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Advancement Guidelines

Unless a new swimmer has competitive swimming experience or is an exceptionally strong swimmer, he or she will most likely begin as a Rookie.

In order to advance from Rookies to Age Group:

A swimmer must have legal strokes in 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Freestyle, and the 100 Individual Medley. This needs to be proved by obtaining times at SANCTIONED meets for all five events.

A swimmer must exhibit the maturity necessary to train at the Age Group level:

o        Being able to follow instructions

o        Being able to focus during practice

 

In order to advance from Age Group to Pre-Senior

A swimmer must be at least 9 years old.

A swimmer must achieve 6 of the following time standards (official times from SANCTIONED meets):

                                                        SCY                 LCM

                  50 Fly                           0:44.79             0:50.59

                  100 Fly                         1:44.09             1:57.69

                  50 Back                        0:45.79             0:52.49

                  100 Back                      1:38.69             1:54.49

                  50 Breast                      0:50.49             0:57.99

                  100 Breast                    1:52.19             2:08.59

                  50 Free                         0:38.69             0:43.79

                  100 Free                       1:26.29             1:38.39

                  200 Free                       3:07.79             3:34.39

                  100 IM                          1:39.19               N/A

                  200 IM                          3:31.39             4:00.09

A swimmer must be willing to attend practices 4-5 times per week

A swimmer must exhibit the maturity necessary to train at the Pre-Senior level:

o        Being able to follow instructions

o        Being able to focus during practice

o        Being able to work independently at times – complete warm-up without supervision, follow time clock when necessary, etc.

 

Requirements for Senior Program:

A swimmer must have swum for a high school team. In the event that they attend a school that does not offer competitive swimming as a sport, they must be at least age 13 and meet the requirements for Pre-Seniors.