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   Groups & Objectives

CCA Group Structure Progression Chart

   

AGES

11& Under

10-15  (Middle School)

8th Grade +

       

Develop

Pre-White (3.0 hours)

Red (6 hours intro)

Training Group (4-6 hours)

       

Intermediate

White (5.0 Hours)

Red (7.5-9 hours)

Varsity (11-13 hours)

       

Advanced

Blue (6.5 Hours)

Pre-Senior (13-15 hours)

Senior (15-18 hours)

 

 

 

 


(Approximate Hours Available for the respective Group per week).
Swimmers are placed in a group that fits both their age and appropriate skill level.  All swimmers develop at different speeds!  Our groups are designed to "overlap" to allow the swimmer time to practice the skills needed at the rate that is appropriate for ability level.  

 

 

  

Pre-White Group
Ages: 5-11

  • Practices offered 4 days per week for 45 minutes per session.  Swimmers are recommended to attend 2-3 workouts a week. 
  • Focus on skill development and helping the younger swimmer transition from a summer league or swim lessons into understanding of our expectations at CCA
  • The goal of the group is to keep the participants limited to keep a great swimmer-to-coach ratio to allow more personal attention for the swimmers.
  • The group will become our ‘bridge’ into our full Age Group Program
  • Competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration to be placed into White Group:  Attendance @ 66%, Knowledge of 4 competitive strokes, Coach Approval

 

White Group
Ages: 6-11

 

  • Practices offered 5 days per week for one hour per session.  Swimmers are recommended to attend 2-4 workouts a week. 
  • Provides the novice level swimmer with an enjoyable introduction to competitive year-round swimming.
  • Practices focus on developing and improving the 4 competitive strokes and racing techniques of each swimmer.
  • Provides parents and swimmers an introduction to the objectives of the program and the opportunities in swimming.
  • Competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Blue Group:
    Attendance: 75%  :  Achieve 2 USA Swimming 10 & Under BB Standard  : 
    Meet Attendance  :  Track/Backstroke Start Knowledge  :  Challenge Set Assessment  :  Coach Approval

 

 

   Blue Group

Ages: 8-11

  • Practices offered 5 days per week for one hour and fifteen minutesSwimmers are recommended to attend 3 or more workouts a week 
  • Continues to provide the novice level swimmer with an enjoyable environment of competitive swimming.
  •   Further focusing on the 4 competitive strokes and techniques in racing. 
  • Provides parents and swimmers an introduction to the objectives of the program and the opportunities in swimming.
  • Competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Red Group:
    Attendance: 75%  :  Achieve 2 USA Swimming 11-12 BB Standards  :  Meet Attendance
    Attend Qualified Championship Meets : Challenge Set Assessment  : 
    Coach Approval

  Red Group 
Ages: 9-13

  • Practices 5 days per week for one hour & 30 minutes per session with up to two Saturday workouts per month.  Swimmers are recommended to attend 3 or more workouts per week.
  • Continues to provide the swimmer with an enjoyable competitive swimming experience and improves the swimmer’s rankings in age group swimming.
  • Maintaining the 4 competitive strokes of each swimmer, while increasing endurance training, introducing short-range goal setting and enhancing race strategies at swim meets.
  • Teaches parents and swimmers about the objectives of the program and opportunities in swimming.
  • Competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Varsity Group:
    Attendance: 66%  :  Meet Attendance  : Preparing for High School Swimming (8th Grade) :  Challenge Set Assessment  :  Coach Approval & Recommendation
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Pre-Senior Group:
    Attendance: 85%  :   Multiple SNS JO Qualifying Times For Respective Age Group  :  Achieves Far Western/ SWAGR Qualifying Times  : Attend Qualified Championship :  Challenge Set Assessment  :  Coach Approval & Recommendation

