The Bronze division’s focus is to establish a strong foundation of skills and techniques in a fun environment that encourages continued participation in the sport. Athletes and parents are introduced to competitive meets with a family-friendly atmosphere.
Silver Division Purpose:FUNdamentals
The Silver division’s focus is establishing a strong foundation of skills and techniques in a fun environment that encourages continued participation in the sport. Athletes and parents are introduced to competitive meets with a family-friendly atmosphere. Swimmers may have opportunities to qualify for state or sectional level competitions.
Gold Division Purpose: Learn to practice
In the Gold division, SCSC athletes will build on the fundamental skills and techniques taught in the Silver and Bronze divisions. They will progress to an advanced level of learning that requires implementing specific skills in practice sets. Establishing good habits in a practice-setting translates to better performances at meets, as well as long-term development in the sport of swimming. Gold division athletes will be led toward IMX events (the IMX program established by USA Swimming to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming) as they compete at the local, state, and possibly regional level.
Platinum Division Purpose: Train to Compete
In the Platinum division, SCSC athletes’ focus broadens substantially. Swimmers learn about the effect their decisions and behavior outside of the pool has on their performance in the pool. Athletes continue to build on good practice habits with progressive skills, drills, and a variety of techniques, working to challenge themselves and prepare for the senior level. Platinum division swimmers compete at the local, state, regional, and possibly national level. They begin to see a glimpse of their future swimming experiences by competing at the highest level meet for which they qualify.
Senior Division Purpose: Compete to excel
In the Senior division, SCSC athletes continue to learn and be taught progressively, but emphasis is placed on taking ownership of their individual goals and the path to achievement. Senior division swimmers compete at the local, state, regional, and possibly national level. Competing at the highest level meet for which they are qualified is a priority. Swimmers will be introduced to collegiate opportunities, mentored through goal-setting, and encouraged to be positive role models for the younger age group swimmers.