The Age and Minimum Time Standards are guidelines for each group. The Head Coach can make exceptions for many reasons, including but not limited to the length of time a swimmer has been on our or another USA team, their National Motivational Times, their attitude/commitment level and very importantly, their ability to be able to complete the workout of a certain group.
As a general rule, swimmers will remain in their practice group the entire season. On occasion and if lane space permits, a swimmer may be moved up during the season if they age up or show improvement that warrants the need for additional practice time. In very rare instances, a swimmer may be moved back if they are unable to complete the workout of their group due to injury, work ethic/commitment, etc.
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