Swimming Groups

Training Groups

Tigers Aquatics utilizes a progressive age group program designed to develop the swimmer physically, mentally and emotionally in a systematic fashion. A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer's physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation is placed primarily on developing technical skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, more demanding physical and psychological challenges must be introduced to the training program.

In addition to emphasizing long-term rather than short-term results, it is important to establish training groups of swimmers who are compatible in respect to abilities, commitment levels, and goals. While this is not always the most convenient approach to take, it is always the most productive. At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always at the forefront of program development. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental, and emotional level of development.

There is no required minimum attendance for any group at Tigers, however we strongly recommend that swimmers attend ALL workouts.

Competitive Team Training Groups

Age Group 1: Coach Evelyn (8 and Under Group)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
Displays the desire, attitude and ability to join a competitive swim team
Must have basic skills in all strokes, starts, and turns
3 workouts offered per week
Meets are Required

Age Group 2: Coach Evelyn (8-10 Group)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
Must have all four strokes legal as well basic skills in Starts and Turns
Must also have basic training background
4 workouts offered per week
Meets are Required

Age Group 3: Coach Carolina (11-12 Group)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
All Strokes, Starts and turns proficiently
Must meet specific training standards
5 workouts offered per week
Meets are Required

Varsity Group: Coach Katlyn (13 and Older)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
All Strokes, Starts and turns proficiently
Must meet specific training standards
5 workouts offered per week
Meets are Required

Junior Group: Coach Miles (13-14 Group)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
Must meet specific training standards
6 workouts offered per week
Developing training through intensity, and holding technique through sets
Development towards NJ swimming silver / gold time standards
Meets are Required

Senior Group: Coach Miles (15 and older)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
Must meet specific training standards
7-9 workouts offered per week
Development of stroke and training skills at an elite level
Development towards Sectional / Junior National / Senior National Times
Meets are Required

Developmental Team Training Groups

Developmental 2: (10 and Under)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
2 workouts offered per week
Emphasis on technique and training to prepare to join competitive team
Regular Time Trials to measure progress
USA Meets are offered to swimmers with 5 seconds per 50 of USA Swimming “B” times

Developmental 3: (11 – 12 Group)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
3 workouts offered per week
Emphasis on technique and training to prepare to join competitive team
Regular Time Trials to measure progress
USA Meets are offered to swimmers with 5 seconds per 50 of USA Swimming “B” times

Developmental 4: (13 and Older)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
4 workouts offered per week
Emphasis on technique and training to prepare to join competitive team
Regular Time Trials to measure progress
USA Meets are offered to swimmers with 5 seconds per 50 of USA Swimming “B” times

High School Warmup: (13 and Older)
Skills evaluated by coach to join group
4 workouts offered per week for September and October
Emphasis on technique and training to prepare to join competitive team
USA Meets are not offered