Developmental

Trident

Trident Program (The Developmental Track)

Trident I (ages 5-8): Introductory swimmers, those brand new to swimming and recent swim lesson graduates. Children who are able to complete 25 yards (one length) of freestyle at a minimum are Trident I swimmers who will go through an assessment and placement evaluation prior to registration. Trident I includes introduction to the four competitive strokes through stroke technique. Practices are offered 2-4 times per week and attendance is recommended 1-2 times per week. There is no attendance requirement.

Approximately 600 yard/practice; practices approximately 30-45 minutes

Equipment: Fins and Goggles

**Locations – Trident I:

North/West Valley: Anthem CCGlendale
Phoenix/Scottsdale: AvianoCamelback VillageDC Ranch VillageGainey Village, Moon Valley, Thunderbird Academy
East Valley: Chandler/Gilbert YMCA,  Ocotillo Village,
Beyond the Valley: Kingman, Morenci, Florence

 

Trident II (ages 7-10): Introductory swimmers with a working knowledge of all four strokes and those building on skills learned from completion of Trident I or a swim school are Trident II swimmers.  All swimmers will participate in a placement assessment prior to registration. Trident II members receive further development of stroke technique, streamlines, turns and starts. Practices are offered 2-4 times per week and attendance is recommended 1-2 times per week. There is no attendance requirement. Swimmers can progress from this level to White with Coach recommendation.

Approximately 1000 yards/practice; practices approximately 45-60 minutes

Equipment: Fins and Goggles

**Locations – Trident II:

North/West Valley: Anthem CCGlendale
Phoenix/Scottsdale: AvianoCamelback VillageDC Ranch VillageGainey Village, Moon Valley, Thunderbird Academy
East Valley: Chandler/Gilbert YMCA,  Ocotillo Village,
Beyond the Valley: Kingman, Morenci, Florence

 

Trident III (10-13): Multi-sport athletes and those enjoying the journey of swimming. Swimmers building skill and experience in all four competitive strokes and preparing for high school swimming are Trident III swimmers. The focus of this group is to further develop efficient stroke technique, strength, speed and stamina. Practices are offered 3-4 times per week and attendance is recommended to 2-3 times per week. There is no attendance or meet requirement, but swimmers will enjoy the greatest benefit in technique improvement and overall fitness with consistency in attendance. Swimmers can progress from this level to Black or High School with Coach recommendation.

Approximately 1500-2000 yards per practice; practices approximately 75-90 minutes

Equipment: Fins, Goggles, Front Mount Adult Snorkel, Mesh Bag

**Locations – Trident III:

North/West Valley: Anthem CCGlendale
Phoenix/Scottsdale: AvianoCamelback VillageDC Ranch VillageGainey Village, Moon ValleyThunderbird Academy
East Valley: Chandler/Gilbert YMCA,  Ocotillo Village,
Beyond the Valley: Kingman, Morenci, Florence

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