Group Descriptions

The Tiger Sharks Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Tiger Sharks 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.

Please call us at 847.202.3240 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more info.

 

Group Descriptions

 

Novice

Novice offers swimmers the opportunity to progress from pre-competitive to competitive swimming. Swimmers must swim 25 yards of freestyle breathing to the side, swim 25 yards of backstroke, and have been introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Practice is offered three times per week for an hour. For ages 6-10.

Required Equipment: competitive suit, goggles, cap (if hair covers the eyes)

 

White 2

White 2 offers swimmers the opportunity to refine stroke technique and swimming skills, while learning the training basics of competitive swimming, including introduction to interval training, goal setting, and individual medley training. Swimmers must swim 25 yards of freestyle breathing to the side, swim 25 yards of backstroke, and demonstrate butterfly and breaststroke. Practice is offered three times per week for an hour. For ages 9-11. 

Required Equipment: Training fins

 

White 1

White 1 offers swimmers the opportunity to refine stroke technique and swimming skills while improving aerobic capacity, developing race strategy, and participating in dryland training.  Swimmers must swim all 4 strokes legally at a meet or tryouts to be considered for this group.  Swimmers must commit to 60% practice attendance, 1 meet per month, and have a desired to qualify for championship meets to be in White 1.  Practice is offered four times per week for at least an hour.  For ages 10 and under.

Required equipment: training fins

 

Blue 2

Blue 2 offers swimmers the opportunity to advance in the sport of competitive swimming by continuing to improve technique and skills, competing in individual medley and distance events, and practicing at a more advanced level than the White group.  Swimmers must understand interval training and know all four strokes, starts, and turns in addition to demonstrating the White 2 training goals in practice or at tryouts.  High attendance and meet participation are highly encouraged.  Practice is offered four times per week for at least an hour.  For 11-13 year olds.

Required equipment: training fins and competitive snorkel

 

Blue 1

Blue 1 offers swimmers the opportunity to advance in the sport of competitive swimming by continuing to improve technique and skills, competing in individual medley and distance events, and practicing at a more advanced level than the White group.  Swimmers must understand interval training and demonstrate the White 1 training goals in practice or at tryouts.  70% attendance, 1 meet per month, and a strong work ethic is required for Blue 1.  Competitive goals for swimmers in Green 1 are Regional, State, and AAA qualifying times.  Practice is offered five times per week for at least an hour.  For 9-12 year olds.

Required equipment: training fins and competitive snorkel

 

Green 2

Green 2 swimmers will train at a high level while refining advanced swimming techniques, race strategies, and skills.  Swimmers must understand interval training and demonstrate the Blue 2 training goals in practice or tryouts.  High attendance at practice and meets is encouraged.  Practice is offered four to five times per week for one to two hours.  For 12-14 year olds.

Required equipment: training fins, hand paddles, competitive snorkel

 

Green 1 

Green 1 swimmers will train at a high level while refining advanced swimming techniques, race strategies, and skills.  Swimmers must understand interval training and demonstrate the Blue 1 training goals in practice or tryouts.  Attending four practices per week and a strong work ethic is required for Green 1.  Attendance at all meets is expected.  Competitive goals for swimmers in Green 1 are State, AAA, and National qualifying times.  Practice is offered five to six times per week for 1.5 to two hours.  For 6th to 8th grades.

Required equipment: training fins, hand paddles, competitive snorkel

 

Senior 2

Senior 2 offers the opportunity for swimmers to either stay in shape or continue their swimming development. Swimmers should have competitive swimming experience and demonstrate proper practice ettiquette. High attendance at practice and meets is encouraged. For high school and collegiate swimmers.

Required Equipment- training fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, competitive snorkel, Power Bags (size light or medium)

 

Senior 1

Senior 1 swimmers will train at an elite level, while having expectations to attend every practice, unless the Head Coach is notified beforehand. Failure to do so will result in a re-evaluation of group placement. The yearly goal of Senior 1 is to be a part of the State and/or National Team. For high school and through competitive collegiate swimmers.

Required Equipment- training fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, competitive snorkel, Power Bags (size light or medium)