Swim Teams

swim-teams-photo-01I’On Club offers swim teams for all ages and skill levels. Joining a swim team allows your kids to stay active, achieve personal growth through self-improvement, interact with their peers, and learn valuable lessons through a team sport. Our knowledgeable and experienced coaches and volunteers regularly provide positive reinforcement, and are supportive role models for swimmers to relate to and emulate.

I’On’s coaches are devoted to developing swimmers over the long-term, and the first commitment is to the needs of the swimmers.  Groups are kept at a low swimmer to coach ratio to ensure personal attention and quality instruction.  Your child is not just a number in the crowd with the I’On.  We provide an environment for kids to develop personal growth and learn important values such as passion, pride and perseverance in the sport of swimming and in life.

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ION-Hurricane_LOGO-175x197The I’On Hurricanes year-round swim team has exceptional programs and teaching professionals for swimmers at any level. Whether your child is an experienced swimmer or new to the sport of competitive swimming, the I’On Hurricanes’ progressive groups, dedicated coaching staff, and first-rate facility provide a home for your swimmer and family.

Swimmers may enroll on the I’On Hurricanes Year Round Swim Team at any time.  To enroll, contact 843-971-7834.  An in-water evaluation is required for each swimmer. Practices are held Monday-Saturday.  Times vary per age group. Registration forms are available in the Clubhouse.

Requirements

All swimmers must:

Have the endurance to participate for the duration of each practice.
Demonstrate knowledge of all four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Be able to swim 100 yards using proper freestyle breathing techniques.
Commitment to the sport of swimming and the training schedule.


Group Levels

Category 1  (Novice, ages 7-10) Swimmers in Category 1 are introduced to the basic mechanics and fundamental technique of all four competitive strokes. Coaches are enthusiastic and encouraging in this low intensity group, and swimmers also develop a team spirit and love of swimming.

Category 2  (Developmental, ages 8-12) Category 2 emphasizes proper stroke technique, helping swimmers improve their skills and abilities. Interval and endurance training is introduced and swimmers begin to develop a strong work ethic.

Category 3  (Intermediate, ages 11-17) Category 3 further develops the swimmer’s potential. Swimmers learn advanced techniques. Practices also include increasing interval, endurance, and heart rate training for improved performance and efficiency in the water.

Category 4  (Advanced, ages 13-18) Swimmers in Category 4 are knowledgeable and show skillful aquatic ability. Goal driven and technique oriented, swimmers are committed to competitive swimming and motivated to maximize their achievements in the sport.

Category 5 (Elite, ages 15-21) Category 5 is reserved for national level swimmers. Practices feature extremely rigorous training and swimmers maximize their learning experience.

Tropical Storms  (Noncompetitive, ages 7-18) The Tropical Storms program is an option for swimmers not interested in competition, but allowing swimmers to improve fitness, increase strength, and build endurance in a fun team setting.

The primary focus of the I’On Hurricanes Program is:

Fun
Stroke Technique and Mechanics
Endurance and Stroke Development
Rules and regulations of competitive swimming
Training and developing swimmers to compete

Joining a summer swim team offers a great way to introduce your child to sport of competitive swimming. The I’On Club provides a positive and fun atmosphere for swimmers to learn and improve. Team membership encourages personal growth through self-improvement, interactive participation, learning, and sportsmanship. Our experienced coaches regularly provide positive reinforcement and are supportive role models for swimmers to relate to and emulate.

Swimmers ages 5-18 are eligible and encouraged to join the I’On Summer Storms Swim Team. Club membership is not required. Meets are scheduled for 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, and 7/5.

There are two options for the 2017 season.
• Preseason camp from May 1 – May 31 (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.).

• Regular season from June 6 – July 15 with the following practice times:
– Ages 6 and under : Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 9 a.m.
– Ages 7-10: Monday through Friday from 9 – 9:45 a.m.
– Ages 11 and up: Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration for the Summer Storms swim team begins April 8.  View complete details here.

If you have questions about Summer Storms swim team, please contact 843-971-7834.  Discounts apply for multiple children in the same family.

For information on aquatics programs, please contact Emzi Wewers at e.wewers@theionclub.com.