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Senior 

The Senior Gold group consists of swimmers ages 13&over that have a high skill level and commitment to swimming. Swimmers in this group have USS A times or better and compete regularly in meets. A minimum of seven of the eight available practices per week are expected, and meet participation is required. (Equipment: Swim Bag, short training fins, Center-Mount Snorkels, Tempo Trainer (swimmer's metronome). T

Criteria for advancing:

  • Attendance, Approach, and Attitude at the required level as determined by the Head Coach.

Age Group Gold

These swimmers have started to exhibit good swimming skills. They spend their time equally between stroke technique and training skills and processes. Age Group Gold swimmers are offered practices six days a week where workouts range from one and a half to two hours per day.

Criteria for advancing to the Senior Silver group:

  • 10 x 100 FS on 1:25
  • 10 x 100 IM on 1:40
  • Swim a 200 IM and 500 Free in competition
  • Regular Attendance of at least 4 practices per week in Age Group Gold group
  • Attendance, Approach, and Attitude at the required level as determined by the Head Coach.

Age Group Silver

The majority of time is spent working on refining stroke mechanics. These swimmers have started to exhibit good swimming skills and will be introduced to some training skills and processes. Age Group Silver swimmers swim four days a week for one hour each day.

Criteria for advancing to the Age Group Gold group:

  • 10 x 100 FS on 1:45
  • 10 x 100 IM on 2:00
  • Be confident of swimming a 200 IM in Competition
  • Attend a minimum of two meets
  • Regular Attendance of at least 3 practices per week in Age Group Silver
  • Attendance, Approach, and Attitude at the required level as determined by the Head Coach.

Age Group Bronze & Diamonds

This is a novice group with a major emphasis on stroke technique. This group will be introduced to a few low-level competitions. These swimmers swim three days per week for one hour each day.