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Program Structure

Team Structure

In keeping with our objectives of providing a quality competitive and recreational swimming program for swimmers of all ages, abilities, and levels of interest, Team Greenville offers multiple levels of professional instruction and training. 

 

Age Group Training Groups

Discovery Group (Coach Julia and Coach Erin):

Ages:                                   12 & Under

Practices Offered:              2 per week

Practice Length:                 30 minutes

Discovery is the first swimming group at Team Greenville.  Swimmers need to be able to swim a 25 yard freestyle with rotary breathing and a 25 yard backstroke.  Swimmers will be taught the mechanics and proper technique of all four competitive strokes, freestyle, backstroke, breastroke and butterfly.  Swimmers will be introduced to proper turns and diving.  There is a 20 swimmer cap on this group.

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, and long swim fins. 

 

Blue Development Group (Coach Danyelle):

Ages:                                   10 & Under

Practices Offered:              3 per week

Practice Length:                 1 Hour

Blue Development is primarily for swimmers age 6 and older who can perform a 25 of at least three strokes legally. Refining the four strokes and having fun are the main points of emphasis. Swimmers will also begin to focus on proper starts and turns. Swimmers may attend up to three practices per week. Practices are for one hour.  There is a 50-swimmer cap on this group.  

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip. 

Blue Group (Coach Pam):

Ages:                                   10 & Under

Practices Offered:              4

Practice Length:                 1.25 Hours

Blue is primarily for swimmers age 9 and older that can swim the four competitive strokes legally and are ready to begin race strategy.   Blue Group swimmers aspire to achieve SC State cuts.   Swimmers must be able to legally complete a 50 of all four competitive strokes and a 100 IM. The focus is on proper technique, racing skills, and building basic endurance development. Swimmers may attend up to four practices per week. Regular practice attendance (2-3 per week) and meet participation is encouraged, but not required. There is a 50-swimmer cap on this group.  

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip. 

 

Blue High Performance Group (Coach Danyelle):

Ages:                                   10 & Under

Practices Offered:              5

Practice Length:                 1.5 Hours

Blue Performance is primarily for advanced swimmers age 9 and older. Swimmers must be able to perform a 200 IM. Swimmers prepare to compete at the State and Sectional level. This group focuses on further refinement of technique and racing skills. Swimmers receive enhanced swim training and are offered rigorous dryland training twice per week. Swimmers may attend up to 5 practices a week. Practices are one hour and 30 minutes. Solid practice attendance (3-4 per week) and meet participation is strongly encouraged.   Swimmers that have achieved two 11-12 South Carolina State Cuts may attend Green High-Performance practices on Fridays.  There is a 40 swimmer cap on this group.  

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, long fins, pull buoy, snorkel, nose clip. 

 

Green Development Group (Coach Johnny):

Ages:                                   11-12

Practices Offered:              4 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 75 minutes

Green Development is primarily for swimmers age 11-12 that can swim the competitive strokes legally and are interested in year round competitive swimming.   Swimmers focus on proper starts, turns, and finishes. Swimmers may attend up to four practices per week.   There is a 25 swimmer cap on this group.   

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, long swim fins, snorkel, and nose clip. 

 

Green Group (Coach Pam):

Ages:                                   11-12

Practices Offered:              6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 120 minutes

Green Group is primarily for advanced swimmers age 11-12 who aspire to achieve SC State cuts.   Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on a 1:40 per 100 yards base. Swimmers prepare for competition at the State and Sectional level. Technical excellence, more rigorous water and dryland practices, swimmer responsibility and commitment are emphasized. Swimmers practice up to six days per week for two hours. Swimmers are encouraged to average 3 practices per week, but are not required.  There is a 35 swimmer cap on this group.  

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, Speedo short blade fins, pull buoy, tech paddles, snorkel, nose clip. 

 

Green High Performance Group (Coach Ted):

Ages:                                   11-12

Practices Offered:              6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2.25 hours

Green High Performance is primarily for advanced swimmers age 11-12 who desire to swim on sectional level. Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on a 1:20 per 100 yards base. Swimmers prepare for competition at the State and Sectional level. Technical excellence, more rigorous water and dryland practices, swimmer responsibility and commitment are emphasized. Swimmers practice up to six days per week for two hours. Swimmers should average 4 practices per week to maintain placement in this group.   There is a 35 swimmer cap on this group.  

