The Viking Swim Team offers
training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability
levels. It is the goal of VSC to offer age specific training for
all of our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each
individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
Please call us at
907-772-4946 to schedule a tryout, or click here to send us
an email request for more information.
Swimmers are placed in specific training groups for practices,
depending on age and ability.
This group is learning to swim comfortably with no assistance. The
coach gets in the water to
assist these swimmers often, but mostly early in the season. These
swimmers work on
improving stroke technique and endurance, and learn to do racing
starts and turns. Swimmers
should be at least 6 years old, and be able to swim 25 yards
unassisted. Competition is available when the swimmer is ready.
This group is proficient in all 4 strokes. This group continues to
learn the fundamentals of
competitive swimming and begins to refine their strokes and racing
skills. Endurance training is
introduced and swimmers are challenged more as they build strength
In this group, physical conditioning will receive more emphasis.
The swimmers must have the
ability to train longer and with more intensity. The training
environment will often be challenging
and more goal-oriented. Swimmers in this group should plan to
attend all practices in order to
achieve consistent improvement.
This group is preparing for Senior-level training and competition.
They will continue to develop
in all aspects of the program, with more emphasis on training
specialization. These swimmers
should be at least 11 years old and should be prepared to attend
This is our top training group. These swimmers should be highly
motivated and committed.
They are preparing for Senior Regional, Junior National, and Senior
National level competition.
The training program is physically and mentally demanding and
includes dryland and weight
training. Training specialization is emphasized, geared towards
individual goals. Swimmers must
be prepare for physical and mental challenges of training that go
with higher-level competition.
In addition our regular training program, the Viking Swim Club
competes in a full schedule of
swim meets from October through May. USA Swimming meets average 3
days in length and are
offered 1 to 3 times per month. Participation in meets is
encouraged as the experience is
typically fun as well as instructive.