Team Training - Phase 1 (Observation and Assessment)
Tuesday May 31
Practice begins for the Boulder Elks Swim Team 2022 on Tuesday, May 31. Over the course of about 10 days, the staff will observe each swimmer and develop assessments and game plans for their individual development and progression.
Team Training - Phase 2 (Purposeful Training)
Monday June 13 - Friday July 8
Purposeful training is just a term that describes practicing with small goals inside of a regular team practice setting. Everyone is going through a workout, but you are working on something specific to make yourself a better swimmer, inside that workout. Feedback is general to the group, and also specific to the individual athlete.
Team Training - Phase 3 (Explosive Training)
Monday July 11 - Friday July 25
Explosive training is a term that describes practicing with an elevated level of power, speed, focus and determination. In a nutshell, we go hard! There are two weeks remaining in the season and it's time to see, feel and measure how far we have come.
Meet Explanation and Information
The Boulder Elks Swim Team continues to compete in the 2022 BVSSL (Boulder Valley Summer Swim League). And while everything was scaled down last season for the Elks, we are bringing the program back this summer with modifications, changes and upgrades.
For the past two years, the impact of COVID-19 restrictions have either eliminated or greatly modified the "traditional" BVSSL season. As of right now, in late-Winter of 2022, the plan is to return to what the BVSSL always looked like. For those of you new or newish to the program, this is what that means...
There are six (6) regularly scheduled dual meets, held on Saturdays across June and July.
2022 Practice Schedule
8 & Under
There will be a few specific changes to some of the practice times during the Summer to allow for Time Trials, Competition and Intramural Relays.
Make-Up Practice Times
If you miss a practice (or 3), you will be able to come into the pool for a Make-Up Practice session on Monday/Wednesday nights from 4-5pm. These training sessions are geared around getting in your missed yardage and activity.
Yes, we would like for you to attend all practices.
Yes, you most likely will miss some things when you are not around.
Yes, being at practice makes you a better teammate.
No, we don't expect you to be at every practice because we know it's the Summer and you have lots of other things planned. Relax.
But when you can't make it to practice, let your coach know as soon as possible. It's not cool to just be a no-show.
And when you are at practice, you should try and be a few things; like happy, energetic, mindful and athletic.