These swimmers are 12 and unders who have started to exhibit good swimming skills and are prepared to train for higher levels of competition. They spend their time equally between stroke technique and training skills and processes. An increasing level of commitment is expected to swim in this group. Four to five practices per week are expected, and meet participation is required, including multiple day meets. The focus of this group is to assist and counsel swimmers as they decide their performance and commitment levels approaching our older groups.
This group is for swimmers ages 12 and under, and the majority of time is spent working on refining stroke mechanics while developing training skills. These swimmers have started to exhibit good swimming skills and race strategies. Developmental swimmers swim four days a week for one hour each day. Attendance at meets is expected.
This group is for swimmers new to Club Swimming. It will consist of a mix of 10 and under swimmers, especially those new to swimming on a year-round team or who have not yet developed to the point of training regularly. Swimmers in this group must be able to perform all strokes legally. Conditioning and race strategies are developed through regular meet participation. Attention to detail, focus on instructions, and persistence in practice are big results in this group.