PDSC Partners
Junior Advanced


The Junior Advanced program is reserved for swimmers 12 & under seeking to compete at the Jr Olympic level. Athletes are selected for this training group by the Head Coach and will have every opportunity for success and is reserved for those looking to be challenged to be their absolute best. Participation in the program means the athlete and their family are fully committed to their performance goals. The environment is supportive and we strive to ensure that every athlete gets the personalized attention they need to meet or exceed their swimming goals.

The Junior program practices five days per week for 1.5hrs The swimmers in this group will have the opportunity to compete in local and statewide swim meets.

  • M-F 3:30-5:00pm
  • Sat 8:00-10:00am

COSTS & COMMITMENTS: This program costs $120.00 a month. A once yearly $66.00 USA Swimming registration fee is also required. There are no additional fees or family volunteer requirements to participate.

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Senior Intermediate/Junior Advanced Group Criteria 

The Senior Intermediate/Junior Advanced group is focused on preparing swimmers for the Senior Advanced group. This group will meet the needs of athletes coming from other sports, high school swimmers or swimmer currently in the PDSC program who are still working on developing speed. Technique is the primary focus with speed, power and explosiveness playing large roles.

Practice is offered five times a week. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend all practices as skills and progressions build from one practice session to another.  This group does not have Saturday morning practices.

Swimmers entering the Senior Intermediate program must be at least 11 years old and complete four of the following six:

  • 10x100@ 1:30
  • 8x50@ 1:00 kick
  • Swim under 1:15 in 100yd freestyle for girls/ 1:10 for boys
  • Swim Red qualifying times in main events (2)


Expectations of the Senior Intermediate/Junior Advanced Group:

  • Strive to be competitive at the Committee/LSC level and prepare athletes for both competency at the LSC/Age Group Championship/Junior Olympic Level and movement into Senior Advanced group (if so desired)
  • To consistently improve commitment level and training/racing ability from season to season
  • Continue becoming more fluid in swimming (no splashing)
  • Actively improve distance per stroke
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Attendance should improve, not decline as the athlete matures
  • Training attitudes should be more productive and supportive as the athlete gets older
  • Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to actions needed to promote and support the goals of the team
  • Attend all meets prescribed by coaching staff unless Senior coach agrees to absence
  • Active in club fundraising
  • Display ability to train appropriately for the athlete’s experience and stated goals
  • Parental involvement in "wet side" decreases but increases on "dry side" during tenure


Goals and Expectations for the Senior Intermediate/Junior Advanced Group:

  • Continue becoming more fluid in swimming (no splashing)
  • Actively improve distance per stroke
  • Translate power and athleticism developed in dryland training to speed in the water
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Provide an effective training program to swimmers who may not have come up through the PDSC Program. 
  • Swimmers will learn to actively monitor and improve their stroke technique
  • Swimmer understands and takes responsibility for attendance and performance, work habits in practice and how these three relate to meet performance
  • Active in club fundraising