About Youth Workouts
Youth Workout Times:
Your Youth Monthly Membership gives you access to 3 weekly workouts:
The Sunday workout is open to both adult and youth swimmers. It is “long course” and Coach O’Brien is in the pool with participants rather than on deck.
In long course, each pool length is 50 meters — about twice as long as the short course (25 yard) length. Youth swimmers should be confident about swimming 50 meters straight before attending Sunday workouts.
What to Expect:
Weekday workouts are one hour long and range from 2000 to 2500 yards. Coach O'Brien will place swimmers in their lanes based on her evaluation.
Each workout consists of a warm-up set followed by a series of short sets (50-200 yards) emphasizing the 4 swim strokes: freestyle, breast stroke, backstroke and butterfly. Coach O'Brien will give correction and feedback to perfect the different strokes. Workouts usually include pulling with a pull buoy and kicking with a board. Occasionally, youth swimmers will practice block starts. Both pull buoys and boards are available for use at the swim center. Swimmers may bring their own fins to swim with.
While Coach O'Brien emphasizes correct stroke development, her youth workouts include a lot of fun WITH the challenges.
Sunday workouts are long course. The lane length is 50 meters instead of 25 yards. The workout ranges between 3000-3500 meters.
What to Bring to the Workout:
- Swim cap
- Swim fins (optional)
- Toiletries (if desired)
- Shower shoes or flip flops (recommended)
- A bag to carry your swim gear.
The Petaluma swim center has hot showers. There are no lockers, towels, or toiletries. Please do not leave anything of value (cell phones, keys, wallet) in the locker room.
For more information, contact us.