Training Groups

Below is a list of groups that we offer through the Thrashers. Moving up to a new group is done through coach recommendation or achieving certain qualifying times.

  • NOVICE GROUP: This group is for swimmers who are 10 years old or younger and this is their first experience with competitive swimming. Our goal is to get swimmers introduced to a practice setting, comfortable in the water, and be able to compete in at least the freestyle and backstroke events. There is a lot of teaching and practicing of strokes and starts.
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  • JUNIOR GROUP: This group is for swimmers who are 9-14 years old and may be new to the sport of swimming. Our goal is to get swimmers introduced to a practice setting, be able to compete in all of the strokes, and understand the process of improving stroke through drills. There is a mix of 90% technique work and 10% training for events.
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  • SENIOR GROUP: This group is for swimmers 11-18+ who have multiple Silver and Gold qualifying times. This group is expected to have an 85% attendance rate and highly encouraged to take part in dryland strength training when offered.
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  • ELITE GROUP: This group is for swimmers who have acheived a REGION 1 qualifying time and higher. This group is expected to have a 90% attendance rate and participate in all dryland strength training when offered.