The Colorado Springs Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Colorado Springs Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
CSST provides four training groups. Each training group has specific age and ability requirements:
Pre-Competitive Lessons -- The CSST Swim Lesson program is for swimmers 5 year or older that are looking to build on their pre-existing skill sets to prepare for joining a competitive swim team. Emphasis is on continued development of basic water safety and stroke technique in a small group setting. As swimmers progress within the pre-competitive swim lesson program, swimmers will have the option to transition into our Silver program. Each 30 minute lesson is limited to four swimmers.
Silver Team -- designed for swimmers 5 years and older who are able to swim a length of the pool freestyle and backstroke "comfortably". This program is designed to introduce swimmers to the sport of swimming. Swimmers will learn all 4 competitive strokes, as well as proper starts and turns associated with each stroke. Meets are offered approximately once every 4-6 weeks. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in meets but are not required. Practices are held at Coronado High School & Palmer High School, as well as Woodmen Hills Rec Center.
Gold Team -- competitive age group program for swimmers 8 years to 13 years who are proficient in all 4 strokes, turns and starts and meet the head age group coach's standards. Gold team practices 4-5 times a week. Swimmers are expected to attend practice a minimum of 3 days a week. Swimmers should swim in meets approximately once every 4-6 weeks. Practices are held at Colorado College, and occasionally at the Olympic Training Center.
Senior Team -- competitive program for swimmers 12 years and older who meet specific sets established by the head coach. Seniors are offered 5-9 practices per week. Swimmers should be attending a minimum of 5 practices. Practices are held at the Olympic Training Center and Colorado College.
Masters Team -- Our Masters Swim Team is a great opportunity for adult swimmers to further their achievements. Jamie Louie has been coaching with CSST for over 19 years. Masters is open to all levels MWF 5:30am-7:00am and SAT 6:30-8am at Colorado College. Try the first practice for free.