Storm Swim Club
Introducing a whole new way to focus on matching the individual swimmer abilities with the proper group! Our new practice groups, Shock, Thunder, and Lightning, are organized to best match kids with similar ability, age, physical and emotional maturity, level of commitment, practice habits, and experience. These 3 distinct levels will help your child get the best experience possible! We strive to make the club a fun place to be where they will meet new friends while learning all aspects of stroke skills and USA Swimming rules.
Coaches: Amherst – Brendan McAlevy | Buffalo: Amanda Reed
For swimmers working on going from a Swim Instructor to a Swim Coach. Swimmers will be invited to participate in the Thunder Swim meets. Must demonstrate maturity to pay attention and follow directions in a group setting.
Introduces swimmers the sport of swimming with emphasis on the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes using drills and learning the requirements of USA swimming. Strong emphasis on kick, head position and body posture. This is our entry level for our competitive team. Has successfully completed American Red Cross Level 3 and/or Storm Shock.
Swimmers use all four strokes while maintaining proper technique during low intensity interval work. Emphasis in practice begins to shift to conditioning while still learning and developing the foundations of proper technique and an introduction to dry-land training. There is no meet attendance requirement, swimmers will be invited to attend both inter-squad dual meets and USA Swimming Competitions. Demonstrate self-motivation and a will for self-improvement.Demonstrate maturity to interact with teammates appropriately and in a way that promotes team spirit.