Age Group II


Age Group II

Coach Contact:

Coach Shawn Lynn-Bequette - or (913)710-8553

Age Group II Description:

Age Group II is geared toward our novice and intermediate swimmers with emphasis on stroke technique and mechanics.

Swimmers in this group are expected to participate in an intrasquad meet series offered one Friday each month. Swimmers are also encouraged to participate in local meets with coach’s recommendation.

Age Group I and Age Group II are groups split based on age in which swimmers are given instruction based on ability within the practice group.

Swimmers are expected to attend at least 2 practices a week with 4 offered (M-Th).


 50 of each stroke, 200 IM, and 200 kick

Location / Practice Time:

California Trail Middle School:

M-Th 6:30-8:00pm (60 min swim / 30 min dryland at the beginning practice)

Shawnee Mission North High School

M-Th 6:00 - 7:30  (60 min swim / 30 min dryland at the end of practice)

Equipment: Swimmers are encouraged to have a water bottle, kickboard and fins at every practice.  Swimmers participating in dry-land are expected to wear the appropriate attire and footwear. Equipment and suits can be ordered from our team store.  Log on to our team website for details. Snorkels can be purchased directly from coaches and the family account will be billed accordingly. 
Practice Calendar:
Please refer to the calendar below for information on practices, meets, and events. Click on any event for more information.

Please see posted calendar for meets. You can click on the meet for more information. Meets are also listed on the homepage and you can sign up when sign ups are available.
Age Group II swimmers are expected to swim at all "Blazer Series" Meets held on the 3rd Friday of most months down at BVSW High School. These meets will have set objectives and themes for the swimmers. These meets will also run as a series in which awards will be handed out at our Spring Banquet.
Some local meets will also be encouraged through coaches' recommendation.

Upcoming Local Meets:

As stated in my previous newsletters, with the required Blazer Series Meets, there will also be local meets as an option to our swimmers who would like to explore more racing opportunities within USA Swimming. Below is a list and description of upcoming local meets AGI and AGII swimmers can sign up for. If you have any questions about these meets or the readiness of your swimmer, please contact me!

  • Ann Ketterer Memorial Meet – September 29th - October 1st – Roeland Park Aquatic Center:

This meet is an annual intrasquad meet hosted by the Blazers. This meet is one in which AGI and AGII swimmers will be expected to participate in IMR events. IMR and IMX events are used in ranking through USA Swimming. Swimmers are scored based on their times in these events as a group. We also use this information when picking training groups with our swimmers. While we use this meet to start the swimmers with emphasis on these events, it is still a fun atmosphere with a lot of team spirit! The IMR events for each age are listed below. These will take place over the sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Please see the meet information and sign up on our website!

9 & Under; 10-year olds: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
11-year olds; 12-year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)

  • TST Fall Round Up – November 17th & 18th – Platte City, MO:

This meet is hosted by Tsunami Swim Team and will serve as another opportunity for local competition. It will also allow for a chance for some of our swimmers to achieve qualifying times for the upcoming championship meets in December. More information will be available for this meet as TST makes it available.

  • December Championship Meets-

MVS Winter Qualifier – December 2nd & 3rd – Free State High

School, Lawrence, KS:

For swimmers who have achieved MVS Winter Qualifier qualifying times.

MidWest Winter Classic – December 8th -10th -- TBA :

For swimmers 10 & Under who have achieved USA Swimming 'BB' qualifiying times and 11 - 14 yr olds who have achieved USA Swimming “A”  qualifying times. 

NLU Last Chance Meet - January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018 - Gladstone, MO. 

                  Registration Deadline: January 1, 2018  For All AGI & AGII Swimmers


            Tiger Invite - January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018 - Mizzou Aquatic Centre Columbia MO.

              Registration Deadline December 18, 2017

              Junior 1 & 2, Senior 1 & 2. Age Group Swimmers as recommended by their coaches. 


MVS District Champs East

          February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018

          Platte County Community Center North Natatorium

          3101 Running House Rd Platte City, MO 64079 Platte City MO 

                  Friday: Timed Finals - Warm Ups 4:00pm Meet Start 5:30pm 

                  Saturday/ Sunday: Prelims -Warm Ups 7:00am Meet Start 9:00am 

                  Finals - Meet starts minimum of 2 hours after conclusion of finals.


Meet Results:

Can be found under 'My Account' on the left side of the web page. Click on the tab, then go to 'My Meet Results' and click tab and the results will appear.



Inclement Weather at California Trail

It is the Olathe School District’s policy to close their pools if there is lightning in the area. Please keep this in mind when dropping your swimmers off at the pool. If the district informs me ahead of practice time that the pool will be closed, I will send out an email informing parents of the cancelled practice. 

Inclement Weather at Roeland Park

Roeland Park Pool is an outdoor pool. During the winter months it will be covered with a dome. If there is lightning in the area, the pool will be closed until the lightning moves from the area and the pool is deemed safe to swim.

USA Swimming and MVS Time Standards