The HUB Recreation Center will soon offer a USA Certified Competitive Swim Team. Through the coaching efforts of Melise Oakley, we hope to provide a fun, family-oriented atmosphere to further to the sport with a rigorous and comprehensive outlet to expand skills for our members as competitive swimmers. Oakley, former Jr. All-American, former SIUC collegiate swimmer and former Marion Marlin with top 16 times in the nation and AAAA times, is excited to bring her expertise in the sport to The HUB. Participants will also receive comprehensive dry land time with one of our trainers.

We hope to work hand and hand with your SISL league in order to provide your child every opportunity to learn, grow and enjoy this sport just as we do here at The HUB Recreation Center.

For more information, or, to express interest in joining, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Jared King at (618) 751-7188 or email aquatics@thehubmarion.com today.

First Tryout Date: Monday, January 7th

4 p.m.: 12 years and under

5 p.m.: 13 years and older

 

GROUP LEVELS

Test Day:

          Swimmers will be required to test for their appropriate group upon registration. Test day will be held the first Monday of every month for new members. 4 p.m.: 12 years and under   5 p.m.: 13 years and older

Group 1:

This is open to swimmers legal in 3-4 strokes, especially those who have never competed in USA Club swimming. The fundamentals of competitive swimming will be focused on, such as circle swimming, pace clock basics, interval basics as well as kick, drill, stroke critique, and set work up to 1500 yards. Attendance to at least 2 evening water practices a week is mandatory.

Group 2:

          This is open to swimmers legal in all 4 strokes and have had minimal USA Club swimming or comparable experience. Swimmers will begin to introduce more stroke refinement and higher interval sets, turns, dives, and up to 2500 yards per practice. Practice attendance of 3 times per week (minimum 2 water practices) will be mandatory.

Group 3:

          This is open to swimmers legal in all 4 strokes with advanced knowledge of swim etiquette, race starts, flip and open ended turns, intervals, and will be expected to have the ability to swim all USA competitive swim events with goals of BB, B, or A national age group times. Practices will be 3000-4500 yards in length and will focus on stroke refinement, race refinement, and shaping swimmers into well rounded athletes. Attendance to 4 practice days is mandatory (minimum 3 in water practices) and swimmers are encouraged to swim at least one additional morning practice per week.

Senior:

          This is open to the most advanced Manta Rays. Swimmers must be engulfed in the sport of swimming, plan to represent our team at meets regularly, and have goals of achieving A, AA, AAA and AAAA national age group swim times. All Swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 in water practices per week (morning or evening) and 1 dry land practice per week. Additional practice times are strongly encouraged to be able to compete against our competition in the Chicago and Saint Louis areas. Practices will be 4000 yards+.

REGISTRATION FEE AND PRICING

Registration Fee (covers USA Athlete Registration Fee and Apparel Fee): $100

ADDITIONAL PRICING

Group

Member

Non-Member

1

$40/mo

$100/mo

2

$40/mo

$100/mo

3

$80/mo

$140/mo

Senior

$80/mo

$140/mo

*prices subject to change as team develops

*does not include meet registration fees or travel expenses

PRACTICE TIMES

Group

Water

Dry Land

1

MWF 4:00-5:15pm

S 8:45-9:45am

TR 4:00-4:45pm

2

MWF 4:00-5:15pm

S 8:45-9:45am

TR 4:00-4:45pm

3

MWF 5:15-7:00pm

S 9:45-11:15am

TR 4:00-5:30pm

Senior

MWF 5:15-7:00pm

S 9:45-11:15am

TR 4:00-5:30pm

Morning Practice

 

6am-7am