Welcome to the Transition Team

If you are looking to develop your stroke technique, this is the program for you.

About the program

Transition team is a non-competitive group, focused on advancing swimmer’s skills towards the goal of competition in the future. Modeled after our competitive program, this is the perfect program for any swimmer looking to continue the progress made with their summer swim team, or for anyone looking to refine and improve their stroke technique on a non-competitive level. These 90 minute practices target ages 7-13 and focus on mastering the four legal competitive strokes, dives and flip turns. Swimmers will be evaluated on the first day of the session. For those not quite ready for this level of commitment, please look at our new Advanced Stroke class to help swimmers prepare for this level. Transition team is a 10 month program running from September thru June.

Transition program goals

Level 4.1 Goals

  • Refining technique in all four strokes
  • Mastering freestyle flip turns and introducing backstroke flip turns
  • Building endurance in freestyle
  • Shallow diving from the side of the pool
  • Treading water
  • Introduction to competitive starts

Level 4.2 Goals

  • Refining technique in all four strokes
  • Racing starts—flat start (or grab start)
  • Backstroke flip turns and introducing breaststroke pullouts and butterfly turns
  • Introducing sets that require knowledge of interval training
  • Building endurance in freestyle and backstroke
  • Treading water and vertical kicking
  • Introduction to underwater dolphin kick on starts and turns

Level 4.3 Goals

  • Goal Events (with legal strokes): 100 yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke; 50 yards butterfly
  • Building endurance and mastering technique in all four strokes
  • Incorporating flip turns in all four strokes including IM transitions throughout the workouts
  • Refining racing starts—track starts
  • Developing strong underwaters and pullouts for competitive strokes
  • Regular use of a pace clock and interval training
  • Incorporating interval training sets with manipulatives (flippers, kickboards, pull buoys)
  • Vertical kicking
  • Sculling (front and back)

Schedule and Dates

Winter 2024 class schedule

Mondays 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Fridays 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Hommocks pool

Dates for Winter 2024 session

Mondays 1/22 – 3/18 (No class on 2/19)

Wednesdays 1/24 – 3/20 (No class on 2/21)

Fridays 1/26 – 3/22 (No class on 2/23)

Important Information

Winter 2024, Mondays & Wednesdays transition team is an 8 week session. Fridays is an 8 week session.

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