SPY Training Group Descriptions

SPY Group Descriptions: ALL GROUPS
Winter Season Swimmers are expected to participate in at least 3 YMCA meets during the regular short-course season, must participate in SPY Invitational, and to attend all championship meets for which they qualify.

National/Pre-National -

     Permission of Head Coach  -  Must have Y National Cuts or within 5% +/-

Senior Group -  

     Coaches' approval to demonstrate all necessary skills, responsibilities, attention, fitness endurance, & maturity 

Swimmer should be prepared to train for 2 hour practice

Swimmer should be committed to attend 4-6 practices per week

Pre-Senior - 

     Coaches' approval that swimmer is ready to handle the responsibilities, attentiveness, fitness/endurance, and maturity for this group 

 Swimmer must be ready to train for 1 1/2  to 2 hour practices

Swimmer should be committed to practice 3-5 practices a week

Age-Group Advanced -  

     8 & under must have "AA" in the 100 free and 100 IM for their age group

     9 & older should be be close to 9-10 "AA" times regardless of age

     Coaches approval that swimmer is ready to handle on the responsibilities, skills, attentiveness, and maturity needed for this group

Age-Group Development -  

     Must be competitive in all 4 strokes

Beginner -  

     Must have basic skills in at least 2 competitive strokes and successfully swim 25 yards without assistance