Practice Groups

Newport Beach Swimming Practice Groups


4-5 and/or 5-6 pm White Group - Lead Coach - Stephanie May
This is our learn-to-swim and early competitive group. While water safe, these swimmers are completely new to any type of competitive techniques. They will focus on drills, kicking and body position development, understanding all four strokes as well as early competitive skills like using the pace clock, diving and flip turns.

4-5 and/or 5-6 pm Red Group - Lead Coach - Lexie Kelly

This group is comfortable swimming all four strokes and regularly participate in swim meets occurring throughout the year. Training focuses on light conditioning, further stroke development, speed awareness and competitive improvement.

4:00-6:00 pm Blue Group - Lead Coach - Jim Dietrich 
This is our most advanced age group. These athletes are focused on achieving Junior Olympic time standards and engaging in conditioning sets, advanced technical adaptation, and race oriented skill development.

6:00-7:00 pm MWF / 6:30-7:30 pm T Th Masters Group - Lead Coach - Lexie Kelly

This is our evening adult training group focused on health, fitness and competitive involvement when interested. As with all our training groups, this group will also focus on a balance of conditioning and stroke development proving that we old dogs can learn new tricks. (And M-F 5:30-7:00 am Morning Masters, in case parents would like to join us?)

4:00-5:00 OR 5:00-6:00 pm Junior Guards Swim Training (Jan. - March) - Lead Coaches - Jim Dietrich, Stephanie May and Lexie Kelly.

This swim program will have a progression of drills for teaching proper technique, body & head position, breathing, holding water during pulling, kicking, gaining distance per stroke, increasing stroke rate without losing efficiency, and ultimately swimming faster so they will make their goal times for the 100 yard Junior Guards Swim Test.