Blue Groups 1 and 2
Ages: (7th and 8th grade)
Prerequisites: Must be able to complete all requirements of stroke school or advance from yellow groups.
The focus of this group is to refine and continue to develop the swimmer’s skills. Conditioning and endurance training are also introduced. As with Stroke School, White, Yellow, and Blue Groups, all of the swimmer’s other activities, such as soccer, baseball, dance, etc. are encouraged. Swimmers generally compete in Sandpiper hosted inter-squad and sanctioned invitational meets and are encouraged to attend at least 3-5 of the 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 hour practices offered each week. More experienced swimmer's generally compete in local "BRW" level swim meets and possible travel out side of the state. Skills are still being developed to advance to the next level. Advancement would be to the next level of Blue or Senior 2-3.
Team tryout information can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue groups will be responsible to participate in one major fundraising activity per quarter of the team year. Fundraising activities are used to meet the team's budgetary needs to support team operations. Quarters 1, 2, and 3 will consist of smaller fundraisers with the equivalent of $30 fundraising/donation required each quarter. Quarter 4 will consist of our largest fundraiser the Swim-A-Thon, sponsored by USA Swimming. $150-75 per swimmer is the minimum required for the Swim-A-Thon event. Total minimum fundraising requirement for the year is $240-165.
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