the competitive team at Malibu Canyon Aquatics

training GROUPS

RIO GROUP:      

The Rio Group is designed as the bridge program between swim school and swim team and serves as the training ground for developing our baseline fundamentals: posture; line; and balance. In the Rio Group every swimmer is focused primarily on learning and acquiring skills while building solid stroke foundations. Rio Group will attend competitions throughout the year based on the coaches recommendation, with the focus of those competitions being to practice and hone skills learned in training. We track progress and development through skill acquisition as opposed to times and results.


In the Rio Group, swimmers build a base for strength and aerobic capacity primarily through their legs and kicking. They are taught basic land exercises to strengthen the core muscles and practice them on a daily basis. They are also introduced to the clock and how it is used to measure time and intervals as they pertain to swimming.

Monthly Cost                    Annual Cost

     $135                               $1620


While the primary focus is still on stroke development, swimmers in the Athens Group begin to shift their attention toward “race ready” training. With a continued emphasis on building their conditioning base through kicking, they are introduced to race-pace training that will help them forge sustainable speed. They learn the basics of racing and are challenged to maintain technique and fundamentals under stress. Competition progress is tracked through both the execution of skills acquired in training as well as through times and personal bests.


Dry land exercises they have learned on the Development Team will be expanded upon and added to in order to continue developing critical core and functional strength. In this group, they practice advanced interval training and begin mastering use of the pace clock.


Primary Events:  50 of all strokes, 100 Free, 100 IM

Monthly Cost                    Annual Cost

     $150                               $1800

beijing GROUP:       

Members of the Beijing Group are beginning to turn their focus toward high level swimming, but with a continued emphasis on the mastery of fundamental swimming skills. Advanced stroke refinement, mastering the pace clock, aerobic kicking and high intensity race training are all focal points of the progression these swimmers will follow. In addition, they will begin a more extensive dry land program that branches out from the core and uses body weight exercises to strengthen their growing and maturing muscles.


Beijing Group also provides swimmers with their first glimpse into higher level conditioning where swimmers learn about and execute training within all three of the essential energy systems. These young swimmers will be challenged both physically and mentally in their daily training under the pressure of race-intensity training.


Primary Events:  50 and 100 of all strokes, 200 Free, 200 IM

Monthly Cost                    Annual Cost

     $160                               $1920


The London Group is our athlete's first real introduction into the world of high performance swimming. Swimmers in London will be pushed physically and mentally to become stronger both in and out of the water. With a strong aerobic base in place, these young athletes will begin to challenge their anaerobic system and build upon their quality through intense, focused, race-quality training that will prepare to swim at the highest level in all strokes and distances. Members of the London Group are expected to maintain 80% attendance in training and compete on a consistent basis year-round.


Swimmers in the London Group learn to lead by example. We work with these athletes to help them grow as individuals so they can truly embody our core values and guide their younger teammates to create a stronger, more inclusive community of swimmers. 


Primary Events:  All races 200 yards and below, 400 IM and 500 Free

Monthly Cost                    Annual Cost

     $170                               $2040