 Varsity Group 
Ages 12+

  •  Practices 5 times per week for one hour & 30 minutes per session with a Saturday option.
  • Refines technical and competitive skills and increases the emphasis on training.
  • Continues to educate swimmers on goal setting and race strategies. (Short and long term goals.)
  • Teaches parents and swimmers about the objectives of the program and the opportunities in swimming.
  • Swimmers attend and compete in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Provides swimmers with the skills to progress to the Senior Group level.  Additional objectives include training to help swimmer prepare to compete at the high school level.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Senior Group:
    Attendance: 85%  :   Achieves Western Senior Zone Qualifying Times  :
    Excellent Student & Strong Time Management  :
     Attends Qualified Championship :  Challenge Set Assessment  :  Coach Approval & Recommendation

Varsity TRAINING Group

  • We also offer our Training Group as an extension of Varsity for our 13 and Older Swimmers.  It is designed for swimmers who due to other sports, activities or school are only able to attend work-out 3 times per week.  The Training Group is offered to members at a discounted rate.   

 Pre-Senior Group 
Ages: 11-15

  •  Practices 7 times per week (5 afternoons, one morning and Saturdays) Each practice is 2 hours per session and Saturdays for 2+ hours.  Dryland training introduced at each practice.
  • Refines technical and competitive skills and increases the emphasis on training.
  • Educates swimmers regarding commitment level and achieving individual goals.
  • Continues to improve the swimmer’s understanding of short-range goal setting and begins to explore long-range goals.
  • Teaches parents and swimmers about the objectives of the program and the opportunities in swimming.
  • Swimmers attend and compete in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.
  • Provides swimmers with the opportunity to compete at out-of-town and regional meets (Far Westerns, Sectionals, Western Zones, etc).
  • Provides swimmers with the skills to progress to the Senior Group level.
  • Pre-requisites for consideration for placement into Senior Group:
    Attendance: 85%  :   Achieves Western Senior Zone Qualifying Times  : 
    Excellent Student & Strong Time Management  :
     Attends Qualified Championship :  Challenge Set Assessment  :  Coach Approval

 Senior Group   
Ages: 13+

  • Practice is held Monday through Saturday, 3 hours per workout with 2-3 double practices per week.  Dryland training is included in each practice.
  • Provides the experienced swimmer with an environment to achieve excellence in competitive swimming.
  • Provides the experienced swimmer with an environment to achieve excellence in competitive swimming.
  • The Senior Group provides inspiration to all swimmers on the team.
  • Teaches the swimmer to take responsibility for his or her swimming goals.
  • Improves the swimmer’s understanding of maintaining a commitment level that is consistent with his or her goals. 
  • Increases the emphasis on the specificity of the swimmer’s training.
  •  Attends and competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach including regional and national level meets.
  • Prepares swimmers to continue their swimming journey at the collegiate level.
  • Swimmer Must Maintain 85% Attendance & Compete in Championship Meets in order to stay in Senior Group

1.   Practices 7 times per week (5 afternoons, one morning and Saturdays) Each practice is 2 hours per session and Saturdays for 2+ hours.  Dryland training introduced at each practice.

2.   Refines technical and competitive skills and increases the emphasis on training.

3.   Educates swimmers regarding commitment level and achieving individual goals.

4.   Continues to improve the swimmer’s understanding of short-range goal setting and begins to explore long-range goals.

5.   Teaches parents and swimmers about the objectives of the program and the opportunities in swimming.

6.   Swimmers attend and compete in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach.

7.   Provides swimmers with the opportunity to compete at out-of-town and regional meets (Far Westerns, Sectionals, Western Zones, etc).

8.   Provides swimmers with the skills to progress to the Senior Group level.

 

1.   Practice is held Monday through Saturday, 3 hours per workout with 2-3 double practices per week.  Dryland training is included in each practice. 

2.   Provides the experienced swimmer with an environment to achieve excellence in competitive swimming.

3.   The Senior Group provides inspiration to all swimmers on the team.

4.   Teaches the swimmer to take responsibility for his or her swimming goals.

5.   Improves the swimmer’s understanding of maintaining a commitment level that is consistent with his or her goals.  

6.   Increases the emphasis on the specificity of the swimmer’s training.

7.   Attends and competes in the appropriate meets scheduled by the coach including regional and national level meets.

8.   Gives swimmers the opportunity to attain a colle