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Note to Parents Regarding Group Structure, Group Advancement, and Practice Attendance:  The PST group structure is designed to provide a planned program of long term development for each swimmer on the team. Each group has a primary purpose and skill set that needs to be developed before moving to the next level.  The number of practices offered at each level is appropriate for the age and skill level of the group participants and 100% attendance is optimal for the progress of the individual.  The PST coaching staff will make a change when it is in the best interest of the swimmer from a developmental perspective. There are a number of factors that are considered before making a group change and a swimmer’s meet results are not always at the top of the list. 

 

THIS POSTED SCHEDULE IS THE SCHOOLYEAR SCHEDULE AND WILL LIKELY CHANGE OVER HOLIDAYS, THERE WILL BE A COMPLETELY SEPERATE SUMMER SCHEDULE


GREEN  
For our beginning swimmers. A new swimmer evaluation is required for entry into this group. Swimmers must be able to swim front crawl and back crawl the length of 25 yard pool. Stroke doesn't need to be perfect but must do a form of front crawl and back crawl.

GREEN swimmers are encouraged to attend all 3 practices each week for optimal basic development in each stroke. Perfect attendance in this group equals 2 hours per week.

Practice Schedule:  T/TH  5:20-6:00pm;  Sat  9:00-10:00am

Fees:  $75 per month


BLUE  

For new and advancing swimmers who are eager to spend more time practicing technique and racing their teammates, along with an introduction to some general training methods. Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 yard of each of the 4 strokes legally. 

BLUE swimmers are expected to attend 3-4 practices per week. Swimmers wishing to advance to the National Development group will have demonstrated a number of months in this expected attendance range before receiving an invite up to the next level.

Practice Schedule:  M/T/Th 6:05-7:05pm; Sat 9:00-10:00am

Fees:  $100 per month


RED (12-17) 

For 12 and older swimmers with a wide range of skills and goals. 4 practices are offered per week, there is no attendance expectation.

Practice Schedule:  M 6:05-7:25pm

                                T  4:00-5:20pm

                                  Th  4:00-5:20pm

                                  Sat  9:00-10:00am

Fees: $105 per month


NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPLORE (11-14) 

For swimmers who have become regular leaders in the BLUE/RED groups, and demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and prepare for the National Explorer Group.

National Development Explore swimmers are expected to attend the supplemental practices offered 2x per week with Coach Blum in addition to 2+ practices per week with their BLUE or RED practice groups. These swimmers understand, like in the classroom, being absent for a days lesson means your peers have advanced their knowledge while the absentee hasn't, and these swimmers need to move through the process together, we cannot constantly stop to catch others up who are regularly missing. We are preparing for a future that is not going to wait for us.

Practice Schedule:  Follow BLUE or RED practice group schedule above PLUS

                                  Wednesday  4:00-6:00pm

                                  Saturday      7:00-9:00pm

Fees:  $115 per month


NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD 

This squad represents what is possible when dedicating yourself to your goals, and is a culmination of the learning process in moving up from one group to the next over the years. These swimmers are training to be competitive with the thousands of swimmers nationwide that are already achieving, or on the path to achieving national and international standards, and competing for the same college scholarships. These swimmers don't make excuses, they make waves. Families of National Development Squad swimmers plan breaks and vacations that coincide with their training schedule.

Practice Schedule:  M  5:00-6:30am and 4:00-6:00pm

                                T    4:00-5:45pm (early group) 

                                      5:45-7:30pm (late group)

                                W   4:00-6:00pm 

                                Th  5:00-6:30am and

                                      4:00-5:45pm (early group)

                                      5:45-7:30pm (late group)

                                F    4:00-6:00pm

                                S   7:00-9:00am

Fees:$140 per month