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Group Descriptions

BAC GROUP DESCRIPTIONS 

 

Junior Stingrays

Ages: 6+
Practice attendance advised for optimal results: 3 practices a week.
Swimmers in this group need to be able to complete one length of the pool in Freestyle and Backstroke to join.  Main focus for this group is learning all 4 competitive stroke techniques as well as proper starts, turns, and streamlines.
Recommended Equipment: Kickboard 
Move up requirements to Bronze:
6 x 50 free swim on 1:20
6 x 50 kick on 1:30
 
Bronze
Ages: 7-13
Practice attendance advised for optimal results: 4 practices a week. 
Swimmers in this group need to have a knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes.  Main focus is completing the 100 IM legally by the end of the season, technique is still a focus in this group not training, 50% of practices are kick and drill based with the intention of developing good habits and a good foundation for the future. 
Recommended Equipment: Snorkel, Fins, Kickboard
 
 
Move up requirements to Silver
Ages 9+
6 x 100 free swim on 2 
6 x 100 kick on 2:30
 
Silver 
Ages: 9-15
Practice attendance advised for optimal results: 5 practices a week.
Swimmers in this group need to be able to train all four competitive strokes. The main focus is to swim the 200 IM legally at most meets. Once again kicking is a main focus of practices, but swimmers will train in longer distances as well as complete test sets to prepare them for the Gold Group.
Recommended Equipment: Snorkle, Fins, Paddles (the size of swimmer's hands)
 
Move up requirements to Gold:
Ages 13+
8 x 100 free swim on 1:40
8 x 100 kick on 2M
 
Gold
Ages: 13+
Practice attendance advised for optimal results: 6 practices a week plus mornings.
Swimmers in this group need to be able to train all four competitive strokes. The main focus is to swim the 400 IM legally as well as complete the IMX ranking.  Swimmers will have the option to do doubles by attending morning practices.  The group focus is on preparing swimmers to swim collegiately at the next level.  Using sound physiological training systems.
 
 
***All group advancements are at the coaches discretion***