Training Group Structure & Qualifying Criteria
Admittance: The swimmer will be selected by PSC Head Coach with guidance and input from other PSC Coaches.
Group Dynamic: The ages of the athlete in this group may be as young as 13 and as old as a post-grad. Swimmers in this group have obtained Sectional qualifying times. Gold is designed for the highly motivated athlete. The goal is to handle 8-10 workouts per week, including intense “dry” workouts. Swimmers in Gold are committed to achieving Junior National, Senior Nationals, Olympic Trials cuts and participation in International competitions. An emphasis on placing athletes in a collegiate program is of strong importance.
Admittance: The swimmer will be selected by PSC Head Coach with guidance and input from other PSC coaches. All new first-time year round swimmers will who have already begun their freshman year of high school.
Group Dynamic: The ages of the athlete in this group range 13-18 years olds who have entered their freshman year of high school. Swimmers in this group may consist of Senior athletes that have not met criteria for Gold or they are first time year-round swimmers or the athlete is committed to multiple activities. Regular attendance at practices is highly recommended. Athletes in Silver are committed to improving their level of ability and fitness. An emphasis to be promoted to Gold and possible collegiate swimming will be presented. The ability to make 6 workouts/week will be expected. Opportunities to compete at highest level championship meet possible, including but not limited to Junior Olympics (JO's), Age Group & Senior States, Far Westerns and Sectionals will be presented.