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, fins, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, nose clip. 

Senior (13+) Training Groups

Senior Development 2 (Coach Julia):

Ages:                                   13 & up

Practices Offered:              4 per week

Practice Length:                 1.5 hours

Senior Development II is primarily for swimmers age 13 and older who are serious about pursuing High School and USA competitive swimming to the State meet level and beyond.   Stroke technique is strongly emphasized. Swimmers may attend up to 4 practices a week, and there is not an attendance requirement.   Swimmers should be able to complete a 200 IM and train freestyle on a 1:40 per 100 yard base. This group focuses on goal setting, practice commitment, personal development and responsibility. Strong commitment to attendance; personal responsibility; and participation in Championship meets are expected.    

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, fins, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel. 

 

Senior Development 1 (Coach Johnny):

Ages:                                   13 & up

Practices Offered:              6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2 hours

Senior Development I Group is primarily for swimmers age 13 and older who are serious about pursuing High School and USA competitive swimming to the State meet level and beyond.   Stroke technique is strongly emphasized.   Swimmers should be able to complete a 400 IM and train freestyle on at least a 1:20 per 100 yards base. This group focuses on goal setting, practice commitment, personal development and responsibility. Strong commitment personal responsibility; and participation in scheduled Championship meets are expected.   Swimmers are offer 6 practices a week, and there is not an attendance requirement.    Swimmers must maintain a 70% attendance average to remain on this group.   

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, Speedo short blade fins, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel. 

 

Junior High Performance (Coach Ted):

Ages:                                   13-14

Practices Offered:              6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2.25 hours

Junior Performance is for swimmers ages 13-14 who desire to swim at the Sectional Level.  Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on a 1:20 per 100 yards base.  Swimmers are preparing to swim at the Sectional level and above.  Technical excellence, more rigorous water and dryland practice, personal accountability and commitment are emphasized. Swimmers practice up to 6 days per week for up to 2.25 hours.   Swimmers must maintain a 75% attendance average to remain on this group.   

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, fins, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, nose clip. 

 

Senior (Coach Ted):

Ages:                                   13+

Practices Offered:              6 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 2.25 hours

Senior Group is primarily for swimmers age 15 and older who are serious about pursuing USA competitive swimming to the Sectional level and beyond.   Stroke technique is strongly emphasized. Fitness and performance levels are increased utilizing progressive pool and dryland training. Swimmers should be able to complete a 400 IM and train freestyle on at least a 1:15 per 100 yard base. This group focuses on goal setting, practice commitment, personal development and responsibility. Strong commitment to attendance; personal responsibility; and participation in scheduled Championship meets are expected. For optimal development swimmers should practice 5-6 times per week. A minimum of 75% average attendance is expected to remain in this group, attendance requirements will be monitored monthly.    

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, Fins, pull buoy, large or extra-large hand paddles nose clip, snorkel. 

Senior High Performance (Coach Karl):

Ages:                                   13+

Practices Offered:              8 per week

Practice Length:                 Up to 3 hours

Senior High Performance is primarily for swimmers age 15and older who are dedicated to pursuing competitive swimming at the highest levels of competition. Stroke technique and racing skills are strongly emphasized. High fitness and performance levels are achieved utilizing advanced pool and dryland training sessions. Swimmers should be able to train freestyle on at least a 1:10 per 100 yards base. This group focuses on leadership, performance goal setting and training commitment, personal accountability and responsibility. Swimmers will maximize training preparation to achieve high performance results at National level competition. Practice is offered 8 times per week for 2 to 3 hours. High Performance swimmers will maintain full commitment to attendance (minimum 85%); personal responsibility; and full participation in scheduled championship meets, attendance requirements will be monitored monthly.     

Equipment needed: Cap, goggles, small kickboard, mesh equipment bag, Arena Power Fin Pro fins, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, and nose clip.