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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 (8&under) 
For our youngest swimmers. A new swimmer evaluation is required for entry into this group. 

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  8:25-9:05am

Fees:  $75 per month


BLUE (9-11s) 

For new and advancing 9-11s who are eager to spend more time practicing technique and racing their teammates, along with an introduction to some general training methods.

9-10 year old BLUE swimmers are expected to attend 3+ practices per week, 11 year old BLUE  swimmers are expected to attend all 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  5:50-6:55pm; T/Th 6:05-7:10pm; Sat 9:10-10:15am

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, their is no attendance expectation.

Practice Schedule:  M 5:40-5:55 dryland/6:00-7:25 water

                                T  4:00-5:25pm

                                  Th  4:00-5:25pm / 5:25-5:40pm dryland

                                  Sat  7:00-8:20am

Fees: $105 per month


NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (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 Group.

National Development swimmers are expected to attend 5-6 practices per week for 11-12s, and 6 practices per week for 13-14s. 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:  M  4:15-4:30pm dryland / 4:30-5-50pm water

                                T  6:00-7:25pm

                                W/F  3:50-5:50pm

                                Th  5:30-5:45 dryland / 5:50-7:15pm water

                                Sa  8:35-8:55am dryland / 9:00-10:20am water

Fees:  $130 per month


NATIONAL 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 Squad swimmers plan breaks and vacations that coincide with their training schedule.

Practice Schedule:  M  5:00-6:30am; 3:50-5:50pm

                                T   3:50-6:00pm water / 6:00-6:20pm dryland

                                W/Th  3:50-5:50pm

                                F    5:00-6:30am; 3:50-5:50pm

                                S   6:50-9:00am water / 9:00-9:30am  

Fees:$140 per month