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Junior National Group

Ages 12.5- 14.7

The Junior National group provides a high-level intense and focused training environment for those swimmers training for 13-14 Junior Olympics, Far Westerns, Sectionals, and higher championship meets. These swimmers attend Senior II meets as often as possible, strive to place within the Top 8 at championship meets, and strive to achieve Top 10 national times in their age group. Swimmers have written race goals and corresponding training goals. Swimmers swim with their goals in mind every practice. Swimmers maintain focus on stroke technique, body position, and kicking to set themselves up for short and long term success.

Entry-level expectations for Junior National swimmers:

  • Must attend 5-6 practices per week.  Practice requirements are strictly enforced.
  • Must be able to train and make intervals at the same level as other Junior National swimmers already in the group.

  • Must have two 13-14 National USA Swimming 'A' times to enter this group.
  • Able to complete the following set:
  • 10 x 50s freestyle @ :40
  • 8 x 50s back dolphin kick with fins @ :40
  • 10 x 50s kick 5 @ :50 / 5 @ :55
  • 8 x 25s scull @ :30
  • 4 x 200 IM @ 2:55
  • 5 x 100 free @ 1:15
  • 1 x 400 IM @ 5:30
  • Knowledge of Junior Olympic, Far Westerns, Sectional and "Top 10" times.

Sites Available: Gunderson High School (all National track groups practice only at GHS)