Practice Groups

***COACHES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MOVE A SWIMMER TO A DIFFERENT PRACTICE GROUP AT THE COACHES DISCRETION***

This is based on the age, ability level, and maturity of each individual. When it is in the best interest of a swimmer, he/she will be placed in a more challenging training group by the coach.

Fall 2019 Season Begins Tuesday, September 3rd!

 

Swim Prep/Platinum: Ages 5-8

The swim prep group is designed for children ages 5-8 years old who are interested in joining our year-round swim team but have no prior swim team experience.

The platinum group is equivalent to Swim Prep and meets at the JCC after school. Registration is handled through the JCC and may be found HERE.

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards across the pool unassisted and without stopping. 

 

Novice/Bronze: Ages 7-10

The Bronze group is for entry level swimmers. The swimmer will receive instruction in the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes with basic introduction to start and turn techniques.

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle demonstrating side breathing and have a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes.

 

Silver/Junior: Ages 10-13 

The Silver or Junior group will work on development of the four competitive strokes. Refining the swimmer's strokes to reach a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness. Pacing and interval training will be introduced at this level. This group will demonstrate mechanically efficient technique in each of the four competitive strokes, starts, and turns.  

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards unassisted in less than 3:00 minutes.

 

Gold: Ages 13-18

(11-12 year olds with a "B" time or better and 9-10 year olds with an "A" time or better may contact us about swimming with this group)

The Gold group is for older, more accomplished and motivated age-group swimmers. Training emphasis will focus on perfecting individual technique and endurance. Swimmers will be chosen for this group based on technique, training ability, and maturity. Swimmers are provided the conditioning and technical background to prepare for local and state levels of competition, and they will compete in meets throughout the year. Workouts will range from 2,000 to 3,000 yards per session. 

Requirements: A swimmer must be at least 13 years old to enter the Gold group. A swimmer must be able to perform the set: 6x100 freestyle on 3:00 interval/yards.

 

Gold Group at JCC: Ages 13-18

This is our evening high school practice for public school swimmers, or athletes who live closer to the JCC and wish to train with us there. Both competitive and non-competitive focus groups are available. To learn more about this practice group, please visit the JCC website HERE.