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Competitive Team Groups

2019-2020 PEAK COMPETITIVE TEAM GROUPS

Novice I - $125/month

Novice I is a  foundational group for children ages 6-8 who are new to the sport of swimming.  They are introduced to fundamental skills needed to develop each of the four competitive strokes, and they begin learning racing start progressions.  Additionally, swimmers learn essential habits for safe and effective training as well as rules and procedures for competition.  Swimmers begin building the competitive experience through competition in practice, intrasquad competitions, and USA swimming meets.  Novice I meets 1 hour two times per week and 1.25 hours one time per week.

Age Group I - Red - $125/month

Age Group I Red is a developmental group for children ages 6 - 8 who demonstrate basic mastery of the four competitive strokes.  In this group, swimmers learn essential stroke technique, racing starts and turns, and basic training concepts.  In addition to competitive experiences during practice and intrasquad competitions, swimmers attend one USA Swimming meet per month. This group meets three times per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Age Group I - Blue - $125/month

Age Group I Blue is an advanced  developmental group for 7 - 8 year olds with a demonstrated mastery of the four competitive strokes and racing starts.    Swimmers learn higher level skill in each competitive stroke and more advanced start and turn techniques.  While this group is focused primarily on developing stroke technique, some interval training is introduced.  In addition to competitive experiences during practice and intrasquad competitions, swimmers attend one USA Swimming meet per month.  Age Group I Blue group meets four times per week for one hour and fifteen minutes. 

Novice II - $140/month

Novice II is a foundational group  for  9 - 10 year olds new to the sport of swimming. Swimmers in this group learn fundamental components of  the four competitive strokes, racing start progressions, and turn techniques.  Additionally, swimmers learn essential habits for safe and effective training as well as rules and procedures for competition.  Swimmers begin building the competitive experience through competition in practice, intrasquad competitions, and USA swimming meets.   Novice II meets 1 hour two times per week and 1.5 hours one time per week.

Age Group II Red - $140/month

 Age Group II Red  is a developmental  group for 9 - 10-year olds  with basic mastery of the four competitive strokes.  Swimmers learn competitive stroke technique, racing starts and turns, and essential practice habits and disciplines.  In addition to competitive experiences during practice and intrasquad competitions, swimmers attend one USA Swimming meet per month. This group meets three times per week for 1.5 hours and one day per week for 1.25 hours.

Age Group II Purple- $140/month

Age Group II Purple is an advanced developmental group for  9 - 10 year olds who have demonstrated competitive  and basic training skills and are able to begin maintaining those skills for increasing durations and levels of intensity.  Swimmers learn technical skills to improve competitive performance, increase training intensity, and build competitive mindset.  To qualify for this group, swimmers must have at least 3 USA Swimming B times in 2 different strokes, maintain strong technical skills during training sets, demonstrate commitment through consistent practice attendance, and  understand the connection between disciplined practice and competitive performance. Swimmers build competitive experience daily in practice and monthly at USA Swimming meets. Age Group II Purple meets three times per week for 1.5 hours and one time per week for 1.25 hours.. 

Age Group II Blue - $140/month

Age Group II Blue is  a high performance group for  9 - 10  year olds with competitive mastery of the individual medley.  In this group, swimmers learn advanced stroke technique, racing skills, competitive mindset, and training methods.  To qualify for the group, swimmers must have 3 BB times in at least 2 strokes, meet practice performance objectives,  and demonstrate commitment through excellent practice attendance and personal discipline.  Swimmers hone competitive performance daily in practice and monthly at USA Swimming meets. Age Group II Blue meets four times per week for 1.5 hours and one time per week for 1.25 hours. 

Junior Development I - $140/month

 Junior Development is a  foundational group for  11-12-year olds new to the sport of swimming.  Swimmers in this group learn fundamental skills for the four competitive strokes, racing start progressions, and turn techniques.  Additionally, swimmers learn essential habits for safe and effective training as well as rules and procedures for competition.  Swimmers begin building the competitive experience through competition in practice, intrasquad competitions, and USA swimming meets. Junior Development I meets two times per week for 1 hour and one time per week for 1.5 hours.

