This Squad is intended for 12 years old to middle schoolers
- Be 12 years old and at least
- Be able to complete 30 x 100 Freestyle @ 1:30 best average speed of 1:20 for girls and 1:17 for boys in 25 SCM pool.
- Swim an efficiency set of 12 x 200 IM @3:15
- 77% attendance or higher for 14 and under, 88% for 15 and over swimmers. Coach retains discretion of accepting absences, which do not count against the attendance figure.
- Must conduct themselves with honor and selflessness at all competitions regardless of circumstances.
- Live lifestyle appropriate for achieving the greatest personal success.
- Great nutrition/massage/yoga
- No drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.
- Ability to train at or above a level appropriate for current experience and speed.
- Willingness to attend and perform in every meet, in every event and every distance recommended by Head Coach.
- Junior Squad swimmers are expected to do everything within their power to reach their own personal potential
- Make Finals at the CT Age Group and achieve at least 3 Senior Championships qualifying standards.
- Achieve AG Zones and Senior Zones Qualifying standards
- Be able to complete 16 x 100 Freestyle @ 1:25 best average speed of 1:18 for girls and 1:14 for boys in 25 SCM pool.
- Swim an efficiency set of 6 x 200 IM @2:50 and 3 x 400 IM @6:00
- To participate in all RAC intended zone and National level meets.
- This is RAC’s third-highest performance Squad. RAC’s Junior Squad program is designed with the intention of providing the curriculum and atmosphere necessary to achieve success at CT Age Group Championships.
- Its primary purpose is to develop swimmers to race and win beyond State, and Zone meets.
- Swimmers in this Squad will achieve Age Group Championship, Eastern Age Group Championship, Senior Championship, and Senior Zone Championships qualifying time standards.
- Swimmers in this Squad will come from AGE GROUP (AG). Competitive swimmers coming from outside programs which can achieve the Junior Squad Standards will be evaluated by the Head Coach through a practice tryout.
- Junior Squad practice is offered nine pool sessions and three dry land sessions per week on average.
- Parental involvement in swimming decisions at a minimum. Once swimmers achieve competency, the swimming relationship must be limited to coach/athlete for them to progress to their highest capabilities.
Notes on training: The Junior Squad Athlete is a positive and hard-working swimmer for the RAC program as a whole. They are expected to work towards their short and long-term goals on a daily basis and be role models for others in the Club. Junior Swimmers must have the desire to improve and strive for the highest level. Decisions on movement will be taken depending on the achievement of performance criteria, commitment, age and physiological stage of individuals concerned as well as training attitude. Ultimately all decisions and reviews will be made at the Coaching Staff discretion. The swimmer must display a history of above requirements BEFORE being moved to the Senior group.