Seahawks Swim Club
Team Mission Statement
The Seahawks, a Haslett community swim club program, is dedicated to fostering an environment ideal for athletes of diverse skill levels to have the opportunity to learn the sport of competitive swimming. Our skilled coaching staff works to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for all athletes so that each swimmer may accomplish their personal goals in the pool and realize the lifelong enjoyment of swimming. It is our focus that through the pursuit of excellence in the pool, the competitive swimming experience can be a catalyst for the development of life skills such as self-discipline, dedication, leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
The Bronze group is the entry-level training group of the Seahawks program, a step up from level 5 swim lessons.
Must be able to swim a length of the pool unassisted at any depth (25M), with continuous arms moving in and out of the water (front crawl), and able to put and keep their face in the water.
The goal of this group is to teach that competitive swimming is fun, to learn 3 of the 4 competitive strokes, and starts/turns, and the goal that swimmers compete in at least 1 swim meet.
If you are going to compete in meets you should have a suit that is worn for competitions only (different from your practice suit). It can be the team suit (TYR Hex in the navy/gold color sold at the team store link below), or any suit that is blue or navy (can be a solid or a print). Please make sure it fits properly and you check it's fit and condition periodically throughout the season. The link below is excellent for sizing and care information, please read it prior to ordering or if you are debating what to do about a competition suit.
The Silver group is the intermediate training group of the Seahawks program and practices are focused on swimming with occasional dry land training.
Minimum requirements are ability to swim freestyle and backstroke for 100 yards continuously, breaststroke or butterfly stroke for 50 yards continuously, and do a forward start
Focus is on improving skills for the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, and to gain an understanding on how to train properly for competition, and the goal that swimmers compete in at least 1 swim meet.
If you have not previously swam with the Seahawks, or you were previously in the Bronze group, you must have a coach’s evaluation/approval on the first day of a session to sign up for this group.
The Gold group is the most competitive training group of the Seahawks program. Practice format focuses on swimming with occasional dry land training.
Minimum requirements include ability to swim freestyle for 200 yards continuously, backstroke and breaststroke for 100 yards, butterfly for 50 yards, correct forward and backstroke start, and all 3 of the competitive turns (front turn, two hand turn, backstroke turn).
Gold group swimmers work on improving the skills for the four competitive strokes learned in the previous levels and to increase their training and conditioning to ready them to meet their personal goals in more serious competition, with an additional goal that swimmers compete in at least 1 swim meet.
If you have not previously swam with the Seahawks, or you were previously in the Silver group, you must have a coach’s evaluation/approval on the first day of a session to sign up for this group.