Practice Group Criteria

Swimming practice group assignments

After you register your swimmer for swimming, the coaching staff will assess the swimmers age, ability, Competition times from previous seasons (if applicable) and place them in an initial practice (Green, Blue, White, Black). 

The first 2 weeks of evening practice is where the coaches will get a better feel of what practice group the swimmer should be in for morning practice. Coaches will move swimmers if necessary.  

After the start of evening practice, the coaching staff will reach out if your swimmer needs to move assigned practice group. It is for the benefit of the entire team to make sure each athlete is in the correct group. Our practices are created to instruct and advance each athlete within the sport. The standards for each practice group is below. 

Swim Practice Group Criteria

Swim Group 1 - Black   An experienced swimmer who has achieved competition times that qualify for the BuxMont A championship time standard, are PIAA (High School Athletes), and/or USA Swimmers who have achieved competition times that qualify for Silver champships and/or higher. Swimmers must have the physical ability and mental maturity to train at high speeds and can handle challenging yardage. Sets with multiple focuses, techniques & drills. Age range from 11 to 18 Years of age.

Swim Group 2 - White   An experienced and/or younger experienced swimmer who can swim all the strokes. Focus on improving fundamentals (Stoke technique, starts, turns, finishes). Medium length sets. Intro to long-distance training. Age range from 9-14 years of age.

Swim Group  3 - Blue  A swimmer with previous swim team experience and/or younger experienced swimmer who can swim all the strokes. Focus on improving fundamentals (Stoke technique, starts, turns, finishes). Short length sets with a lot of drilling. Focus on technique and mastering legal strokes for competition. Age range from 7-11 years of age.

Swim Group 4 - Green   Baby Gators. Novice and inexperienced swimmers who need stroke correction on the four strokes. Focus on fundamentals (stroke technique, starts, finishes). Must be able to cross the entirety of the pool multiple times over the course of practice without stopping to grab the wall or lane line. Age range from 5 to 10 years of age.


Diving Practice Group Criteria

Diving Group 1 - Black   Experienced divers who are working towards advanced skills.

Diving Group 2 - White   Novice and less experienced divers who are working on the required/voluntary dives and single somersaults.

Diving Group 2 - Developmental    For entry level divers interested in competing in driving, but not yet at a level to successfully complete. Practice will be held Monday - Thursday for the developmental group, no Friday practice.