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SWIM GROUP CRITERIA

 

All practices take place at the MH Aquatic Center, 16200 Condit Road, in Morgan Hill (Sept.-June)

Minnow
Beginners age 5 to 10
Attendance requirement: none (must have a monthly average of 1-2 practices per week before moving to bronze)

Focus: getting children comfortable in the water, proper stroke technique, legal dives and turns, fun.

Swimmers will move to Bronze once they know all four strokes and turns.

Bronze
Experienced swimmers age 6 to 10
Swimmers must have proper starts and turns, be able to perform 4 legal strokes for 25 yards.Attendance requirement: 2 days per week (40 % monthly average)

Focus: proper stroke techniques, developing speed, learning proper practice etiquette (ie. reading clocks, leaving the wall, circle swimming) fun

Silver
Experienced Swimmers Age 7 to 10
1 meet/month

50% attendance requirement
test set 10 x 50 starting at 1:10 minus 5 seconds every two, must make the first 7

Focus: Moving to Gold, fun.

Gold

Experienced swimmers age 9 to 12 
1 meet/ month 
Attendance requirement: monthly average of 3 days per week (60 % monthly average)
Other requirements: complete 6x100 @ 1:55 

should be able to adjust goggles and put a cap on by themselves

Focus:
competitive spirit, stroke technique, continuing to develop speed, achieving JO time standards and above. having fun

Platinum

10 years - 8th grade​

1 meet/month                                                                                                                                                                    
Attendance Requirement: 3.5 days (75% monthly average)
must make 8x100 @1:35

focus: preparing for being in the senior group, Faster and longer sets, advanced techniques, far western cuts

 

Senior

Average 6 swim practices per week, average 2 weight workouts (if at least 13) per week, 4 senior open times

Have competed in 200 stroke, 400 IM, or 1000 Free

Test sets:  10x100 @1:20, kick 3x200 @3:30, 16x25 stroke@:25