When do swimmers change practice groups?
As swimmers move through the skills AT THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL PACE, our coaching staff will make a recommendation as to when the swimmer should move up into the next highest level group. Not all swimmers in a group will move up at the same time. There are a few times each year where coaches look at moving swimmers, but a swimmer may be moved whenever the coach thinks he or she is ready.
Any disagreement between a swimmer/parent and the coaching staff as to a swimmer’s completion of the checklist guidelines for their practice group should be resolved through a discussion between the parent, the swimmer, and the Coaching Staff.
If there is still further disagreement the parent/swimmer may request a discussion with the Head Coach and a member of the SPA Board.