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Bronze

Bronze Group Documents from the Coach

Hello Bronze families.  Swimmers in the Bronze group are generally ages 8 & under and have achieved most or all of the skills below Below are documents specific to your child's group for the current season.  In addition to what is shown below, be sure to review these additional documents found elsewhere on the website: (1) Practice schedule for the current season shown under the Swim Team menu, (2) online calendar under Calendar that lists key dates, (3) and the Equipment Checklist under Resources.

General Qualifications to join the Bronze Group

Below are general skills we look for children to have when entering the swim team.  Swimmers who have advanced through Level 7 of the Swim America Lesson program are generally ready for this group.  

  • Somersaults forward and backward
  • Rollover Front/Back and Back/Front
  • Float prone on surface face down with (1) arms at side and (2) both arms extended
  • Swim Freestyle 25 yards (rotary breathing)
  • Swim on back 25 yards
  • Tread water (1 minute)
  • Sitting dive
  • Breaststroke kick without scissors or flutter
  • Butterfly arms - simultaneously move arms in butterfly pattern
  • Kick butterfly with board
  • Attention span up to 60 continuous minutes in a group setting

General Information

USA-Swimming IMR/IMX Program - Swimmers should focus on entering the events within the IMR and IMX event lineup below over the course of each season.  This will ensure you obtain a score based on power points that you can follow on the USA-Swimming website or on your Deck Pass Account

  • USA Swimming’s “I am Ready” (IMR) events (1-3 years of experience)
    -- 10un: 100Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 11-12: 200Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 13up: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
  • USA Swimming’s “I am Extreme” (IMX) events (3+ years of experience)
    -- 10un: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 11-12: 500Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 13up: 500Fr, 200Bk, 200Br, 200Fly, 200IM, 400IM