Swim and Dive Team

2020 SWIM AND DIVE TEAM INFO!

Click on the registration button for all scheduling and information for the 2020 season. The information will be updated on this page ASAP.

We have been given the go-ahead for a 2020 Swim and Dive Team schedule!

Aquatics Program Mission Statement

The Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club is dedicated to providing a kind, safe, and child-friendly environment.  Emphasis is placed on fun, sportsmanship, technique, and physical conditioning to promote self-esteem and personal improvement.

Swim & Dive Team Registration TBC

Swim Team

Swim Team invites swimmers of all ability levels, from beginner through elite. It is designed to condition young swimmers, teach and refine stroke techniques, prepare swimmers, and provide opportunities for competition, as well as build character in young athletes. Success is measured by individual improvement, stroke and skill development, speed, enjoyment of the sport, and achievement of a swimmer’s personal goals. Swim Team is organized into three sections to provide for participation congruent with a swimmer’s age, level of interest, ability, and technical level.

Prerequisites: Ages 5-17; capable of swimming 25-yards unassisted in any competitive stroke.

Diving Team

Diving Team is designed to provide the instruction, practice, and repetition required to master a range of competition-specific dives. Dive Team invites divers of all ability levels. Coaches endeavor to enhance each diver’s growth and skill development and measure their success in terms of their progress in relation to their personal goals and aspirations. Diving Team is organized into three sections to allow children to participate at levels congruent with their age, ability, and skill level.

Prerequisites: Ages 5-17; capable of swimming 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke unassisted

Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting is April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm at the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club

*Children participating on the Club’s Swim and Diving Teams must be Full Family or Summer Family members according to the Utah Country Club Swim & Dive League’s By-Laws.

Swim Team Information and Schedules

2020 Swim Team Schedule – To Be Determined

2020 Swim Team Practice Schedule – To Be Determined

Our plan is to re-open on June 1st 2020 and adjust the Swimming Team Schedule accordingly. We will notify all of our members via email with uptaded Swimming Team information.

Week Strokes Additional Skills
1 Freestyle/Backstroke Basic safety/etiquette, general conditioning; RESPECT self, others, facilities, coaches
2 Freestyle/Breaststroke Stroke development, rules, underwater pulls; RESPECT and being a good teammate
3 Freestyle/Butterfly Stroke Development, rules, drills; Add diving; GIVING YOUR BEST EFFORT
4 Freestyle/IM Flip Turns, transitions; GOAL SETTING (choosing what you want most over what you want in the moment)
5 Conditioning; Backstroke/Breaststroke DRILLS, Each day work skills of different strokes; Goal-setting; PERSERVERENCE
6 Conditioning; Freestyle/Butterfly DRILLS, Breakouts, Finishes, flip turns, open turns; Breath control; USRPT; TEAMWORK
7 Conditioning; Back/Breast/Fly DRILLS, Diving, skills; FINISHING STRONG; USRPT; SPORTSMANSHIP
8 Conditioning; Free, IM DRILLS, IM; USRPT
9 Conditioning DRILLS, Endurance; VALUE/REWARDS OF HARD WORK
10 Conditioning DRILLS, Diving, various stroke skills
11 Conditioning Sprints; begin Taper
12 Taper/Championships ENJOY!!!

Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club Summer League Swim Team Levels

As Tennis Club swimmers, we strive for Individual Excellence by working hard, respecting others, and putting forth our best effort at all times. We use focus, desire, and determination to improve our personal performance and develop character. We face challenges with grit!

Qualifications for Swim Team Levels:
6 and Under

Swimmers must be able to:

  • Swim 25 yards unassisted freestyle
  • Swim 25 yards unassisted backstroke
  • Follow directions in a group setting

Qualifications for Swim Team Levels:
8 and Under

Swimmers must be able to:

  • Meet 6 and Under criteria
  • Have a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes

***Any swimmer age 7+ who cannot execute the four competitive strokes legally MUST enroll in a Stroke Development class or Private Lessons with a swim coach.***

Teams above 6 years old will be divided into the following:

Bronze Team – ages 7-8, 9-12: Emphasis on stroke and skill development

  • All beginners under 12 years old, possibly 2nd & 3rd year swimmers depending on experience and knowledge
  • Swimmer has basic understanding of the four competitive strokes, but still in the process of mastering them
  • Swimmer is still mastering the basic competitive skills (diving, flip turns, underwaters, etc.)
  • Swimmer is still learning the rules of competitive swimming, the flow and etiquette of practices and meets, the drills used in practice
  • Required to enroll in Stroke Development Class for a minimum of one session (10:30-11:00 daily, sessions are 2 weeks)

Silver Team (ages 9-12): Emphasis on conditioning and competitive swimming

  • Intermediate swimmers ages 9-12 who have 2+ previous years experience on swim team
  • Swimmer has all legal competitive strokes
  • Swimmer understands and can execute basic competitive skills (i.e. diving, flip turns, etc)
  • Swimmer understands drills used in practice and can follow a pace clock
  • Swimmer understands the flow of swim practice and can listen and follow directions
  • Swimmer understands the flow of a swim meet and needs little guidance
  • Swimmer is strongly encouraged to enroll in ONE session of Competitive Techniques (M-F from 10:30-11 a.m.)

