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
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.
GREEN swimmers are encouraged to attend both practices each week for optimal basic development in each stroke.
Practice Schedule: Monday 6:00-6:30, Saturday 9:00-9:45
Fees: $75 per month
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 Freestyle, Backstroke, and are beginning to master the flip turn and underwater dolphin kick.
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: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:50-6:35
BLUE 2 (advancing on Blue 1 skills plus Butterfly and Breastroke)
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:15-7:15, Friday 5:45-6:45.
Fees: $100 per month
RED/Prep Group (12-17) (Revisions coming)
This is a flexible group intended to meet the diverse needs of various swimmers. Swimmers may be preparing for to excel at high school competition while maintaining a year round practice schedule. Swimmers may also be preparing for more intense workouts to come in higher groups. This is our most flexible group in terms of meeting the various needs and interests of swimmers.
Practice Schedule: refer to training schedule.
Fees: $105 per month
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPLORE (9-12)
For swimmers who have become regular leaders in the BLUE 2 group, and demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and prepare for the National Development Group.
National Development Explore swimmers are expected to attend the supplemental practices offered 2x per week with Coach Stephens in addition to 2+ practices per week with their BLUE practice group. These swimmers have already experienced succes at the younger age group levels and have demonstrated the focus and commitment to training for a purpose.
Practice Schedule: Follow BLUE practice group schedule above PLUS
Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm
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. 100% attendance is optimal to achieve personal goals of swimming success.
Refer to training scheduled.
Fees:$140 per month