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Group 2

Group 2 focuses on “Swim Skills – Building Swimmers” and swimmers will be aged between 8 and 12 years old.  Group 2 swimmers train three hours per week in the pool and also have 1 hour of land training - please see the CSSC Training Schedule (2018-2019) for days and times.

Swimmers should bring a mesh bag, pull buoy, a pair of swimming fins and a water bottle to every session.

Aims of Group 2

The aims of Group 2 are to:

  • Attend 3 training sessions per week
  • Cover between 2.0 - 2.5 km per session
  • Develop and improve technique on the 4 strokes
  • Develop skills for competitive starts and turns
  • Increase levels of endurance and speed
  • Increase knowledge of the rules of the sport
  • Accurate use of pace clock
  • Learn basic stretching and flexibility work
  • Responsibility for training equipment
  • Acquire a mesh bag, fins and pull buoy
  • Progress towards Group 3 entry criteria:
Group 3 Entry Criteria
  • Swim 8 x100m F/C on 2m30s with bilateral breathing and correct turns
  • Swim 5 x 100m I.M. on 2m45s with correct turns
  • Swim 500m F/C with bilateral breathing and correct tumble turns
  • Swim 400m B/C legally with correct turns
  • Swim 200m Br/S legally
  • Swim 300m kick on 4 strokes
  • Swim 100m Fly legally
  • Achieve 2 “B” times in a graded gala in two different events: One in “alternate stroke”, i.e. Free or Back, and Other on “simultaneous stroke”, i.e. Breast or Fly.

Useful Links

Criteria for Group 2

Parent's Information Night Slides - Group 2 (coming soon)

CSSC Training Schedule (2018-2019)

Group 2 Bank Duty roster - Dec.

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