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Swim Groups

The Swim Tampa Aquatics practice groups fit the needs of swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Please keep in mind that age ranges are not absolute. Sometimes an older swimmer who is new to the sport may have to start with a group that is predominantly younger. Occasionally a very advanced younger swimmer may be moved into a group of older athletes. These group descriptions are provided to give you a sense of our team’s construction and the progression your child is likely to follow as he/she moves through our program.

Please call us at 813-546-4894 to schedule an evaluation, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

Beginner Team

Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning the basics of the four legal competitive strokes and having fun.  This group is exposed to group training for the first time while trying to prepare for short distance races of all strokes. Competing at local and intrasquad swim meets is encouraged at a rate of about once per month.

Beginning Team A  

Practice Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Equipment needed - goggles, kick board, fins

Coaches: Jamison Durr & Sandy Parlett

Beginning Team B 

Practice Schedule: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Equipment needed - goggles, kick board, fins

Coaches: Jamison Durr & Sandy Parett

 

Intermediate Team

Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.  This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.

Practice Schedule:

Monday - Friday: 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Equipment needed: goggles, kick board, fins

Coaches: Ron Parlett & Jamison Durr

 

Pre-Senior Team

Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athletes development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 freestyle.  Dryland strength training is conducted daily.

Practice Schedule: 

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 6:45pm

Friday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 10:30am

Equipment needed: goggles, kick board, fins, running shoes (dryland)

Coach: Stoddard Pickrell

 

Senior Team

Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their Junior Olympic and Senior Olympic Time Standards. Dryland strength training is conducted daily.

Practice Schedule: 

Monday - Thursday: 5:40pm - 8:00pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 10:30am

Equipment needed: goggles, kick board, fins, running shoes (dryland)

Coach: Scott Parlett