ThunderSharks are our entry level group at Heartland Aquatics. This group’s primary focus is refining freestyle and backstroke, learning breaststroke and butterfly, race starts, turns and having fun. Swimmers learn to read a pace clock, swimming set language, understanding “drag” and how to reduce it, sportsmanship, nutritional needs of young swimmers and the importance of setting goals.
Swimmers must meet the minimum requirements to join the ThunderSharks.
· 1 x 50 yard continuous freestyle swim
· 2 x 25 yard continuous backstroke swims
· 1 x 50 yard continuous flutterkick on the back in streamline position
ThunderShark Lead Coach: Katherine Steinberger
ThunderShark Assistant Coaches: Liz Shipman & Jake Cooper
Practice Sessions: M-F, 65 Minutes
HLA recommends a minimum of 3 practices/week and at least 1 meet a season in this group.