Bronze I - $150/month

Bronze I is a stroke development group for  11 -12 year olds who are working to master technical skills in each competitive stroke.  Swimmers focus primarily on stroke skills and  racing starts and turns as they learn to train and compete at increasingly higher levels.  In addition to competitive experiences during practice and intrasquad competitions, swimmers attend one USA Swimming meet per month. Bronze 1 meets four times per week for 1.75 hours and one time per week for 1.25 hours. Swimmers compete in one meet per month.

Bronze II - $170/month

Bronze II is a competitive development group for 11 -12 year olds  who have demonstrated competitive mastery of the individual medley and are making the connection between practice habits and competitive expectations.  Swimmers learn increasingly advanced stroke technique, racing skills, competitive mindsets, and training methods.  To qualify for this group, swimmers must  have at least three 11-12 USA Swimming  B times in 2 different strokes, must be able to maintain strong stroke technique under fatigue in practice, demonstrate commitment through consistent practice attendance, and  understand the connection between disciplined practice and competitive performance. Swimmers build competitive experience daily in practice and monthly at USA Swimming meets.  Bronze II  meets three times per week for two hours, two times per week of 1.5 hours and one time per week for 1.25 hours. 

Bronze III - $170/month

Bronze III is a high performance group for 11 -12 year old swimmers who have demonstrated high levels of commitment to competitive performance.   In this group, swimmers learn increasingly advanced stroke technique, racing skills, competitive mindsets, and training methods. To qualify for this group, swimmers must be at or near 11-12 Gulf Age Group Championship time standards in two different strokes and must have demonstrated high levels of performance and personal discipline in practice. Competitive performance is emphasized daily in practice as well as in intrasquad competitions and USA Swimming meets. Bronze III meets four times per week for two hours, one time per week for 1.5 hours and one time per week for 1.25 hours. 

Silver I - $155/month

Silver I is a competitive development group for  13 - 14 year olds with a demonstrated mastery of the four competitive strokes.  Swimmers learn effective stroke technique,  racing skills, competitive mindset, and work toward increasingly higher levels of competitive performance. As a competitive group, Silver I swimmers attend one meet per month to work toward competitive performance goals.  Silver 1 meets four times per week for two hours and one time per week for 1.5 hours. 

Silver II - $185/month

 Silver II is a high performance group for 13 - 14  year old swimmers who have demonstrated commitment to high-level competitive performance.  Swimmers learn advanced stroke technique, racing skills, competitive mindset, and training methods.  To qualify for this group, swimmers must  have three 13-14 BB times in two different strokes and must have demonstrated high levels of performance and personal discipline in practice. Competitive performance is emphasized daily in practice as well as in intrasquad competitions and USA Swimming meets.  Silver II  meets six times per week for two hours and fifteen minutes, one time per week for 2 hours and one time per week for 1.5 hours.

Senior - $140/month

Senior is a competitive performance group for swimmers in grades 9 - 12.  In this group, swimmers learn effective stroke technique,  racing skills, competitive mindset, and work toward increasingly higher levels of competitive performance for the purpose of improving high school swimming.  As a competitive group,  Senior swimmers attend one meet per month to work toward competitive performance goals. Senior meets three days per week for 1.5 hours and one day per week for 2 hours.

Gold - $210/month

The Gold group is a high performance group for swimmers in grades 9 - 12 who have demonstrated commitment to high levels of competitive performance.  In this group, swimmers refine technique, manage the demands of high-intensity training, and understand seasonal racing cycles. To qualify for this group, swimmers must have A  times in two different strokes  and demonstrated high levels of performance and personal discipline in practice. Gold group swimmers follow a demanding training program designed to prepare athletes to perform from the Sectional level to national and international level competition as well as to provide the opportunity for participation at the collegiate level.  This group meets five days per week for 2.75 hours and one day per week for 2 hours with additional morning workouts throughout the school year.

Collegiate

This group is for swimmers currently swimming at the collegiate level that want to practice with us while home on break. They will practice with our Gold group but will only attend one practice per day when practice is offered. Current USA Swimming Registration required.

Late Policy/Absence for all groups: If a swimmer arrives more than 20 minutes late to practice, it is the coach’s discretion whether the swimmer will be allowed to participate in the practice session.  If a swimmer is unable to consistently attend practices, it is the coach’s discretion whether that swimmer may continue swimming with his/her current group placement.