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The South East Metro Sharks Swim Club (SEMS) offers teaching, training and practice for swimmers ranging from elementary school to collegiate levels. It is the goal of the SEMS Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 651-738-SWIM to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

***Please note we are not a learn-to-swim program. Swimmers are expected to have basic comfort in the water in addition to specific skills in freestyle and back stroke (front crawl, back crawl). Beginning skills in butterfly and breaststroke are a plus. Give us a call!

 

Hammerhead Sharks

Improvement of technique of the four swimming strokes, starts and flip turns along with expanding the knowledge of swimming is the primary focus for the Hammerhead Sharks. The very basics of training are introduced, such as the concept of a set, using a pace clock, and use of basic equipment (fins, kick board, pull buoy). Hammerhead Sharks are the first group eligible to compete in swim meets and the swimmers are encouraged to do so. As the season and the swimmers progresses, they are challenged (at their coach’s discretion) to attempt their weaker strokes and/or longer events at meets. The Hammerhead’s may swim up to 3 practices each week. Two 12-week sessions are offered during the fall/winter (short course season) along with two, 8-week sessions during the spring/summer(long course).

Requirements:

  • Attend up to three 60 minute practices a week.
  • Recommendation of two or more swim meets per session.
  • Bring fins to practice daily.

Coach Contact: Luke Money

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Mako Sharks

The main focus of the Mako Sharks is to continue to develop competency in all 4 strokes including turns, starts, and relays. Mako practices will use a variety of drill progressions to develop the four competitive strokes, make further use of swimming sets and use of the pace clock. This group will regularly use basic equipment (fins, kickboard, pull buoy). Swim meet competition is offered in a variety of formats and the swimmers are encouraged to attend a least one meet a month. Practice is offered 3 times a week for 1 1/4-hour and swimmers are to attend up to 2 to 3 practices per week. Two 12-week sessions are offered during the fall/winter (short course season) along with two, 8-week sessions during the spring/summer(long course).

Requirements:

  • Attend two or more practices each week.
  • Bring their own fins and pull buoy to every practice.
  • Recommendation of at least one meet per month including a session-ending meet.

Coach Contact: Luke Money

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Tiger Sharks

With the knowledge of the basic fundamentals of swimming, the Tiger Sharks will continue to focus on stroke technique, starts, and turn improvement. In addition, the Tiger Sharks will be exposed to various energy systems, interval training, and basic race strategies. Individual and group goal-setting will be essential to the success of the Tiger Sharks.

Requirements:

  • Attend four or more practices a week.
  • Bring your own fins and pull buoy to every practice.
  • Attend at least one meet per month including your highest level season ending meet.

Coach Contact: Luke Money

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Great White Sharks

While continuing to fine-tune stroke technique, turns and starts, the primary focus of the Great White Sharks is to develop an understanding of the basic parameters of training. These parameters include an introduction to dryland exercises and intermediate race strategy. Teamwork will be stressed, as well as individual and group goal-setting.

Requirements:

  • Attend a minimum of 4 practices per week.
  • Bring fins, pull-buoy, water bottle and Finis-brand snorkel (see Elsmore for details) to practice every day.
  • Compete in a minimum of 1 meet per month, including your highest level of season-ending meet.

Coach Contact: Eric Seversen

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Pre-Senior

While continuing to fine tune stroke, turn and start technique the primary focus of the Pre-Senior group is to develop an understanding of the basic parameters of training. These parameters include a variety of different training techniques involving anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, and dry land. The skills learned are essential for the Senior Red and Blue groups.  The Pre-Senior group is the introduction level of senior swimming. This encompasses more consistent, regular practicing, with more emphasis in training. Swim meet competition is offered in a variety of different formats, and it is expected for swimmers compete at their season ending meet.

Requirements:

  • Attend a minimum of 4 practices per week.  5 to 6 practices per week will be offered and maximum attendance will be encouraged.
  • Bring fins, pull-buoy, Finis brand centermount snorkel (see Elsmore for details), and paddles to every practice.
  • Compete in a minimum of 1 meet per month, including your highest level of season-ending meet.

Coach Contact: Eric Seversen

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Senior 1

Senior 1 emphasizes stroke, turn and start technique while training! Swimmers will be challenged to maintain a high technical standard through a range of efforts and distances. Training parameters include anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, speed work, and dry land. Swim meet competition is offered in a variety of different formats, and it is expected for swimmers compete at their season ending meet. While continuing to fine tune stroke, turn and start technique

Requirements:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of practices each week. We will assess each swimmer’s attendance after the first month and regularly thereafter.
  • Bring fins, pull-buoy, Finis brand centermount snorkel (see Elsmore for details), and paddles to every practice.
  • Every swimmer is training for a season-culminating meet. Early in the season each swimmer will make preliminary commitments to their season-ending meet.
  • Mid-season meets are a must! Plan on a minimum of 3 meets this season in addition to a season-ending meet.

Coach Contact: Eric Seversen

Workout Days/Times: Click Here

 

Senior 2

Our Senior 2 swimmers are in SEMS’ highest level group. Senior 2 swimmers will train all strokes, speeds, & technique in support of our strong belief in IM-based training and competition. We emphasize proper form at all levels of fatigue, will have very specific sprint focus during key practices each week, and prioritize aerobic capacity and aerobic speed necessary for all events.

Requirements:

  • Tradition starts at the top--our Senior swimmers are team leaders who will set the competitive tone for the program.
  • Attend a minimum of 80% of practices each week. We will assess each swimmer’s attendance after the first month and regularly thereafter.
  • Bring fins, pull-buoy, Finis brand centermount snorkel (see Elsmore for details), and paddles to every practice.
  • Every swimmer is training for a season-culminating meet. Early in the season each swimmer will make preliminary commitments to their season-ending meet.
  • Mid-season meets are a must! Plan on a minimum of 3 meets this season in addition to a season-ending meet.

Coach Contact: Eric Seversen

Workout Days/Times: Click Here