Pflugerville

Pflugerville Gilleland Creek Pool Information

Head Coach: Lara Ruthven

Assistant Coach: Daniel Alvarez


Bronze 

Coach: Lara Ruthven

Skill Requirement: ability to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke, with some ability to swim butterfly and breaststroke. Coach’s discretion at tryouts.

Practice: 3 days a week, 45 minutes in the water*

Skill development:

  • Develop proper technique for all four competitive strokes
  • Develop racing starts and turns for all four strokes.
  • Learn to circle swim and the proper swim etiquette

Bronze Advanced

Coach: Lara Ruthven

Skill Requirement: ability to swim 50 yards of each competitive stroke.

Practice: 4 days a week, 60 minutes in the water*

Skill development:

  • Develop knowledge of reading the pace clock and understanding swimming sets.
  • Improve endurance and ability to complete a structured workout with intervals.
  • Introduction competition

Silver 

Coach: Daniel Alvarez

Skill Requirement: B and BB Time standards for 14 and under. The group goal is to attain A time standards in multiple events.

Practice: 5 days a week, 75-90 minutes in the water, dryland training 2-3 days a week*

Skill development:

  • Develop proficient technique in all four strokes
  • Develop endurance, speed and power during training sessions
  • Develop racing skills and strategies to prepare for age-group competitions
  • Develop goal setting skills that are focused on a process
  • Monthly Evaluation with Coach to determine progress toward goals

Gold

Coach: Lara Ruthven

Skill Requirement: TAGS qualifiers and 14 and under A time standards. The group goal is to become TAGS finalist and attain Sectional cuts.

Practice: 6 days a week, 120 minutes in the water, dryland training 3 days a week*

Skill development:

  • Aiming to achieve the highest local, state or national level competitions
  • Continue to build endurance, speed and power through stroke mechanics and dryland training.
  • Continue to develop race strategy execution. Pre and Post Competition Analysis
  • Continue to develop goal setting skills with meaningful action steps to achieve goals
  • Monthly Evaluation with Coach to determine progress toward goals
  • Develop mental skills for competition and focused training
  • Travel will be a component in planning each competition season

*The number of practices and times are subject to change due to weather, pool maintenance, and events for all groups.


 

Join Pflugerville Swimming Checklist

  • Schedule a Try-Out*

  • Register Online

  • Provide proof of USA Swimming membership**

  • Submit a physical completed in the past 24 months, or a signed physician’s authorization form

*Try-outs must be scheduled with Lara Ruthven

**All TXLA swimming members MUST be registered with USA Swimming. A copy of your current USA Swimming member card, or a completed USA Swimming registration form is required for all TXLA members.