition of interval training and conditioning. Intermediate dryland routines are incorporated 2 times a week for 15 minutes to increase coordination and strength. The recommended age for this group is 8-10 years.

Equipment: Swimmers must have a pair of Speedo Power Swim Fins for each practice.

Silver Group swimmers should attend 4-5 practices per week and compete in all local swim meets and one away swim meet per season.  We would like to encourage all silver team swimmers to attend this years international competition, a responsible adult should accompany each silver team swimmer.

Primary Coach: Jane Mao

Swimming Term 1 begins: Wednesday 21st August 2019, 3:15pm – 4:25pm

Training Schedule for both Silver & Advanced Silver: Monday-Thursday, 3:15-4:25 p.m.; primarily swimmers aged 8-10 years old (encouraged to attend all practices, but swimmers should maintain 75% practice attendance) silver swimmers must compete in all of the meets offered in Shanghai and 1 travel meet per year.

SCIS POOL MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRI
AM OFF OFF ( only offered in peak sesason) OFF OFF OFF
PM 3:15PM – 4:15PM 3:15PM – 4:15PM  3:15PM – 4:15PM 3:15PM – 4:15PM 
OFF

Silver I (Prerequisites to move into Silver II):

  • 8 X 50 freestyle @ 1:10
  • 10 X 100 freestyle @ 2:20
  • 8 x 50 kick @ 1:20
  • Demonstrate the legal strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly held over 50m
  • Demonstrate the legal turns of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Ability to follow instruction and work well with teammates and coaches
  • Expanding ability to use pace clock

Silver II (Prerequisites for movement into Varsity):

  • 4 x (3 X 50) freestyle @ 60 / 55 / 50 repeat
  • 8 X 100 freestyle @ 2:00
  • Demonstrate the legal strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly held over 50m
  • 10 x 50 kick @ 1:10
  • Demonstrate the legal turns of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Ability to follow instruction and work well with teammates and coaches
  • Expanding ability to use pace clock

Team for August – September 2018

Silver II – Coach Jane

Attendance through Mar. 2019:

  • Ella Lim     5th grade –
  • Calvin Li     5th grade –
  • Filip Glitterstam     5th grade –
  • Jian Kim     5th grade –
  • Bo Rober Eric-Jan Langenhof     5th grade –
  • Aaron Matthew Dong    5th grade –

TABLE BELOW OUTLINING WHO KEPT ATTENDANCE AVERAGE EACH MONTH

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

ELLA LIM

CALVIN LI

FILIP GLITTERSTAM

JIAN KIM

BO ROBER ERIC-JAN LANGENHOF

AARON MATTHEW DONG

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 Silver group into the Gold 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 for a minimum of 5-meters each time pushing off the wall, diving and turning, without being reminded
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal and consistent kick in all four competitive strokes throughout a designed kick set of 500 to 600-meters
  • Have the ability to complete with relative efficiency, rhythm and understanding a designed repeat set (using cycles) of 500 to 600-meters
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal stroke for 100-meters of butterfly
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 200-meter individual medley without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 400-meter freestyle without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to consistently perform legal competitive turns in all four competitive strokes and medley swims, without being reminded
  • Demonstrate a desire to set personal goals and strive for improvement as a competitive swimmer
  • Possess all of the skills and abilities listed as minimum requirements for progression from the Exploration group to the Silver group that are not restated here

*Swimmers unable to reach the minimum requirements for the Varsity group by the end of 5th grade may be given the opportunity to continue to work toward that goal in the Junior Varsity group.