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Training Groups

Novice 1
This group is for beginning competitive swimmers age 12 and under.  Stroke mechanics and endurance are the focuses of the group.  The group swims three times per week - each practice is one hour. 
 
Novice 2
This group is for entry level competitive swimmers age 13 and over.  Stroke mechanics and endurance are the focuses of the group.  The group swims three times per week - each practice is one hour.

Junior 1
This group is for ages 8 and under. Stroke mechanics and introductory competitive swimming are the focuses of this group.  The group swims three practices per week for 45 minutes or 1 hour each.

Junior 2
This group is for more experienced swimmers ages 9 and over.  The maximum age of Junior 2 swimmers is 12.  Swimmers in this group must have competitive experience. Stroke technique and conditioning for competitive swimming are both emphasized. Junior 2 swimmers practice 4 times per week for 1 1/2 hours each.

Junior Prep
This group is for swimmers 11 and over who are ready for the transition from Junior 2 but are not at the SR Prep level. This group practices 5 times per week with the SR Prep group. Placement is by recommendation of the Junior 2 coach.
 
Senior Prep
This group is for swimmers 11 and over who are ready for the transition from Junior 2 or JR Prep. This group practices 5 times per week. Placement is by recommendation of the Junior 2 coach.

Senior 1A & 1B
These groups are for experienced young swimmers with a background of training. Minimum age is 12. All aspects of swimming are emphasized, including dry land training.  Senior 1A swimmers train 6 days per week for 2 - 2 1/2 hours each. Senior 1B swimmers train 5 days per week for 1 1/2 - 2 hours each. Recommendation of Senior Prep coach is required.

Senior 2
This is the most intense training group.  Swimmers must be committed to training 6 days per week for 3 - 4 hours.  Double sessions are also held. Coaches recommendation required.