The Dexter Community Aquatic Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Dexter Community Aquatic Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
ALL Group placements are at the discretion of the Head Coach. The following descriptions are only used as a guideline and swimmers will be placed in the group that the coaching staff deems best.
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All descriptions describe what it takes to get into that group.
Bronze Group: New 12 & under swimmers who can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. Participation in USA Dual Meets and WISC meets expected.
25 Freestyle without stopping
25 Backstroke without stopping
Silver Group: 12 & Under Swimmers who have mastered the four competitive strokes and are promoted from Bronze Group. Minimum attendance of 3 times a week. Commitment to swimming year-round and participation in USA Swimming. Working towards achieving BB National Age Group Motivational Times.
Freestyle with side breath
Looking for length in the stroke
Kicks continuous during the swim and breath
Backstroke with a steady kick just under the surface
Steady kick on back
Long reaches with a wide entrance in the back
1 pull / 2 kick breaststroke tempo
Br arms staying above the hips
knees staying in feet leading the kick
2 dolphin kicks then butterfly tempo
Arms extended out to the side
Kicks starting from the shoulders ending with the toes
Arms reached forward on recovery
Gold Group: 10 & Under swimmers who have achieved a BB Min time off National Age Group Motivational Times. All 11 & up swimmers who have already mastered the four competitive strokes. Participation in USA Swim dual meets and WISC Championships expected. Minimum attendance of 3 times a week
Competitive stroke (long recovery with a catch)
Flip turns with 2 dolphin kicks off each wall
1 stroke off wall before breathing
Smooth transitions into the flip turn
2 dolphin kicks off the wall
Bottom hand breakout
1 arm/ 1 kick tempo
Underwater breast pull
1 pull 2 kick tempo
Arms pushed out from the belly button with a recovery up to the top
Platinum Group: 7th Grade and Up Swimmers. Must have at least one Junior Olympic time in their age group 11-14. Minimum attendance of 4 times a week. Commitment to swimming year-round and participation in USA swimming, with focus on participating in USA championship meets (Districts, Junior Olympics/Senior Festival, States) in March.
3-4 Underwater dolphin kicks off each turn
2 breakout strokes before breathing
3-4 Underwater dolphin kicks off each wall
Rotation of the hips and shoulders
Lungs deeper than hips on underwaters
Tempo 1 arm 1 kick efficient
Able to adjust speed of the stroke
Underwater pull-out efficient
2 kicks 1 large 1 small
2 kicks per arm
Arms pushed straight down and back not pinching the shoulders
Arms thrown and set in the water not splashed into the water
IM Ready/ IM Extreme: https://www.usaswimming.org/times/imx-imr
Can successfully complete USA swimmings IM Ready or IM extreme over the course of the season.
Shows a commitment to the team's core values
Steps up to support teammates during meets and practices
Group for High schoolers in 10th grade and above.