The Junior Team has always been a highly successful USS Club both in the Metropolitan area and nationally, consistently producing nationally ranked Top 10 swimmers as well as Top 10 relays. Badger Junior Swimmers have gone on to be State, Sectional and Regional Champions, World Champions, NCAA and Olympic Champions.
The Junior Team is led by head coach Brian Hansbury. This team is for swimmers aged 11 years and older, learning to love the sport, building a strong base both physically and mentally, and working towards the long-term development of the athlete and becoming a Senior Team member. These swimmers will have the opportunity to compete in 1-2 swim meets per month.
Swimmers who will be 11 years old before January 2017 should be registered with the Junior team.
This group focuses on:
- Expert stroke technique and analysis
- Mastering drills and endurance in all four strokes
- Starts and Turns
- Dryland Training
- Mental Conditioning
- Goal Setting
- Meet Preparation
- Race Strategy
2016-17 Season Dates
The 2016-17 season will last approximately 10 months with an official season start date of September 6, 2016 with an end date in June TBD.
For those who want to continue swimming with Badger during the summer months, a summer program will be available to those swimmers. Details will be provided during Spring 2017.
Junior Team Schedule
New Rochelle HS Pool
- Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30- 7:30pm
- Saturday- 8:00-10:00am
Manhattanville College Pool
- Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:30pm ( 1st hour will be dry-land till weather changes)
- Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm *subject to change
Requirements & Responsibilities
All Junior Team members have a recommended requirement of 4 practices per week.
All Junior Team members must come ready for dry-land and dressed appropriately on Dryland designated days.
- Shorts and T-Shirt
- Water Bottle
- Swimming Equipment
At this level of training, it is each swimmers responsibility to bring their workout equipment with with them to each practice. All equipment should be labelled with swimmers name.
Equipment List includes:
Jr Team will need this equipment each day. Label with swimmers name, when items show different options, get creative and let swimmer choose colors and or designs. Some Flare and individualism never hurt!!
These below links are suggestions as to where to buy the equipment… shop around.
- Mesh Bags
- Pull Buoy – Single Foam Piece
- Ankle Strap
- Short Fins – Speedo, TYR, Arena, Finis all ok – No Long Blade Fins
- Paddles – Specific Type Listed
- Kick Board – Speedo Training Kick Board or Similar
- Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel
2016-17 Season Fees
All questions about Competitive Swimming should be directed to Coach Brian Hansbury.