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Join YNS: Step Two - Register


Documents for Registration:

YNS Swimmer and Parent Handbook

YNS Final Sheet of Handbook (to be signed by parents and athletes)

Data entry worksheet

Draft Form

CORI

SORI


Practice Groups:

Age Group 3

Age Group 3 is the entry-level developmental group in the YNS age group progression and is designed to introduce swimmers and their parents to competitive swimming.  Emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes by means of drills and games designed to make swimming fun.  Swimmers in this group are encouraged to participate in YMCA swim meets, particularly dual meets hosted by YNS. These swimmers will work together as a group to get to know each other and bond as YNS teammates. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend a minimum of 2 practices per week.

Age Group 2

Age Group 2 is the mid-level developmental group in the YNS age group progression.  Emphasis is placed heavily on stroke technique while mastering the essentials of competitive swimming. Understanding how to use the pace clock, proper lane etiquette, and how to create a race strategy are several of the focuses for Age Group 2 swimmers. Swimmers are encouraged to attend YMCA meets as well as several group appropriate USA swimming meets. These swimmers will work together as a group to get to know each other and bond as YNS teammates. Age Group 2 swimmers should attend 3 or more practices per week. 

Age Group 1

Age Group 1 is the top developmental group in the YNS age group progression. Swimmers in this group have already had experience competing for and training in USA and YMCA swimming environment. Emphasis is placed on advanced stroke technique and the progression towards competitive training.  Emphasis is also placed on a strong commitment to attendance. These swimmers will work together as a group to become better YNS teammates. Age Group 1 swimmers should attend 4-5 practices per week.

Junior 

Junior group is  for committed and motivated swimmers and emphasizes serious training in preparation for higher levels of swimming. The group will focus on stroke refinement, aerobic training, and strength building. The practice schedule of most sites will allow for 6-8 practices per week and the coaches will require a minimum of 4-6 practices per week. Dryland training is a requirement and will be focused on strength and conditioning.

Senior 

Senior group is a rigorous training group for  swimmers who have shown a high level of commitment to practice attendance and swim meet participation. These swimmers usually have interest in all 3 levels of swimming: YMCA, USA and High School.  Swimmers in this group are highly involved in the YNS Sharks swim team and participate in activities outside of the pool, such as volunteer activities. To be considered for this group, a swimmer should be able to practice a minimum of 6 times per week out of the maximum number of practices that are offered.  Swimmers are encouraged to come to 8-9 practices per week when offered.  Dryland training is a requirement and will be focused on strength and conditioning.