Welcome to the Silver Bulldog Training Group Page!!
Please attend the Brownsburg Swim Club new swimmer call-outs Monday - Wednesday, August 20-22, 2012 from 4- 5:30 PM if you are interested in becoming a Bulldog Swimmer.
Call-outs are held at the Bulldog Aquatic Center inside Brownsburg High School.
Practices are typically offered 5-6 times per week when they are no overriding scheduling conflicts. These swimmers are also given the holidays off
Silver Bulldogs – (lane space for 22-26 swimmers) is designed to help qualified swimmers ages 8-11 advance in their training, learning as well as their overall advancement within the sport as a competitive athlete. Swimmers in the 6thgrade will also find themselves challenged appropriately in this group in order to continue their long term development for entrance to the Gold Bulldog group.
BBSC Team Qualities: show the willingness to promote additional BULLDOG characteristics such as leadership, competitiveness, sportsmanship, positive mental attitude, and Team support.
Parents are required to work two sessions per swimmer at every BBSC hosted invitational meet, with a max limit of 4 sessions per meet per family, regardless of swimmer participation in the meet.
All BBSC training groups are designed and operate on year-round basis.
Training Performance sample: both a 20 Minute Kick with 4-8 completed 100’s and a 20 Minute Swim with 6-10 completed 100’s using a designated rest interval.
Meet Performance: achieve an add-up Short Course Yards time that is 7:00 or less, or a Long Course add-up time that is 8:00 or less, in the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley combined.
Other Guidelines: 8 years old with 4 DIV cuts, 9 years old with 3 DIV cuts, 10 years old with 2 DIV cuts, or 11 years old with 1 DIV cut.
Practice Attendance: attain the recommended average of 4-5 practices per week, and demonstrate an ability to understand, lead and/or follow intervals in the swimmer’s training.
All scheduled meets on the Team schedule within greater Indianapolis the swimmer may qualify for are appropriate for competition.
Equipment Needs: Team shirt, dryland exercise clothes, water bottle, practice suit, mesh bag, pull buoy, swim paddles, goggles, fins, team competition suit and cap.
Practice Attendance: Practices are offered five to six times per week, when there are no meets or other overriding conflicts. The coaches recommend attending 4-5 practices a week, inclusive of both dryland and swimming, and achieving an overall practice attendance level that is at or above 80%.
Meet Participation: Swimmers should attend all meets; including end of season championship series meets, either individually or on a relay. Family volunteers are also needed for all BBSC hosted meets, gegardless of swimmer participation in a particular meet.
Indiana Swimming Representation: When eligible swimmers are highly encouraged to attend available Stroke Clinics and Swim Camps as well. i.e.: Memorial Day Catch the Spirit Camp as they will find the experience and benefits of being surrounded by others of similar motivation and dedication to the sport to be very rewarding in their career development.
Questions? Please see or email Coach Erik
Training Philosophy: Practices are meant to be both fun and challenging. We know this works when our swimmers want to be at practice and are also showing signs of improvement at meets after regular attendance.Brownsburg Swim Club looks to provide the best coaching, training and learning environment for our swimmers as they grow through the age group progressions of our swimming program. The training is also geared towards preparing swimmers to enter the Gold Bulldogs group. Coaches will use their discretion in their daily practices to ensure areas of need are being addressed, especially depending on the phases of the training season, and that the fun time is also balanced in among the challenge sets. To this point, dryland activities are a great time for the swimmers to build friendships with one another, learn responsibility and leadership as well as to promote a positive and competitive team environment.
Saturday practices are traditionally challenging so we want to establish this notion early. Bulldog Swimmers should be encouraged to challenge themselves and understand that Saturdays aren’t something to be feared, but looked forward to and as a methodology for better equipping our swimmers for the long-term competitive racing side of the sport!
New Website Passwords
Anyone who has not yet received their password or needs assistance with their password for the Brownsburg Swim Club website should contact Coach Josh (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive this information