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Swim Groups

The Piranhas swim club is made up of several team groups.  Each group is designed to help swimmers become stronger and more proficient in the water.

 

 

 

Develomental 1

Description: Entry level group.

Focus: Introduces swimmer to competitive swimming. This group will focus solely on Freestyle and Backstroke technique including streamlines, underwaters, turns, and starts.

Practice:  Three 30 minute practices a week.

Meets: Encouraged to attend at least 1 meet per season. Introductory beginner level meets are offered to swimmers in this group.

Required Equipment: Kick Board.

​Eligible if:​ Can swim 25 yards freestyle with proper breathing and 25 yards of backstroke.

 

Developmental 2

Description: Entry Level Group.

Focus: In this group, swimmers will continue to work on Freestyle and Backstroke technique and start learning Breaststroke and Butterfly. Continued work on streamlines, underwaters, turns, and starts. 

Practice:  Three 45 minute practices a week.

Meets: Encouraged to attend at least 2 meets per season. Introductory beginner level meets are offered to swimmers in this group.

Required Equipment: Kick Board.

E​ligible If: Can swim 50 yards Freestyle with a flip turn and 50 yards of backstroke. Proper side breathing is required for freestyle.

 

Bronze

Description: Intermediate Training Group.

Focus: The Bronze group will continue to refine all 4 strokes, flip turns, open turns, and underwaters while adding skills like pullouts and breakouts. Swimmers will learn to use a pace clock and begin learning how to do “sets” as a part of their practice.

Practice:  Three one hour practices a week.

Meets: Encouraged to attend at least 2 meets per season. Introductory beginner level meets are offered to swimmers in this group.

Required Equipment: ​Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Fins and Snorkel

Eligible If:​ Swimmers can swim 3 of the 4 strokes legally for 100 yards with proper turns and streamlines and able to swim a 100 IM.  Swimmers need to be able to do a dive from the starting block, freestyle flip turns, backstroke flip turns and open turns.

 

Silver

Description: Intermediate Training Group.

Focus: In Silver, Interval training is implemented on a daily basis. Swimmers being to complete “workouts”. Practice is presented in a structured format that usually includes: Warmup, Drill/Technique Work, Training Set, and Warm Down. 

Practice:  4 practices a week offered.

Meets: Encouraged to attend at least 3 meets per season.

Required Equipment: Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Fins, and Snorkel.

Eligible if: Swimmers must be able to complete a 200 IM demonstrating the correct turns and streamlines, followed by 8x50’s of Freestyle on an interval that is conducive to the Silver group.

 

 

Gold

Description: Intermediate Training Group.

Focus: These swimmers are introduced to advanced age group swimming. Swimmers have devoted time to develop skills in the water. Dryland is offered at least once a week in the Gold group, working on core strength. Gold swimmers are recommended to attend 4 practices a week on a consistent basis.

Practice:  5 workouts offered each week. Dryland is offered at the discretion of the coach.

Meets: Encouraged to attend at least 4 meets per season.

Required Equipment: Kickboard, Pullbuoy, Fins, Snorkel

Eligible if: Swimmers have achieved 4 Silver time standards in their respective age group or a State time standard. Swimmers need to have the endurance to make it through the workouts.

 

Senior

Description: Advanced Training Group.

Focus: 13&Over training group. This group is focused on keeping swimmers in shape for HS season and/or getting them ready for the transition to High School Swimming

Practice: 4-5 practices offered per week, with an additional 2 morning practices per week.

Meets: Minimum of 2 meets per season. 

Required Equipment: Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Fins, and Snorkel.

Eligible if: Swimmers have at least completed the Silver level requirements within the PSC program.

 

 

Platinum Elite

Description: ​Advanced Training Group.

​Focus:  This is an advanced training group where swimmers are dedicated to consistently attending practices and competing at a high level. The Platinum Elite group is a performance-based group and swimmers are asked to meet the following requirements:

- Maintain a 60% Attendance Rate.

​- 2 Travel and 1 Local Meet per season​.

- Attend all days of the State Meet

Practice: ​5-6 practices offered per week, with an additional 2 morning practices.

Required Equipment: ​Kick Board, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Fins, and Snorkel.

Eligibile If: Swimmers must have 4 of more 11-12 State qualifying times or 2 13-14 State qualifying times depending on their age group.

 

​​Elite

​Description: Elite Training Group.

Focus: ​High level training for athletes who have committed to the sport of swimming. This is a performance-based group where athletes are asked to meet the following standards:

-70% Attendance Rate.

​-  2 Travel and 1 Local Meet per season.

- Attend all days of the State Meet

Practice: ​6 practices offered per week, with an additional 2 morning practices.

Required Equipment:​​ ​Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Fins, and Snorkel.

Eligible if: Swimmer are eligible to move to Elite once they have achieved 2 Senior State Qualifying times regardless of age.

 

All group placements and move-ups are at the coaching staffs discretion. We want to ensure our swimmers are training in an appropriate and healthy environment based upon their skill set and commitment level.