Age Group Progression

AGE GROUP: COMPETITIVE
The Age Group Competitive Group consists of predominantly 12 and Under swimmers who have the ability, desire and commitment to continue and develop their competitive swimming career with SWIFT Aquatics. Age Group Competitive offers 6 workouts per week. As notes, this is a competitive group and competing in meets throughout the season is a requirement. Challenging workouts are designed to help our Age Group athletes strive toward qualifying for the Regional Championship meet.

Age Group Competitive Swimming Requirements
3-B Min Time Standards
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USA SWIMMING MOTIVATIONAL TIME STANDARDS]

Age Group Competitive Goals

► Swim 400 IM with legal technique and proper transitions
► Race in every distance, every stroke available over duration of season
► Achieve Regional and Age Group time standards for their age bracket
► Improve fluidity in turns and push-offs
► Improve start and backstroke entry into water
► Begin learning how to manage effort and intensity through practice
► Learn and improve goal setting skills
► Improve on controlling attitude and focus within workout and understand that they affect teammates
► Create a core group of ‘training friends’
► Sit with friends and teammates at swim meets
► Listen to coaches.

Age Group Training Equipment (Team Gear Store)

► Fins
► Mesh bag
► Tempo Trainer
► Front Mounted Snorkel
► Paddles - finger tip and hand paddles
► Water Bottle
► Kickboard (optional)
► Swimsuit (no board shorts for boys)
► Goggles (two pair)
► SWIFT cap (required for anyone with long hair)

Swim Meets

Swim meets are held once or twice a month.  Swimmers in Age Group should attend at least one swim meet each month, competing in a total of at least 5 USA Meets throughout the season.
 

AGE GROUP: PERFORMANCE
This is the highest competitive group for 12 and Unders that SWIFT Aquatics offers. The Age Group Performance Group is composed mostly of 11-12 year old athletes that have Regional qualifying times. Our Performance Group introduces different levels of intensity in speed and endurance, while still focusing on developing the technical and competitive skill sets. This group offers 6 practices a week and 2 dryland workouts designed to help our athletes to qualify for the Age Group Championships and beyond.

Age Group Performance Swimming Requirements
3- 11-12 BB Min Time Standards | 10 and Unders 2- A Min Time Standards
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USA SWIMMING MOTIVATIONAL TIME STANDARDS]

Age Group Performance Goals

► Swim 400 IM with legal technique and proper transitions
► Race in every distance, every stroke available over duration of season
► Achieve Age Group time standards for their age bracket and final in an event
► Improve fluidity in turns and push-offs
► Improve start and backstroke entry into water
► Begin learning how to manage effort and intensity through practice
► Learn and improve goal setting skills
► Improve on controlling attitude and focus within workout and understand that they affect teammates
► Create a core group of ‘training friends’
► Sit with friends and teammates at swim meets
► Listen to coaches.

Age Group Performance Training Equipment (Team Gear Store)

► Fins
► Mesh bag
► Tempo Trainer
► Front Mounted Snorkel
► Paddles - finger tip and hand paddles
► Water Bottle
► Kickboard (optional)
► Swimsuit (no board shorts for boys)
► Goggles (two pair)
► SWIFT cap (required for anyone with long hair)

 

 

GROUP DESCRIPTIONS