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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.

 

Swim Lessons

Developmental 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 45 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 proper side breathing along with 50 yards of backstroke. Flip turns are required for the 50s.

 

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 3 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 4 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 5 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 3 meets per season. 

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

Eligible if: Swimmers have at least completed the Silver or Gold 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 2 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.

Eligible If: Swimmers must have 4 or more 11-12 State Qualifying Times or achieved 2 or more 13-14 State Qualifying Times depending on their age group.

 

​​Elite

​Description: Elite Training Group.

Focus: ​High School/College group, 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.

​- 3 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 or more Senior State Qualifying Times.

 

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 attitude, skill set, work ethic, and commitment level.