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Program Structure

Team Structure

In keeping with our objectives of providing a quality competitive and recreational swimming program for swimmers of all ages, abilities, and levels of interest, Team Greenville offers multiple levels of professional instruction and training. 

 

Age Group Training Groups

Yellow Group (Coach Sherie):

Ages:                                  6 & Older

Practices Offered:               3 per week

Practice Length:                 1 Hour

Yellow group is primarily for swimmers age 6 and older who can perform a 25 of at least three strokes legally. Refining the four strokes and having fun are the main points of emphasis. Swimmers will also begin to focus more on proper starts and turns. Swimmers may attend up to three practices per week. Practices are for one hour.  Yellow is one of the first steps of Team Greenville’s On Track to success progression.  There is a 50 swimmer cap on this group.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip

 

Purple Group (Coach Lindsey):

Ages:                                   9 & Older

Practices Offered:               3 per week

Practice Length:                 1 hour-1 hour 15 minutes

Purple Group is primarily for swimmers age 9 and older that can swim the competitive strokes legally, and are interested in year round competitive swimming.   Swimmers focus on proper starts, turns, and finishes. Swimmers may attend up to three practices per week.   Purple is a new group for the 2017-2018 season, and there is a 25 swimmer cap on this group.  Purple is one of the first steps of Team Greenville’s On Track to success progression.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip

 

Red Group (Coach Danyelle):

Ages:                                  8 & Older

Practices Offered:               6 per week

Practice Length:                 1 hour 15 minutes

Red Group is primarily for swimmers age 9 and older not yet ready for the Blue Group. Swimmers must be able to legally complete a 50 freestyle and a 100 IM. The focus is on proper technique, racing skills, and building basic endurance development. Swimmers may attend up to six practices per week. Practices are one hour and 15 minutes. Regular practice attendance (2-3/week) and meet participation is encouraged. Red is the next step of Team Greenville’s On Track to success progression.  There is a 50 swimmer cap on this group.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip

 

Blue Group (Coach Danyelle):

Ages:                                   9 & Older

Practices Offered:               6 per week

Practice Length:                 1 hour 30 minutes

Blue Group is primarily for advanced swimmers age 9 and older. Swimmers must be able to perform a 200 IM. Swimmers prepare to compete up to the State and regional level. This group focuses on further refinement of technique and racing skills. Swimmers receive enhanced swim training and are introduced to dryland at this level. Swimmers may attend up to 6 practices a week. Practices are one hour and 30 minutes. Solid practice attendance (3-4/week) and meet participation is strongly encouraged. Blue is the next step of Team Greenville’s On  Track to success progression.  There is a 40 swimmer cap on this group.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long fins, pull buoy, snorkel, nose clip

 

Green Group (Coach Brooke):

Ages:                                  10 & Older

Practices Offered:               6 per week (6-8 summer)

Practice Length:                 Up to 2 hours

Green Group is primarily for advanced swimmers age 11 and older not in high school who have aspirations to swim on the Senior level. Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on a 1:40 per 100 yards base. Swimmers prepare for competition at the state and regional level. Technical excellence, more rigorous water and dryland practices, swimmer responsibility and commitment are emphasized. Swimmers practice up to six days per week for two hours. Strong practice attendance (4-6/week), meet participation and increasing personal responsibility is expected. Green is the next step of Team Greenville’s On Track to success progression.  There is a 30 swimmer cap on this group.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long fins, pull buoy, tech paddles, snorkel, nose clip, canvas tennis shoes

Senior Training Groups

 

Pre Senior (Coach Johnny):

Ages:                                   13 & up

Practices Offered:               6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2 hours

Pre Senior is primarily for swimmers age 13 and older who are serious about pursuing High School and USA competitive swimming to the State meet level and beyond.   Stroke technique is strongly emphasized. Fitness and performance levels are increased utilizing progressive pool and dryland training. Swimmers should be able to complete a 200 IM and train freestyle on a 1:40 per 100 yard base. This group focuses on goal setting, practice commitment, personal development and responsibility. Strong commitment to attendance; personal responsibility; and participation in Championship meets are expected. For optimal development swimmers should practice 4-6 times per week. Pre Senior is the first step in the Senior-On Track progression. 

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long fins, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel, ankle band

 

Senior (Coach Joe):

Ages:                                   13 & up

Practices Offered:               6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2.5 hours

Senior Group is primarily for swimmers age 13 and older who are serious about pursuing High School and USA competitive swimming to the State meet level and beyond.   Stroke technique is strongly emphasized. Fitness and performance levels are increased utilizing progressive pool and dryland training. Swimmers should be able to complete a 400 IM and train freestyle on at least a 1:30 per 100 yard base. This group focuses on goal setting, practice commitment, personal development and responsibility. Strong commitment to attendance; personal responsibility; and participation in scheduled Championship meets are expected. For optimal development swimmers should practice 5-6 times per week. A minimum of 4 practices per week is expected to remain in this group.  Senior Group is the second step in the Senior-On Track progression. 

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long fins, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel, ankle band

 

High Performance (Coach Karl):

Ages:                                   14 & up

Practices Offered:               4 per week

Practice Length:                 2 to 3 hours

High Performance is primarily for swimmers age 14 and older who are dedicated to pursuing competitive swimming at the highest levels of State, Zone, Sectional, and National competition. Stroke technique and racing skills are strongly emphasized. High fitness and performance levels are achieved utilizing advanced pool and dryland training sessions. Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on at least a 1:20 per 100 yards base. This group focuses on leadership, performance goal setting and training commitment, personal development, and responsibility. Swimmers will maximize training preparation to achieve high performance results at the State Championships and to prepare for Zone, Sectional, and National competition. Practice is offered 7 times per week for 2 to 3 hours. High Performance swimmers will maintain full commitment to attendance (minimum 85%); personal responsibility; and full participation in scheduled championship meets.   High Performance is the final step in the Senior-On Track progression. 

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, long fins, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel, ankle band