As a Summer Swim Team with TSA, the Quail Hollow Amberjacks work hard to include all level of swimmers with the goal of improving skill and speed while promoting a love for the sport of swimming. In order to do this while remaining in compliance with TSA and keeping our swimmers safe, we have a multi tiered program based upon a swimmer's ability. Our beginning group is called "Mini Amberjacks". Once swimmers have advanced out of this group then we have a leveling system in order to help practices run more efficiently. See below for information on each leveled group, and feel free to contact us with questions.
Mini Amberjacks: This group of Amberjacks, is made of swimmers who are water-safe, but aren't quite "competitive" yet. This group will meet 4 days a week with a focus on building strength in flutter kicking, and stroke mechanics. We will work towards completing 25 yards of legal freestyle and backstroke by the end of the season. These swimmers will compete in two "Mini Meets" held just for them on select Saturday Mornings.
Green Group: This is a group of Amberjacks, who are able to swim multiple laps of legal freestyle and backstroke with breaks between laps. In this group we will focus on building a strong kick, improving stroke technique/mechanics across all 4 strokes, improving dives, and teaching relay starts. Our goal here is to see progress through building confidence and endurance.
Blue Group: This is a group of Amberjacks who are strong swimmers, able to swim multiple laps back to back with short bits of rest (ie. 3 continuous laps, then a break). The goal in this group is to perfect stroke technique/mechanics, perfect dives/relay starts, and continue to build endurance and strength through kick sets, and longer yardage.
White Group: This is a group of Amberjacks, who are very strong swimmers able to swim several laps consecutively using flipturns in both freestyle and backstroke. In this group we will do some technique work, but the focus will be on giving the swimmers longer yardage sets with little rest, meant to push swimmers and increase speed.