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Group Structure

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. The PST coaching staff will make a change when it is in the best interest of the swimmer from a developmental perspective. There are several factors that are considered before making a group change and a swimmer’s meet results are not always at the top of the list. There is no practice attendance requirement unless noted.


Bronze - $60 a month

This group is the first stroke development group designed to teach the beginner level swimmer to swim a 25 of both freestyle and backstroke with proper technique. General swimming skills such as air exchange, floating, streamlining, and kicking are also developed as the foundation for stroke construction.

  • Ages 12 & under
  • Two (2) practices a week

Entry Requirements

  • Pass a tryout with a PST coach
  • Be able to swim a 25 on front
  • Be able to swim a 25 on back

Silver - $70 a month

This group is the second stroke development group designed to improve technique and endurance on freestyle and backstroke and to begin teaching butterfly and breaststroke. Swimming skills such as air exchange, floating, streamlining, and kicking continue to be developed.

  • Ages 12 & under
  • Three (3) practices a week

Entry Requirements

  • Approved by a PST coach
  • Be able to swim a 50 freestyle with correct breathing
  • Be able to swim a 50 backstroke

Gold - $85 a month

This group is the first training group in the competitive age group program. The primary objective of this group is to provide continued stroke technique development in all four (4) competitive strokes and each of the racing starts and turns used in competition. General aerobic conditioning is included at this level with an emphasis on developing kick endurance.

  • Ages 12 & under
  • Four (4) practices a week

Entry Requirements

  • Approved by a PST coach
  • Must be able to swim a 50 freestyle with correct breathing and flip turn
  • Must be able to swim a 50 backstroke
  • Must be able to swim a 25 of butterfly
  • Must be able to swim a 25 of breaststroke

Platinum - $100 a month

This group is the second training group in the competitive age group program. The primary objective of this group is to improve stroke efficiency in each competitive stroke and develop the necessary endurance base to maintain that stroke efficiency when racing distances of 50-200 yards.

  • Ages 12 & under
  • Six (6) practices a week

Entry Requirements

  • Approved by PST coach
  • Must be able to swim 200 yards of freestyle with correct breathing to both sides and use of flip turns
  • Must be able to swim 100 yards of backstroke with turns
  • Must be able to swim 50 yards of breaststroke with turn and underwater pullout
  • Must be able to swim 50 yards of butterfly with turn
  • Must be able to swim a 100 Individual Medley (IM)
  • Must be able to swim
    • 8 x 50 kick on 1:30
    • 8 x 100 freestyle swim on 2:00

Age Group - $120 a month

This group is for swimmers 10-13 who want to compete at the age group state level. Athletes need to be approved by a PST coach.


Pre-Senior - $140 a month

This group is for swimmers 13 & Over who want to compete at the senior state level. Athletes need to be approved by a PST coach.


Senior - $180 a month

This is the top group for swimmers at PST. It is for swimmers 13 & Over who want to compete above the senior state level. Athletes need to be approved by a PST coach.


Elite - $240 a month

Optional training group based on attitude, motivation, and grit to achieve their personal goals in swimming. Must be a junior in high school or older to be considered. Athletes need to be approved by a PST coach. All practices are mandatory.