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Wayne YMCA


Bluestreaks Swim Team Groups

 

Intro

Beginning swimmers new to the sport, basic body balance (in the water), stroke technique and stroke mechanics are the main focus of this group, as well as building up stamina and endurance. Swimmers starting at age 6 will improve legal stroke technique and build confidence in competing in order to move to a higher level on the swim team.

Head Age Group Coach: Donado Dervishi

Email: dervishid2@gmail.com

Assistant Coach: Melanie Urresty

Email: xxxmel9@aim.com

Tuesday & Thursday

4:30-5:30PM

 

Novice

Next level up; beginner swimmers who have mastered basic body balance (in the water), stroke technique and stroke mechanics. Review of all previous skills plus introduction of more advanced skills are the main focus of this training group. More conditioning (more laps per practice) is incorporated as the training session progresses. Swimmers demonstrate a legal 100 yards Individual Medley and put forth consistent effort.

Head Age Group Coach: Bre Baldanza

Email: bre.baldanza@gmail.com

Assistant Coach: Jeffrey Depetris

Email: jeff0710@optonline.net

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

4:30-5:30pm

 

Juniors

The main focus of this group is to improve the overall stroke development. Each stroke will be broken down into different components to build and strengthen each individual swimmers skill level. With the hard work and dedication of each individual swimmer progress can be achieved.

Head Age Group Coach: Stefan Greendyk

Email: stefangreendyk@gmail.com

Monday – Friday

5:30-7:00 PM

 

pre-senior

Accomplished swimmer who is ready for conditioning to be a significant focus of practice. More advanced skills are promoted early in the training session and review of past and new skills are done on a daily basis. Swimmers demonstrate a willingness to train and compete in all strokes and distances and have achieved at least silver time standard in four events in their age group.

Head Age Group Coach: Nick Robinson

Email: nrobinson@metroymcas.org

Assistant Coach: Katrin Draka

Email: drakakatrin@gmail.com

Monday - Friday

6:25-6:55PM Dryland

7:00-8:30pm Swim

 

Seniors

Competitive swimmer who is very committed or on the verge of being very committed to the sport of swimming. Stroke technique and mechanics are refined every day, but conditioning is the main focus of each practice. Swimmers in this group have achieved Junior Olympics cuts in at least two events by the end of the season.

Head Coach: Vladimir Popel

Email: vpopel@metroymcas.org

Monday-Friday

5:55-6:25pm Dryland

6:30-8:30pm Swim

 

For more information, please visit the official Wayne YMCA Bluestreaks website at: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=njwyb

 

 

 

 

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