Gold Team (ages 11-17): Emphasis on conditioning and competitive swimming

  • All of Bronze and Silver Requirements
  • Swimmer displays mastery of competitive strokes and skills
  • Swimmer consistently reaches outside his/her comfort zone in workouts to achieve results
  • Swimmer possesses the intrinsic desire to improve and achieve personal best

Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club

Swim Meet Info

Diving: Check-In 3:00 pm, Warm-up 3:30pm,

Meet 4:00pm

Swimming: Swimmers check-in at 4:45 pm

Warm-up 5:00-5:25 pm

Meet Begins at 5:30 pm

Each event has a number, but understanding the general overview of the meet is paramount for understanding how the meet will flow and how when to expect different events to run. Some meets run faster than others and some events get combined spur of the moment, so knowing the flow of the meet will help swimmers report to their block on time and parents to know when their child is swimming.

In each meet there are seven categories of events:

1. Medley Relays—there is one heat assigned per gender and age group, but often boys and girls in the same age group will be combined to fill the lanes of the pool and help the meet run faster.

2. Freestyle Events—each age group swims the freestyle and most have up to 3 heats of swimmers. Almost all swimmers will swim this event because coaches are not required to limit the number of swimmers. This event takes the longest of any in the meet.

3. Breaststroke Events—Only ONE heat for each gender/age

4. 50 Free/100 IM—50 Free is for the 8& Under; 100 IM is for all other age groups; Only ONE heat for each age group

5. Backstroke—Three heats per age group are allowed. Many swimmers will swim this event regularly for this reason.

6. Butterfly—One heat per age group.

7. Freestyle Relays—same information as Medley Relays

Events ALWAYS run first girls then boys and from youngest to oldest. Swimmers swim the entire season as the age they are on June 1 of that year.

Age Groups are as follows:

6&Under—only swim Freestyle and Backstroke

8&Under Girls/Boys

9-10 Girls/Boys

11-12 Girls/Boys

13-14 Girls/Boys

15-17 Girls/Boys

There is usually an Event Number Chart or sign somewhere on the pool deck that tracks the Events of the Meet. It is important for parents and swimmers to find the location of this number as soon as possible after arriving at the meet. Swimmers should report to

their block NO FEWER than 3 events PRIOR to their race. Some heats, especially in the older age groups, will be combined and events may pass rapidly. An easy rule to follow is to notice WHO IS IN THE WATER and determine how soon to report to the blocks based on who is swimming. For example: If an 8&U swimmer is entered in Breaststroke, they can watch the freestyle races, and when the older kids get to the blocks, they would know that it is time to report.

In the younger age groups (6&u, 7-8, 9-10), coaches will be behind the blocks to help swimmers find their lane. Swimmers need to know before they report to the blocks which lane they should go to. Once they get there, timers and coaches can help make sure they are in the correct order. However, coaches don’t have enough time between races to look for roaming swimmers who don’t know it’s time for their race or who don’t know their lane number.

If a swimmer misses their race, SOMETIMES coaches can get them in another heat. However, often the pool is full and we cannot find another lane for an extra swimmer. Parents, please remember that if a swimmer misses their race, it is NOT because the coach was not doing his/her job. It is because a SWIMMER was not doing his/her job! Always keep in mind that summer league swimming is full of learning experiences, and missing a race can be a valuable one. Missing a race can be traumatic, but is often not a mistake that is repeated!

IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the SWIMMER to know their heat and Lane. Swimmers as young as 5 years old can learn those two numbers. The primary job of a coach at a swim meet is to WATCH the swimmers race and prepare and give feedback before and after races. Swimmers are responsible for managing themselves and parents are responsible to help them. Younger swimmers who need assistance need to bring a responsible adult with them to the meet who can help them figure out where they need to go until they are ready to take over that job for themselves. It is also the responsibility of a swimmer to see a coach prior to and following their race to receive feedback. We try to give feedback to kids, but when a swimmer approaches us immediately following their race, it is much more likely that they will receive more specific and applicable feedback.

DIVING WELL AND BABY POOLS: When we host meets at our club, the diving well is not open for swimming. The baby pool is left open but is not supervised by coaches. Swimmers are encouraged to conserve their energy for their races. At other facilities, we strongly discourage swimmers from venturing away from the competition pool and wasting their energy in playtime in other pools. If they do, parents are responsible to locate them and return them in time for their races.

EQUIPMENT to bring:

Team suit

Goggles (it’s always a good idea to pack a spare pair)

Towel (or two)

Healthy snacks (trail mix, sandwiches, string cheese, fresh fruit, etc) and water

Team apparel and any additional needed clothing